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Joshua Friedman selected for Hamilton Relay 2013 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Maryland

May, 06 2013

Joshua Friedman is a tireless advocate who extends an array of knowledge, resources and passion towards improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. Since 2009 he has served as an attorney advisor for the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) and is Chair of the SSA Region III committee on Disability.

Mr. Friedman is the co-founder and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Lyceum - a local non-profit organization that advocates for individuals with disabilities, animal rights and mediation interests. He is also co-founder and Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law & Public Policy and co-founder and board member of the Ohr Chadash Academy, a local parochial school.

Additionally, Mr. Friedman serves as advisor to the Accessibility Committee at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and as Vice Chairman of the Maryland Assistive Technology Loan Program. He also served as a Board member for the Maryland Advisory Council for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing for four years.

Through his advocacy efforts, Mr. Friedman has written numerous letters to movie theatres, the Maryland Attorney General and local law firms to support improved access to public captioning and is working towards implementing a Disability Rights Section within the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). He has also co-authored publications on topics related to equal rights.

We commend Joshua Friedman for his achievements and are pleased to honor him as the recipient of the Hamilton Relay 2013 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Maryland.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.

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