National disability leader to lecture Oct. 4 at Pitt
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Jonathan Young, chairman of the National Council on Disability, is this year's lecturer for the Oct. 4 Thornburgh Family Lecture Series on Disability Law and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. The lecture, "Beyond Budgets: From Policy to Progress in Disability Employment," will be held at 1 p.m. at the University Club, Oakland.
Mr. Young was appointed chairman by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2010. The council is an independent federal agency advising the president and Congress. Mr. Young is also partner and general counsel at FoxKiser -- a firm specializing in strategic collaboration and counseling in law, science, and medicine. He previously served as associate director of the White House Office of Public Liaison under President Bill Clinton and was the co-founder and former chair of the Committee on Disability Power & Pride. He has also written a published history of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He himself is partially paralyzed from a spinal cord injury after breaking his neck in a high school wrestling match.
The lecture series was established by former Gov. and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and his wife, Ginny, vice president of the National Organization on Disability's interfaith religion and disability program. They have long worked for disability rights, at their own initiative and on behalf of their son, who has an intellectual disability. The free lecture will be held in Ballroom B at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Seating is limited. For more information and to register, go to Events at www.law.pitt.edu.
First Published September 17, 2012 12:00 am