Presentation at The U to examine effectiveness of ADA
"The Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Have We Achieved It?" is a presentation by Robert Kean and Shelly Pfaff on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in Newman Hall at the Newman Center, which is located at 320 E. Cherry St. in Vermillion. Kean, executive director of South Dakota Advocacy Services, serves as a member of the South Dakota Governor’s Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, the South Dakota Mental Health Planning Coordination Advisory Council and the South Dakota Guardianship Program Trust. Pfaff is the executive director of the South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities. She has more than 25 years of experience serving persons with disabilities and presently serves on the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Statewide Independent Living Council.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities. The ADA is modeled after earlier landmark laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race and gender. Wednesday’s program, "The Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Have We Achieved It?" is hosted by Disability Services at The University of South Dakota and the Center for Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, the Center for Disabilities works with individuals and families in the areas of autism, fetal alcohol syndrome and birth to 3. Established as a multi-disciplinary evaluation center on developmental disabilities at USD in 1971, the Center also features developmental clinics on the Cheyenne River Reservation and the Rosebud Reservation. For more information about "The Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Have We Achieved It?" please contact Disability Services at The U at (605) 677-6389 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You May Also Like
AUSTIN, Texas — South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the Academic All-America first team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Duffy earns Academic All-America honors for the third consecutive season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — All five South Dakota starters scored in double-figures and the Coyotes completed perhaps the greatest regular season in Summit League history with a 63-58 win against rival and second-seeded South Dakota State in the tournament championship game Tuesday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Two University of South Dakota faculty members are partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls agency Call to Freedom to better understand what sex trafficking survivors think about the services they receive — and to learn what services they find most helpful.