Director of Training
New England ADA Center
Kathy Gips Director of Training. Kathy provides trainings and technical assistance on the principles of universal design, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal Fair Housing Act and related federal and state laws to architects, designers, businesses, non-profit organizations, public and private schools, people with disabilities, advocates for people with disabilities, and state and local governments. She has over twenty years experience in the disability field. After college Kathy worked at mental health facilities in Vermont where she encouraged patients to express themselves through dance and dramatics. Prior to working for Adaptive Environments, she was assistant director for community services at the Massachusetts Office on Disability where she assisted municipalities in establishing commissions on disability and helped develop the Community Access Monitor Project.