Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

Learn more:

Erie County ADA Documents

County Executive’s ADA Roundtable

Meetings of the Erie County Executive’s ADA Roundtable are held quarterly.

Meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. in the Admiral Room at the Blasco Library, 160 East Front Street. The meeting schedule for 2019 is as follows:

  • January 17, 2019
  • April 18, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • October 17, 2019

The following members and their organizations are on the County Executive’s Roundtable. :

  • Mark Alexa – Community Shelter Services
  • Diana Ames – Pennsylvania Coalition to End Homelessness
  • John Comstock – Erie County Office of Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • John DiMattio – Erie County Department of Human Services
  • Bill Doupe – Winds of Change
  • Sabrina Fischer – Erie County Department of Human Resources
  • Kelly Ryan – Erie County Human Relations Commission
  • Passle Helminski – community member
  • Jack Hewitt – Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Jennifer Malone – Self Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Molczan – community member
  • Tori Moore – Erie County Department of Human Resources
  • Tracey Weidner – Erie County Department of Human Services

County Transition Plans

Erie County’s ADA transition plan goals are renewed every three years. To learn more, read the transition plans: