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Evers welcomed as Intern for the Southeast ADA Center

February 7, 2018
Source: Southeast ADA Center

Photo: Alexandria Evers

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, welcomes Alexandria Evers, a spring 2018 student intern from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Evers is a senior political science major from Kaiserslautern, Germany. Her academic interests center on advocacy for
under-represented people.

During the semester, Ms. Evers will be involved in research on financial inclusion and accessibility for people who have disabilities, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and youth self-advocacy. The Southeast ADA Center’s internship program is designed to encourage a deeper understanding of civil rights, disability rights, and social justice.

Prior to her internship at Southeast ADA Center, Ms. Evers worked at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University’s Nia project advocating for people with psychiatric disabilities who want to live a more fulfilled life. She has also worked for AbilityOne, a federally funded organization that assists veterans with significant impact of disability to find employment through the Javits Wagner O’Day Act.

In her free time, Ms. Evers is a swim coach and teaches water safety skills to children and young adults from diverse backgrounds.

About Southeast ADA Center

The Southeast ADA Center, based in Atlanta, GA, answers questions and provides information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access. The Center also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of individuals with disabilities. The Center serves an eight-state geographic region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) and has a network of partners and affiliates in each state that includes: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), individuals with and without disabilities, small and large employers and businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, and state and local government agencies.

The Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of ten regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, & Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

For more information, contact:
Southeast ADA Center

About Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities.

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