Press "Enter" to skip to content

Jenny Sykes Joins the Southeast ADA Center



July 11, 2023

Media Contact

Barry Whaley
Director, Southeast ADA Center

Southeast ADA Center
A project of Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Jenny Sykes, MS, former ADA Specialist for the City of Lakeland, Florida joins the Southeast ADA Center as a Technical Information Specialist.

Lexington, KY, July 11, 2023. The Southeast ADA Center (SEADA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jenny Sykes as the new Technical Information Specialist. Jenny comes to SEADA with over 23 years of experience working in disability services. In addition to her work with the City of Lakeland, Jenny has worked as a licensing specialist for the State of Florida, as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Florida Vocational Rehabilitation, a human services program analyst, and as a Case Manager. Jenny is an alumna of California State University holding a Master of Science in Counseling, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

“I am excited Jenny has joined our staff. Her knowledge of the ADA and disability rights laws make her a fantastic addition to our technical staff.” said Barry Whaley, Project Director of Southeast ADA Center. “We are pleased she decided to join our team.”

About the Southeast ADA Center

The Southeast ADA Center, based in Lexington, Kentucky, is one of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network, to provide information, training, and guidance on the ADA. Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The Center is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Learn more at:

About Burton Blatt Institute

The Burton Blatt Institute (“BBI”) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar. BBI has offices in Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; and Lexington, KY. Learn more at:


The contents of this announcement were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DPAD0005-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this announcement do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The information, materials, and/or technical assistance provided by the Southeast ADA Center are intended solely as informal guidance and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Act, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA. The Southeast ADA Center does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained herein. Furthermore, to effectively provide technical assistance to all individuals and entities covered by the ADA, NIDILRR requires the Southeast ADA Center to assure confidentiality of communications between those covered and the Center. Any links to non-Southeast ADA Center information are provided as a courtesy, and are neither intended to, nor do they constitute, an endorsement of the linked materials. You should be aware that NIDILRR is not responsible for enforcement of the ADA. For more information or assistance, please contact the Southeast ADA Center via its web site at or by calling 1-800-949-4232 (voice) or 404-541-9001 (voice).