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Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Partners with the Americans with Disabilities Legacy Project to Raise Awareness of Disability Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: March 15, 2015
Executive Director Eric Jacobson "co-pilots" ADA25 Tour Bus on 5-Day Trip that includes stops in Tennessee, Concludes in Metro Atlanta

WHAT: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Executive Director Eric Jacobson is helping to increase awareness of disability rights as “co-pilot” of the ADA25 Legacy Tour Bus, a national traveling exhibit designed to educate, build excitement and maintain the legacy of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The tour includes the “Road to Freedom” Bus; four panels on the history of self-advocacy; and an ADA Legacy Project display that illustrates the effort to preserve disability history, celebrate milestones of the disability movement, and educate the public and future generation of disability advocates.

Jacobson joins veteran disability rights photographer Tom Olin on the trip that returns the Atlanta area on Friday, May 15.  Friday’s stop completes a week-long trek from Atlanta throughout Tennessee.  Jacobson and Olin will be welcomed with fanfare at the Mobility Expo on May 15, when they arrive at around 1:30 PM in the parking lot of the N. Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross.

The Mobility Expo will feature technologies, products and services that enhance quality of life and independence.  Attendees can also learn what the ADA has done to make life better for those with disabilities by participating in educational seminars and demonstrations.

WHY: 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies. The Project also honors the historic civil rights legislation and creates a legacy in which every citizen is accepted for who they are.

WHO: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (, the ADA Legacy Project (, the Shepherd Center (, and The Mobility Expo (

WHEN: 1:30 PM, Friday, May 15, 2015

WHERE: North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 30093

Valerie Meadows Suber, Public Information Director
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
404-657-2122 (office) 404-801-7873 (mobile)

Tags: GCDD, Advocacy