Remembering the Relay: Flashback to the 10th Anniversary of the ADA

By Greg Smith, Sr., The Strength Coach

Watch the On A Roll documentary online now at www.onarollmovie.com!

On A Roll

We've come a long way since 1990. We've also come a long way since 2000. That year, the disability community, led by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) planned and staged a 24-city, cross-country relay that celebrated the 10-year anniversary of ADA. That relay and the events of July 26, 2000 are a major part of the award winning PBS documentary film, On A Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream. It is a nostalgic look back at the disability community's biggest celebration to date.

Award-winning Film on Disability Available Online for Free

The film was made by Joanne Caputo, who learned of my work as host of "On A Roll Radio" as a result of the friendship our young sons developed in Yellow Springs, OH. It started with her bringing her camcorder to our house.

ADA Legacy Celebration

From now, throughout the month of July, On A Roll is available free at www.onarollmovie.com. Please enjoy and spread the word about it. When it aired on PBS, 1.2 million people saw the initial broadcast. Hopefully, we can reach as many people this month as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA.

About the author:

Greg Smith is a professional speaker, broadcaster and author known as "The Strength Coach." He is the founder of "On A Roll: Talk Radio on Life & Disability," a nationally syndicated radio show that aired on 70 stations from 1992-2006. He is subject and associate producer of the PBS documentary "On A Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream," which reached 1 million Americans in 2005. He is also the author of "On A Roll: Reflections from America's Wheelchair Dude with the Winning Attitude." For more on Greg Smith, Sr., visit www.thestrengthcoach.com.

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