21 Dec 2009

Recently, I have been reflecting on this past year and how nearly everyone I know has faced some type of challenge. For some, it is the loss of a job or depletion of savings. For others, it is tightening the family budget to cope with a difficult economy. And for others, it is a reorganization […]

07 Oct 2009

Recently, I’ve been engaged with Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs as a Distinguished Fellow. Part of my work will include a course in public policy that will address and identify the obstacles people with disabilities face as they seek employment. I’ll also be providing students with guest lectures and offering workshops for […]

21 Sep 2009

Each year, I look forward to participating in the Start with Art luncheon, which kicks off Indianapolis’ arts season. It was an honor to attend this year among business associates and friends, all of whom share the belief that the arts have limitless potential to bring together people of diverse backgrounds. I have had the […]

24 Jul 2009

On July 26, 1990, I was honored to represent the State of Indiana when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law at a ceremony on the south lawn of the White House. We were surrounded by supporters, members of Congress, people with disabilities, friends and loved ones as we […]

06 Jul 2009

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis recently opened Take Me There: Egypt, an interactive way for young people to immerse themselves in the Egyptian culture. From a plane ride on Egypt Air to dinner at a family home, the gallery offers something for everyone, including people with disabilities. The Children’s Museum is committed to ensuring that […]

19 May 2009

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to make a presentation at the launch of Wishard Health Services’ Diversifying Diversity Education Series. The series engages the staff, hospital partners, and the public in ensuring we apply a comprehensive approach to diversity in our personal and professional lives. As a person with a disability, I believe […]

02 Mar 2009

Just like other couples without disabilities, we can get to where we’re going regardless of the weather and traffic conditions, as long as the parking spots for customers with disabilities are clear and available. On a recent weekend afternoon, my wife and I headed to one of our favorite north side markets to do a […]

13 Jan 2009

From experiencing my first curb cut in Disneyland in the early 1970s, to playing a role in designing a home for the Superbowl Champion Indianapolis Colts, I know from personal experience that when a design works for a person with a disability, it works for everyone. As an attorney with a disability, I help my […]