The “ADA Generation”

While attending a conference where the topic was the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, someone commented that students with disabilities who graduate high school this year should be referred to as members of the ‘ADA Generation,’ a new generation of Americans with disabilities growing up with an expectation of academic achievement, employment and the opportunity to give back to their community.

Do you agree? I can tell you that my older daughter, an American adult with disabilities who is completing her freshman year of college, certainly does. If you do agree, what do you think colleges and companies should be doing to positively reinforce this belief? Do you know of colleges and companies who are already doing great things in this arena? Let us know.