Join us in Celebrating the 28th Anniversary of the ADA

ADA 28


With a Laugh N' Learn | July 26, 2018

Watch PJ Moynihan’s new documentary short, ‘Recovering Addiction’. Also laugh with two of Boston’s top comedians Amy Tee as she presents chemical-free comedy, taking self-help to hilarious new heights and share in Jack Lynch’s clean but biting sarcastic comedy.

PJ Moynihan

PJ Moynihan

PJ Moynihan, is an award-winning Writer/Director and EMMY-nominated Producer who founded Digital Eyes Film.  Recovering Addiction: A Public Health Rescue Mission (short) announces an upcoming social action film focused on a new way of looking at addictive behavior in the face of a growing epidemic of mortality facing the US.

Amy Tee

Amy Tee

Amy Tee brings charm and wit to her experiences with alcohol addiction, bi-polar disorder and, the road to recovery. As an official 'In Our Own Voice' Presenter for National Alliance on  Mental Illness and Certified Peer Specialist, Amy proudly uses her comedy to serve as a mental wellness advocate.

Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch has been doing stand up for over 25 year's. A Boston native, he honed his clean, but bitingly sarcastic comedy on the Boston Club scene, before taking his act on the road and touring all over the U.S. and parts of Canada.  On stage, Jack shares and pokes fun about his own struggle with addiction and his now over 34 years in recovery.  Jack is also a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. He is a regular at the Borgata in Atlantic City, the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. 


Thursday, July 26th at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

New England ADA Center, a project of Institute for Human Centered Design

200 Portland Street, First Floor, Boston MA

MUST RSVP Space is limited to Stacy Hart at or call 1-800-949-4232

If you need an accommodation, make request by July 19th.

Bring your lunch or enjoy a small bite with us.This is a scent and nut free event. Please refrain from wearing fragrances, scented products or bringing nuts and nut based products.




ADA 28 Celebration Set for July 26th at the 
Institute for Human Centered Design

(Boston, MA) – The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most transformative laws in US history. Its mandate created access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. Many in recovery from addiction have struggled not knowing they have rights under the ADA. To acknowledge and celebrate the 28th anniversary of its signing, the New England ADA Center, a project of Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) will host a Laugh N’ Learn focused on people in recovery on Thursday, July 26th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the IHCD office located at 200 Portland Street in Boston.

This is a free event open to the public, but you must RSVP because space is limited. This Laugh N’ Learn is focused on people in recovery from alcohol, substance use and opioid addiction and is meant to be informative. The program kicks off with PJ Moynihan’s ‘Recovering Addiction,’ a documentary short that introduces a paradigm shift from drugs being inherently addictive to the triggers for substance use  in society. “It’s not the chemicals, It’s your cage.” Then laugh along with two of Boston’s best comedians, Amy Tee and Jack Lynch as they share their experiences with addiction and recovery. It is our hope that the New England ADA Center will be a safe space for both discussion and uplifting humor for all. 

Please join us in a thought provoking good humor to mark the passage of the nation’s premier civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  We wouldn’t be where we are without the ADA, but much work remains to be done to achieve full inclusion for all Americans with disabilitie. Today, this Laugh N’ Learn is one of inclusion and good humor, thanks to the ADA.

The New England ADA Center is one of ten regional ADA Centers that comprise the ADA National Network and provides information and training on the ADA to promote and support voluntary compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


ADA 28 Media Contact:
Oce Harrison, Ed.D., Project Director
New England ADA Center
(617) 695-1225 ext. 227