ADA Anniversary: Removing Obstacles for 25 Years

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which President George H.W. Bush signed into law in 1990, turns 25 on July 26th. Today, most Americans take things such as ramps, wheelchair lifts on city buses or designated parking spaces for granted. Some people might not know that many of these improvements came about directly as a result of this groundbreaking civil rights law. One person who can speak from the heart about the ADA is Tom Ridge, the First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and current chairman of National Organization on Disability (NOD). Ridge, who has a severe hearing loss fromRead More

Autism Society Georgia Announces New Executive Director

ATLANTA, Georgia (May 15, 2014) – The Autism Society Georgia Affiliate (ASGa), announces the appointment of Ray Johnson as its new Executive Director. Johnson will lead the organization’s rebranding initiative, which includes working with the new board of directors to implement a statewide services strategy and oversee Autism Society Georgia’s operations, programs, fundraising, marketing and volunteer efforts. “Having Ray assume the executive leadership is a critical milestone that we celebrate with state, local and national stakeholders in the autism community.  It reflects the culmination of little over a year-long effort working with those stakeholders to take a hard look at what theRead More

World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month in Roswell

ATLANTA, Georgia (March 26, 2015)—Roswell, GA Mayor Jere Wood signed a proclamation on March 23, 2015 declaring Thursday, April 2, 2015 World Autism Awareness Day and April Autism Awareness Month in Roswell. “We couldn’t be happier with the support of Mayor Wood and the City Council”, said Ray Johnson, Executive Director of the Autism Society of Georgia. “1 in 64 children in Georgia have autism according to the recent study by the CDC. This is a slightly higher prevalence rate than the national rate of 1 in 68.” To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, the Autism SocietyRead More

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