Larry “Moon” Thompson: radio personality and disability advocate. Event emcee. He now has a podcast “Moon, Pjugg & Hobbs“.
Peter Berg: ADA Coordinator, University of Illinois Chicago. Keynote Address: “How the ADA Applies to Outdoor Areas”
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz: Offering a proclamation. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will issue a Proclamation commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Read more
Joseph Baird: Musical guest. Joseph Baird is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and inspirational speaker. Joseph can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota DNR Track Chair: Brittanie Wilson demonstrates the Minnesota DNR’s All-Terrain Track Chair: Brittanie Wilson is a self-advocate and Disability justice leader living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The state parks where the track chair is being featured are listed below:
- Camden State Park, 507-872-7031
- Crow Wing State Park, 218-825-3075
- Lake Bemidji State Park, 218-308-2300 (available mid-June 2022)
- McCarthy Beach State Park, 218-274-7200 (Beach chair)
- Maplewood State Park, 218-863-8383 (available early fall 2022)
- Myre-Big Island State Park, 507-668-7060
These chairs are available to anyone who has a need. Call ahead to reserve a chair to ensure it will be available when you arrive. You will be asked to sign a waiver when you check it out. No other documentation is required. More information on the Minnesota DNR Website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/track-chairs.html
Blue Mounds State Park Prairie and Bison Tours: Please notify the park if you wish to use the lift or would like to use the wheelchair-accessible spot at 507-283-6050. Learn more at www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/tours/prairie-and-bison-tour.html
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation: The video can be viewed on YouTube. More information can be found at www.allinahealth.org/adaptivesports
Hold Your Horses: More information can be found at https://www.holdyourhorses.org
Capable Partners: Learn more about the organization and its schedule of activities at https://www.capablepartners.org.
Wilderness Inquiry: Learn more about their programs at http://www.wildernessinquiry.org.
Go Fun Me Adaptive Sailing: Learn about their programs and how you can get involved at https://lhycsailing.com/adaptive.
Animal Cams/Nature Apps: See a video that is a montage of all the live videos offered by the DNR and International Wolf Center as well as a video about apps that help identify plants or birds.
Walter F. Mondale Visitor Center exhibit at St. Croix State Park: Learn more about this exhibit and other accessible recreation opportunities from the Minnesota DNR at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/news/2022/06/13/new-accessible-recreation-opportunities-minnesota-state-parks-and-trails-celebrated-part-great-outdoors-month
Free ADA Anniversary Poster
Great Lakes ADA Center has a limited number of FREE full-sized posters (18″ x 24″) for distribution. Please complete the ONLINE FORM to order up to five posters. Note: Requests for more than five posters will need to be made over the telephone at 877-232-1990 and will be fulfilled based on availability. In addition, an 11 X 17 Printable PDF version of the poster is available for you to download and print.