What a whirlwind start to our week! It may be summer vacation for our students, but we are working hard on several exciting opportunities for the organization this month. As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches, we have been giving a lot of thought to the wonderful changes this has brought about, as well as the areas where we could continue to grow and push forward. Look for an op-ed in the Erie Times News to appear soon!
Nationwide, we are starting the celebrations early with the arrival of #DisabilityStories on Twitter this Wednesday. We will participate in the conversation by sharing #DisabilityStories in the form of photos, facts, links, videos, and conversation on social media. Read more about this fun mission here: http://bit.ly/1eytOir.
Did you know that TEDx Conferences are coming to Erie? For those of you unfamiliar, TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a set of global conferences that includes talks by professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, business owners, and thought-leaders on topics ranging from science, culture, academics, and more. These presentations, known as TEDTalks, are available to watch for free on their site, ted.com. TEDx conferences are independent TED-like events, which can be organized by anyone who obtains a free license from TED, agreeing to follow certain principles. I am happy to report that we are in the process of submitting an application to the upcoming TedxErie.