UC UCEDD’s Kara Ayers Plays a Big Part in Cincinnati’s 25th ADA Anniversary Celebration

UC UCEDD's Kara Ayers, Ilka Riddle, Erica Coleman and Brady Sellet

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. This groundbreaking legislation made a world of difference in the lives of Americans with disabilities, and cities all over the United States, including Cincinnati, celebrated the 25th anniversary of this historic event.

It was a special honor for UC UCEDD’s Advocacy Coordinator, Dr. Kara Ayers, to play a big part in the publicity leading up to Cincinnati’s celebration.

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UC UCEDD’s Transition Booster Session Explains Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts for Young People with Developmental Disabilities

Parents, siblings, caregivers and professionals recently gathered at UC UCEDD’s Transition Booster Session to learn about Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts. The June 18 session was led by Janet Pecquet, Attorney at Law, Beckman Weil Shepardson LLC, and featured a panel of family members to help answer questions.

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UCEDD Advocates for Ratification of CRPD

CRPD Group

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international treaty that recognizes and promotes the rights of people with disabilities from around the world. When countries sign on to the treaty, they agree to follow the principals and obligations described in the document. The CRPD is based on general human rights and was largely inspired by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).