October 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015

ACCESS FOR ALL: TOM OLIN’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990.

October 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015

ART FROM THE HEART ART EXHIBIT

SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

“Art From The Heart” Creations is a program participant-based business of The Douglas Center in Skokie, IL. “Art From The Heart” enables participants living with developmental and physical disabilities to earn income from the sale of their artwork, attain a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem and assistance in achieving greater independence in life. Take a look at the beautiful mosaics, decorative accessories, and jewelry created by local community members.

October 02, 2015

ASL TOUR AT THE ROOKERY BUILDING LOBBY

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is proud to introduce American Sign Language tours and Touch Tours at its historic sites:

ASL Tour Friday, October 2 at 12:30 pm – The Rookery Building Lobby

October 04, 2015

ASL TOUR AT THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is proud to introduce American Sign Language tours and Touch Tours at its historic sites:

ASL Tour Sunday, October 4 at 9:30 am – Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

October 05, 2015

3ARTS AWARDS AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

3ARTS

3Arts will add audio description to the 3Arts Awards celebration. (Their event already includes accessible seating, video captioning, ASL interpretation, and personal assistants.)

October 05, 2015

ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY: MAKING YOUR PHYSICAL SPACE ACCESSIBLE

DONORS FORUM & GREAT LAKES ADA CENTER

What types of buildings are covered under the ADA and other applicable codes and laws? What are non-profit organizations obligated to do to create accessible physical spaces in existing facilities, those undergoing renovations and new construction?

October 06, 2015

RUSH ADA 25 SYMPOSIUM

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Please join national experts in disability for a day of insightful talks and panel discussions. Topics include accessibility issues for students and the workforce, facilities requirements and best practices, and disability from the patient’s perspective.

October 07, 2015

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING FOR LIBRARY STAFF

REACHING ACROSS ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEM (RAILS)

This informative workshop will demystify mental health conditions and help library staff learn to recognize behaviors associated with mental illness.

October 07, 2015

THE HIDDEN STORY: HOW THE ADA GAVE THE LARGEST US MINORITY ITS RIGHTS

SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lennard Davis, author and Professor of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a keynote address marking this momentous occasion for civil rights.

October 08, 2015

AXIS DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 8

HARRIS THEATER FOR MUSIC AND DANCE

The 2015-2016 season at the Harris Theater will begin with the Harris debut of AXIS Dance Company.

October 08, 2015

TOUCH TOUR AT THE EMIL BACH HOUSE

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is proud to introduce American Sign Language tours and Touch Tours at its historic sites:

Touch Tour Thursday, October 8 at 2:15 pm – Emil Bach House

October 10, 2015

AXIS DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 10

HARRIS THEATER FOR MUSIC AND DANCE

The 2015-2016 season at the Harris Theater will begin with the Harris debut of AXIS Dance Company.

October 10, 2015

MUST-HEAR CHICAGO: A TOUR FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED OCT 10

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION

On September 12, October 10, and November 7, the Chicago Architecture Foundation will offer special architecture walking tours for visually impaired or blind adults and their companions/friends.

October 14, 2015

THE DISABILITY VISIBILITY PROJECT LISTENING EVENT

DISABILITY VISIBILITY PROJECTSTORYCORPS & ACCESS LIVING

Join The Disability Visibility Project, StoryCorps, ADA 25 Chicago, and Access Living on October 14 for the Disability Visibility Project Listening Event. The event will be an opportunity to share stories, thank all those who participated in the Disability Visibility Project, and celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

October 14, 2015

FIRST FORUM BREAKFAST ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

ECONOMIC CLUB OF CHICAGO

The Economic Club of Chicago hosts a members only breakfast featuring Steve Pemberton, vice president and global chief diversity officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Karen Tamley, commissioner of the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, who will lead a discussion about how inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace can be a competitive advantage for Chicago. Kareem Dale, director and senior counsel with Discover Financial Services in Chicago, will moderate this dynamic panel discussion.

October 15, 2015

ADAPTIVE SPORTS PLAY FOR ALL

CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & DARE2TRI

Chicago Children’s Museum and partner Dare2tri will celebrate people with disabilities and opportunities for active play for all people with a special event.

October 15, 2015 - October 18, 2015

WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE

PROJECT ONWARD

In partnership with ADA 25 Chicago and Chicago Artists Month, Project Onward presents When I Paint My Masterpiece, a multi-arts showcase featuring individuals with disabilities.

