Disabilities History & Awareness: Calendar of Events

Date Event
July 7, 2015 Understanding ADA Requirements and Transition Plan Development, Tuesday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Held at City of Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Avenue. Hosted by APA. Cost: Varies; Registration is necessary. For more information, contact Shirley Knox at executivedirector@accessibilityprofessionals.org or visit the APA website.
July 23, 2015 ADA Symposium and Resource Fair, Thursday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Held at the Rogers Park Community Center, 6540 Gladys Avenue, in Beaumont, Texas. The ADA Symposium and Resource Fair will honor the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Representatives from state agencies, organizations, and support groups committed to ensuring equality and opportunity for people with disabilities in Beaumont and the surrounding area will join together in to celebrate 25 years of access to Employment, Housing, Local and Government Activities, Public Accommodations, Telecommunications, Transportation and more.
July 23, 2015 Silver ADA 25th Year Anniversary Luncheon Celebration, Thursday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Held at Southfork Hotel, 1600 North Central Expressway. Hosted by REACH, Inc Centers for Independent Living. Cost: FREE; Registration is necessary. For more information, contact Julie Espinoza at jespinoza@reachcils.org or visit the REACH website.
July 24, 2015 LIFE RUN: ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration, Friday, July 24, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Held at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Hosted by LIFE/RUN Center for Independent Living. Activities include performances from “Texas,” live music, karaoke and raffle prizes. Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, contact Michelle Crain at michelle.crain@liferun.org or 806-795-5433 or visit the LIFE RUN website.
July 24, 2015 ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration, Friday, July 24, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Held at 4713 Troup Highway. Hosted by East Texas Center for Independent Living. Cost: FREE. For more information contact Trevence Mitchell at tmitchell@etcil.org or 903-581-7542 or visit the ETCIL website.
July 25, 2015 SAILS ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, July 25, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Held at The University of Texas at San Antonio, 501 West Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Hosted by San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS). Cost: FREE; Registration is required for exhibitors. For more information and to register, contact Kitty Brietzke at 210-281-1878 or kbrietzke@sailstx.org or visit the SAILS website.
July 26, 2015 LIFE RUN ADA 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament, Sunday, July 26, Registration begins at 11:45 a.m.; Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. Held at the Rawls Course at Texas Tech University, 4th Street and Texas Tech Parkway. Fundraiser for Life Run. Cost: Varies; Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Jessica Holidai at 806-795-5433 or visit the LIFE RUN website.
July 31 -
August 2, 2015
Abilities Expo Held at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Stadium), Houston. Hosted by Abilities Expo. Cost: FREE; Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Abilities Expo website.
August 7, 2015 Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) Regional Training Friday, August 7, 8:00am 5:00pm. Held at SMU Plano Campus, 5236 Tennyson Parkway. Hosted by Accessology. Cost: $289, Early Bird Discount available before June 17; Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, contact Alicia Hill at ahill@accessology.com or 972-434-0068 or visit the Accessology website.
August 15, 2015 &
August 22, 2015
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Gulf Coast Partnerships Education Class Saturday, August 15 and Saturday, August 22, 9:00am 2:30pm. Held at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street. Hosted by NAMI Gulf Coast. For families or friends who have an adult living with mental illness. Cost: FREE; Registration is required. For more information, contact NAMI Gulf Coast at 281-585-3100 or 409-944-4328 or 888-554-2264 or namgc@namigulfcoast.org.

If you know of Disabilities History & Awareness events that are not represented on this calendar, please send an email to cper@dars.state.tx.us.

To see more events in your city and around Texas and the nation, visit the Governor´s Committee on People with Disabilities´ calendar.