Wichita Disability Rights Advocates Presents: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Craig will talk about fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including it is history, who is covered under the ADA, who enforces it, standards/guidelines and how you can use it to advocate.
About the Keynote Speaker
Craig Perbeck is the Independent Living Services Manager at ILRC in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Emporia State University with a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Public Administration. He is a Certified Public Manager completing coursework through Kansas University and completed the Wichita State University’s MiniMPA: Executive Development in Public Administration. He has worked at Kansas Department for Children and Families as the Assistant Regional Director and Sedgwick County Department on Aging as the Director of Mill Levy, Mobility and Housing before joining the team at ILRC. He has served on multiple community boards including State of Kansas Rehabilitation Advisory Board, Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Non Profit Chamber, an currently is the Chairperson on the Wichita/Sedgwick County Access Advisory Board. Craig has worked with Federal, State and Local government entities regarding accessibility issues for over 25 years
For more information contact: Ruth Cartagena-Ortiz, 316.942.6300 ext. 223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Support is a group of people with all types of disabilities that come together to discuss their lives, their joys, their worries and be a positive support for one another. Everyone needs help and gets stuck from time to time. Just talking to other people in the same shoes helps, plus…attending is fun!
Wichita Disability Rights Advocates (WDRA) is another of the advocacy groups that meets at ILRC the 1st Thursday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the ILCR activity room. WDRA focus on civil rights issues for persons with disabilities in our community. WDRA schedules an additional meeting monthly with the focus on outreach. The outreach activity varies from fun field trips to meetings at the State Capitol. WDRA raises to pay for outings in the community such as day trips to museums and other fun adventures. WDRA hosts educational meetings where members learn about community resources and member focused educational topics.
ILRC offers Music and Movement Fitness Class – a fun workout program for individuals with all types of disabilities, both permanent and temporary. Music and Movement Fitness Class is about having fun and exercising with others. The exercise class is customized to your ability, including how to exercise from a sitting position.
Disability Advocates 4 Action (DA4A) is a group of concerned citizens who come together to talk about and take action on issues that people with disabilities face. Issues include transportation, housing, public policy, and legislation that affects people with disabilities.