Richard Pimentel

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Richard Pimentel (born 1947)[1] is a disability rights activist who developed significant training materials aimed to help employers integrate persons with disabilities into the workplace, and was a strong advocate for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.[2] His life story is recounted in the film Music Within. He is today a senior partner of Milt Wright & Associates, Inc.

Timeline of Work in Disability Employment and the ADA[edit]

He is currently in the development stages of a new employer training program to support the transition of wounded and disabled veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan into the workforce. The focus is on post traumatic stress syndrome, traumatic brain injuries and amputations.[3]

He was interviewed by Richard Aedy on ABC radio program "Life Matters" about disability & work on 22 September 2011.[4]


Richard Pimentel has authored the following:[5]


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