Chair of The ADA Legacy Project and Director of Advocacy at Shepherd Center
While the Director of Advocacy at the Shepherd Center, Mr. Johnson helped galvanize the nation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act this past year. As Chair of The ADA Legacy Project (TALP), he has focused on preserving the past of the disability rights movement; celebrating its present milestones; and educating future generations on disability rights. By securing a grant, Mr. Johnson led a nationwide effort to bring awareness to ADA25. This effort was the springboard for the curation of numerous permanent and temporary exhibits, an ADA25 commemorative publication, hundreds of grassroots events around the U.S., and The ADA Legacy Tour featuring the “Road to Freedom” bus which logged over 23,000 miles and more than 115 stops in 33 states from July 2014 to July 2015. Under his leadership, TALP continues to educate, engage the next generation of disability rights advocates and change social attitudes about people with disabilities.