Call for Presenters:
NCIL 2010 Annual Conference on
20 Years of the ADA: The Fight Goes On!
Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
Submit a Workshop
Please share your ideas and experiences with others in the
Independent Living Movement at the NCIL 2010 Annual Conference, "20 Years of
the ADA: The Fight Goes On!"
In the two decades since President George H.W. Bush signed
the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990, we have seen
access and attitudes improve exponentially. However, as a community, we remain
painfully aware of the significant work that remains to be done. Successes like
the Olmstead Decision have been dampened by a lack of action or urgency by
Federal and State Governments. The promises of equal opportunity in hiring and
employment have been decimated by a skeptical judiciary. Substantial increases
in accessible housing and transportation are mitigated by the fact that
nationwide, the lack of these vital resources remains the largest barrier to
independence for people with disabilities. In the context of balance between
success and continuing challenges, we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of
the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There will be plenty of celebration at the 2010 Annual
Conference on Independent Living, so we ask that workshop proposals acknowledge
the work that remains. In addition to the following topic suggestions on the
ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, we always value workshops for new
advocates and attendees that offer basic and historical information on the
Independent Living Movement, Centers for Independent Living, Statewide
Independent Living Councils, advocacy, systems change and non-profit
Workshop Ideas: Successes and failures in one of the five
Titles of the ADA; New regulations and provisions of the ADA Amendments Act of
2008; and topics for new IL staff, such as:
- " IL History & Philosophy;
- " Advocacy and Systems Change;
- " Reauthorization of WIA / Rehabilitation Act;
- " The Independent Living Administration; or
- " Reform of Healthcare and Long Term Services &
Deadline for Submission is Monday, January 15, 2010.
No proposals will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
All proposals must be submitted electronically to be
compatible with screen-reading software. If you are unable to submit your
proposal electronically, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate
PLEASE NOTE: We are returning to the Grand Hyatt Hotel
again this year. NCIL's block of sleeping rooms will open in late February
2010. Watch for your registration brochure with more details, coming in
This Call for Presenters is the only request for speakers,
group facilitators, or poster presentations that will be issued.
Submitted by NCIL Staff