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27 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Department of Justice seal On July 26, 2017, the Department of Justice published “27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” and Nick was so busy hanging out at the Ability Fest in Fort Collins, that he forgot to remind all of the Nicksters and you, his followers!
So, in a time of political uncertainty and tension, we here at AiA would like you to know that because of this piece of legislation 27 years ago, Nick is able to enjoy a quality of life from simple breathing, nourishment, outdoor water sports, to community speaking events like his 2015 TEDxFrontRange speech, or taking an evening  “roll” through the neighborhood as the sun sets.
Thank you ADA, former President George HW Bush, and all your proponents in Congress.  You and the folks who adhered to the law made an incredibly positive change in our world and are what being awesome is all about!  Awesome in Action

The ADA Symposium – A National Experience

Back in June, Nick and the AiA team were fortunate enough to be welcomed as an

exhibitor at the National ADA Symposium, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.  How lucky that it was held in Denver this year!  Next year, Chicago will host the Symposium.

We saw advanced technologies, feats of engineering, and met educators, business people, designers, counselors, government folks, and most of them had some disability.  Yet here they were, changing their own situations and the lives of others.

img_0812It took Nick a minute to realize this was not a real dog!img_0809

 

 

img_0795Nick discovered one very cool Water Wheels
“beach wheelchair.”  He is fairly sure it will come in handy during triathlons and other water fun!

 

Connecting with new friends and reconnecting with old, we had a most amazing conference!!