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A CONSUMER FORUM:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The Road to Equality for People with Disabilities
The DC Center for Independent Living (DCCIL) , the DC Statewide Independent Living Council (DCSILC) and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a Consumer Forum: “The ADA: The Road to Equality for People with Disabilities” . We will examine four of the major issues that impact the lives of people with disabilities: The Consumer Forum will be held on Friday July 9, 2010 from 9 am – 4 pm at: The Kellogg Conference Center of Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20002 This event is being provided free of charge to residents of the District of Columbia. Also included are:  3 course lunch  Free Parking & shuttle service from Union Station

Forum Topics Include:
Housing: a. What is the status of accessible and affordable housing for people with disabilities in the District of Columbia? b. How can people with disabilities have a greater influence in this arena? c. Who can people with disabilities hold accountable for building housing that is accessible and affordable?
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Transportation: a. What are the transportation options for people with disabilities?
DC Center for Independent Living, Inc. 1400 Florida Avenue, NE, Suite 3A Washington, DC 20002 Voice: 202-388-0033 Fax: 202-398-3018 TTY: 202-388-0277 Website: www.dccil.org

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b. Has WMATA been responsive to the needs of people with disabilities? c. Has the introduction of accessible cabs ameliorated transportation matters for people with disabilities?
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Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Services: a. How can PCA service be improved to better meet the needs of people with disabilities? b. What involvement can people with disabilities have in the direct training of PCA’s? c. How can people with disabilities input choice in the selection process of PCA’s?

4. Employment: a. What is the success rate for employing people with disabilities in DC over the past 3-5 years? How does that compare with other areas? b. Who is being hired? Indicate them by gender, disability, age, race et cetera? c. What employers have good track records for hiring people with disabilities? Have they been recognized by the District Government for doing so? d. What has the District Government done to promote hiring people with disabilities?

What you need to do to ensure your spot:
 Fill out the attached form  Fax, e-mail or mail back by June 25th, 2010 via the DCCIL address/fax # below. You may also call with your registration info. Please contact Ms. Cathy Fleming at 202-280-6895 or Ms. Darnise Henry Bush at 202-442-8432 for additional information or to register.

DC Center for Independent Living, Inc. 1400 Florida Avenue, NE, Suite 3A Washington, DC 20002 Voice: 202-388-0033 Fax: 202-398-3018 TTY: 202-388-0277 Website: www.dccil.org

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Consumer Forum Participant Registration
Name of Participant (s): _________________________________________ ___________________________________ ______ Address: _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Phone #: _______________________________________________________ Additional information you’d like us to be aware of : ________________________________________________________________
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DC Center for Independent Living, Inc. 1400 Florida Avenue, NE, Suite 3A Washington, DC 20002 Voice: 202-388-0033 Fax: 202-398-3018 TTY: 202-388-0277 Website: www.dccil.org

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