ADA 25th Anniversary celebrations around Oregon

Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed Sunday, July 26th to be the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Oregon. Read more about celebrations happening around the state.


Klamath Falls

July 22nd, from 10:00-11:00 AM, SPOKES will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the induction of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join us for Cake, Inspiration, Information!

Klamath Co Government Center
305 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR

If you have any questions about these activities, or any other disability related items please contact us at 541-883-7547.



ADA Poster 4-2015

Readable PDF version of the Poster

Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living
American Disabilities act (ADA) annual Celebration
25th anniversary

Saturday, JULY 25, 2015
The Ontario Lions Park
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

790 S.W. 3rd. Ave.
Ontario, Oregon

Twenty-five years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, making life better and more equal for people with disabilities. EOCIL celebrates that victory with an ADA Celebration Day.

10:00–10:15      Gather at the Ontario Lions Park, under the picnic shelter by the pool for ADA Awareness March.

10:15-10:45       March around Lions Park to the front of the WWII Memorial for Mayor’s Address.

10:45-11:00       Return to Lions Park picnic shelter

11:00-1:00         Popcorn, Snow Cones, Cold Water, Accessibility Activities, Networking, & enjoying a “Community Day in the Park” social.

We hope to see each and everyone there celebrating this monumental Americans with Disability Act (ADA) legislation.
If you have questions regarding the ADA Celebration Day please feel free to call Heidi Ragsdale at 541-889-3119 or




Join Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA) for our celebration on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 11 am to 2 pm, at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405. Admission is free. Activities include:

  • A parade with special guests Samba Ja and the “Raining” and Old Slug Queens
  • DanceAbility
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier Deaf and Hard of Hearing Choir
  • “The ADA Skit”
  • ADA “Hall of Justice” Historical Display
  • Assistive technology information
  • Light refreshments
  • Door prizes and free ADA 25th Anniversary items

Confirmed guests include



Joint Benton County to celebrate. Read details on their PDF file invitation.

Come join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
July 7th, 2015
1-2:00 pm

Benton County Sunset Building
4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333

1. Benton County Board of Commissioners present the Proclamation of July 26th as Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day
2. Jim Smith of Access Benton County presents the 2014 Keith E. Billings award to the Corvallis Kiwanis Club
3. Martha Smith, Director of OSU Disability Access Services
4. Dr. Dick Weinman, retired OSU Professor Emeritus and Dial-a-Bus customer
5. Mike Volpe, Chair of the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Disability Services Advisory Council
6. Jasper Smith, Manager of the Benton County Health Developmental Diversity Program
7. Steve Harder, Director of Benton County Dial-a-Bus, Inc.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided!





ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join Us July 23rd
500 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR

Noon Hour Celebration
HSB Lobby
Program includes the Governor’s Proclamation, dance, music, poetry, art and speakers.

ADA Resource Fair
HSB Lobby & 160 from 9am to 2pm
Organizations, agencies and internal units will be hosting table displays in the lobby with technology displays in HSB 160.

ADA Breakout sessions
Room 137A:
10:45 – History of the ADA Video: “Lives Worth Living”
1:15 – Service animals Presentation, Joy of LIving Consultant

Room 137B:
11:15 – Presentation, Families and Community Together
1:15 – Reading in the Dark, Oregon State Library

Room 137C:
10:30 – Mental Health Presentation, Office of Consumer Activities and Peer Recovery
11:00 – Olmstead Act & Relation to ADA
1:15 – Mental Health Presentation (repeat)

Room 137D:
10:30 – Assistive Technology Assessment tool, Oregon Technical Assistance Center
11:15 – Video Relay Services
1:15 – Emergency Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

All are welcome. Seating is available first come, first served. by July 20, 2015


There will be a celebration with displays, presentations and a party in the Human Services Building Lobby. Get more information on the FACT Oregon website.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oregon Health Authority & Department of Human Services -1st Floor
500 Summer Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301



ILR Annual Summer Picnic and the 25th Birthday Celebration of the ADA


Date: July 20, 2015
Time: 11-2
RSVP by July 10th to Patricia 503-232-7411 ext. 337

Join us at:
Glendoveer Golf Course 14015 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97230

Celebrate with ILR and Our Community Partners
NW Blind Athletes
Oregon Disability Sports
Adventure Without Limits
Ride Connection

Learn how accessible recreation can be!!

BBQ provided by NW Natural Gas

Address and map:


Get more information about the following two events at the Portland Commission on Disability website.

Portland State University ADA 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 21, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
PSU Park Blocks, SW Park Ave. between SW Harrison & Montgomery Streets

PCOD will have a display table. ASL interpretation provided.


ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration (main event)

Sunday, July 26, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
IRCO (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization), 10301 NE Glisan St.

The event theme is “Sharing our Histories, Dreaming our Future.” Please join us as we look at the beginning of the Disability Rights movement, celebrate our successes, and reflect on the road ahead.
The event will feature members of the disability community invited to share their stories. (Read more about the storytellers here.)
This will be a universally accessible event. ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and audio descriptions will be provided.

There will be three shuttle companies providing services on Sunday, July 26th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Gateway TriMet stop.

Please watch for our volunteers there and they will guide you to the ADA 25th Shuttle pick up site in the north parking lot.

Thank you to the following companies for their shuttle services:
Green Transportation
Ride Connect and Performance mobility

If you take MAX to the GATEWAY Transit Center here are some helpful hints. If coming from the WEST (downtown. Expo Center, Hollywood, etc) exit or walk to the end of the end car for the north end of the station. If you are coming from the EAST (Gresham, Clackamas or Airport) exit or walk to the front of the trains to end up in the north end of the station.

BUS LINES that bring you to Gateway TC #15 – #19 – #22 – #23 – #115


Americans with Disabilities Act Happy Birthday Dance

Read more at the Facebook event invite:
Tuesday, July 28 at 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Studio 2@Zoomtopia
810 SE Belmont Studio #2, Portland, Oregon 97214
Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company wants to dance with you! We are having a “Free Celebration Dance” to celebrate Disability Civil Rights with all our friends.

Please come scent free. The space is air conditioned. Be prepared to remove your shoes and dance barefoot or in stocking feet!

No cost




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