Event Information:

  • Sat

    26th Anniversary of the ADA

    8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.The University of Texas at San Antonio, downtown Bill Miller Plaza located at 501 West Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

    San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS)

    Hosts 26th Anniversary of the ADA

    Theme: Activate & Celebrate Your Abilities

    What: San Antonio Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebration begins with a lively Pep Rally! 50 Diverse Community Resource Exhibitors, ADA T-shirts, Community Awards and Free Lunch for Attendees!

    A very special keynote speaker, Ms. JoAnne Fluke will share a motivational story for all attendees! Our Honorable Senator Jose Menendez will be honored as our Public Servant of the Year! The 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)celebration will focus on the importance of ensuring that everyone in our community has access to programs and services and included in all aspects of life!

    Why: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most important piece of legislation to help persons with disabilities. It literally changed the future for persons who have disabilities when signed into law in 1990.

    Who: Developed in 1981, San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) is a federal and state designated center for independent living aimed at serving persons with all types of disabilities in Bexar and twenty-seven surrounding counties. The core services include independent living skills, advocacy, information and referrals, and peer mentoring. In addition, SAILS provides also free services to persons who are homeless and disabled.

    To celebrate the 26th anniversary of the ADA, San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) is partnering with and extends special thanks to our sponsors: AmeriGroup RealSolutions, VIA, Superior Healthplan, HEB, Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, Grande Communications, Partners in Primary Care, Deaf Interpreter Services, Ageless Living Home Health, IKOR, Alamo Council for the Blind, PCSI, The Unicorn Center, Family Endeavors and more! Call 210-281-1878 extension 118 for sponsorship.