The Rush Americans with Disabilities Act Task Force develops and implements policies for people with disabilities and educates the Rush community about accommodating people with disabilities as employees, students, faculty members and patients. The task force is composed of high-level administrators, faculty and students. The ADA Task Force also guides the direction of organizational resources to increase accessibility and organizes events to promote disability inclusion. Further, the Eugene J-M.A. Thonar, PhD, Award is given annually to a Rush employee, faculty member, student or volunteer whose efforts further Rush’s commitment to accessibility and to providing professional and educational opportunities to people with disabilities. Rush also operates an awareness campaign, distributing “Rush Disability Inclusion” pins to employees so they can show their support for disability inclusion by wearing them on their lanyards or badges. These pins are offered at various events, including their weekly New Employee Welcome orientation trainings.