A partnership between the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation and ADA 25 Chicago spawned the city’s first Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit, held Nov. 16–17 at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Building, 300 E. Randolph St.
Earlier this week, a quarter of a century after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was originally signed into law, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke to hundreds of government and business leaders during the opening session of ADA 25 Chicago’s Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit.
In 1999, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling for citizens with disabilities in Olmstead v. L.C.
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The national “Disabilities Inclusion Opportunity Summit” is being held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Chicago Monday and Tuesday. Leaders from across the country will meet to develop new ways to give people with disabilities better access to education, the job market and technology.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Former Congressman Tony Coelho, executives, experts and innovators will join a two-day summit to increase inclusion of people with disabilities in education and employment on Monday, Nov. 16