October 16, 2015

CHICAGO UNITED LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

CHICAGO UNITED

Marca Bristo, President and CEO of Access Living, will be participating in the Chicago United Leadership Conference as a CID Talk Speaker. The topic, to recognize the 25th anniversary of the ADA, will be the competitive advantage of employing people with disabilities.

October 17, 2015

RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS FOUNDATION PRESERVATION AWARDS RECEPTION AND CEREMONY

LANDMARKS ILLINOIS

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Landmarks Illinois has created a special award to be part of their annual Driehaus Preservation Awards. ADA 25 — special category for 2015 – In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act.

October 17, 2015

LOVE AND INFORMATION BY CARYL CHURCHILL

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY

As a part of their ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project commitment, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Love and Information by Caryl Churchill with a Touch Tour at 1:00 pm and Performance at 2:30 pm.

October 17, 2015

CARE: CELEBRATING ACCESSIBILITY, RENEWING, AND EDUCATING

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) will be hosting an afternoon of Disability Awareness. The day will include performances by musicians, dancers, and storytellers with disabilities.

October 19, 2015

KATHY NIMMER PRESENTATION AND TALK

LEWIS UNIVERSITY

Kathy Nimmer, 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year, will speak on Monday, October 19 as part of ADA Awareness week.

October 19, 2015

ADA Panel Featuring Marca Bristo, Barry Taylor, and Robin Jones

ACCESS ABILITY – JPMORGAN CHASE DISABILITY AND CAREGIVER BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUP

Access Ability will recognize the 25th anniversary of the ADA by hosting a panel of three professionals in the disability rights advocacy community; a mix of advocates who were instrumental in the passage of the original legislation and are ardent supporters to uphold the law for the people it helps.

October 20, 2015

DR. DAVID PERRY PRESENTATION AND TALK

LEWIS UNIVERSITY

Dr. David Perry, Disability Activist and Journalist, will speak on Tuesday, October 20 as a part of ADA Awareness Week.

October 20, 2015

PHILANTHROPY, DISABILITY AND DIVERSITY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP

DONORS FORUM & ADA 25 CHICAGO

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, how inclusive is philanthropy in the Chicago region?

October 21, 2015

GOOD FOR BUSINESS: THE HIRING AND INCLUSION OF COWORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

CDW

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ADA and in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CDW will plan and execute Good for Business: the Hiring and Inclusion of Coworkers with Disabilities, a game-changing workshop/training event that will be the first of its kind for CDW.

October 21, 2015

LIVES WORTH LIVING

LEWIS UNIVERSITY

Lewis University will present the documentary “Lives Worth Living” on October 21 as a part of ADA Awareness week.

October 22, 2015

JONATHAN MOONEY PRESENTATION AND TALK

LEWIS UNIVERSITY

Jonathan Mooney, Writer and Activist, will speak on Thursday, October 22 as part of ADA Awareness week.

October 24, 2015

IN/MOTION: CHICAGO’S DANCE FILM FESTIVAL

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO & LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO’S DEPARTMENT OF DANCE

In honor of the ADA 25th Anniversary, Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Dance, in collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Parkinson’s Project will screen “Capturing Grace,” a documentary film that depicts the intersection of dance and Parkinson’s Disease, as part of Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) IN/MOTION Dance Film Festival.

October 25, 2015

TOUCH TOUR AT THE FREDERICK C. ROBIE HOUSE

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is proud to introduce American Sign Language tours and Touch Tours at its historic sites:

Touch Tour Sunday, October 25 at 4 pm – Frederick C. Robie House

October 25, 2015

CANES FOR A CAUSE

SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Make a difference by decorating a walking cane that will be donated to a person in need. Arrive early, as supplies are limited. This service project is part of the library’s celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and made possible by Canes from Chrissy. Free, drop-in event for all ages.

October 26, 2015

COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBILITY: PLANNING AHEAD FOR EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

DONORS FORUM & GREAT LAKES ADA CENTER

What makes an event or program truly inclusive for people of all abilities? Effective communication to your varying audiences is vital to the success of any event or meeting.

October 27, 2015

MAKING COMMUNITIES MORE ACCESSIBLE: 25 YEARS AFTER ADA

METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL

Join the Metropolitan Planning Council for a panel discussion where we will celebrate advances over the last 25 years and explore opportunities to make two of Chicago’s greatest public assets, transit and parks, more accessible for people with disabilities.

October 28, 2015

ADA 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Waubonsee Community College will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during a short ceremony in the Student Center lobby at the Sugar Grove Campus.