Ceremony at Rowan to mark 20th anniversary of passage of ADAJuly 21, 2010
Members of the Rowan University community will join together to mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during a ceremony on Monday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will include presentations by Rowan faculty, staff and students. Sociology professors Jay Chaskes and Anthony Sommo, both of whom have disabilities, will offer presentations, as will students Danielle Larsen and Jordan Ortiz, both of whom have visual impairments.
A resident of Shamong, Larsen is a rising senior sociology major and Spanish minor. Ortiz is a rising senior sociology major from Trenton who is pursuing minors in Spanish and communication studies.
The ceremony will include presentations of proclamations from Gloucester County and the Borough of Glassboro recognizing the anniversary.
Also during the program, Rowan special education professor Jay Kuder will present an overview titled "ADA and College Services: Past/Present/Future."
Resource tables from Rowan and Cooper University Hospital will provide information about services available for people with disabilities.
For information about the ceremony, contact John Woodruff, director/coordinator of disability resources in Rowan's Academic Success Center, at email@example.com or (856) 256-4234.