The Future of Disability Rights

The Thornburgh Family Lecture Series on Disability Law and Policy.

Mr. Ted Kennedy, Jr.

"The Future of Disability Rights."

October 15, 2019

Watch the video of Mr. Kennedy's presentation by using this link.

A pediatric bone cancer survivor and amputee, Mr. Kennedy has been an active leader in the movement to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities.

In June 2017, Mr. Kennedy was elected Chair of the Board of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), one of the country’s preeminent civil rights and public policy organizations dedicated to social reform and equal rights for people with disabilities. He also advises employers on best practices and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One of AAPD’s signature programs is the Disability Equality Index (DEI), now the nation’s leading corporate benchmarking tool for disability equality and inclusion. The DEI scores and tracks businesses on their disability employment, accommodation policies and socially responsible corporate practices.

Mr. Kennedy is a member of the firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at Epstein Becker Green.


Parking is suggested at Soldiers and Sailor Parking garage.

This lecture is free and open to the public.


Refreshments will be available.

Learn more about this lecture series using this link.

Sponsored by: The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy.

Co-sponsored by: The School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Law,  the University Honors College, with assistance from the Office of the Chancellor.