Registration for the 2018 “Lead On!” Gala

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On Thursday, June 7 Access Living’s annual “Lead On!” Award Gala will take place in the Grand Ballroom of Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier and will be chaired by Maurice Smith, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

The “Lead On!” Award – named for Justin Dart, Jr., the grandfather of the ADA, recognizes visionaries, individuals or institutions, who have reframed the understanding of people with disabilities and who have created positive changes in our communities. This year we are thrilled to present the 2018 “Lead On!” Award to Roberta Cordano, J.D. and National ADAPT.

Roberta is president of Gallaudet University, the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. Located in Washington D.C., its charter was founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. Roberta Cordano, once an intern at Access Living, is the first deaf woman president of Gallaudet University.

National ADAPT is the leading national grassroots disability organization working to expand home and community based services for people with disabilities, including a strong focus on building an equitable healthcare system for all.


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