Elanah has been involved in the disability rights movement for about 35 years. In numerous positions, both paid and volunteer, she has provided Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidance to private nonprofits, municipalities, and agencies of State government. She has also advocated for legislative agendas that support the civil rights of people with disabilities. Her special ADA interests include access to the arts, to libraries, and to the outdoors.
Elanah serves as the disability access point person on Connecticut’s Open Space, Natural Heritage, and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Trust for Public Land (Connecticut affiliate) and on the Avalonia Land Conservancy Board of Directors. Two evenings a week, March through September, Elanah monitors frogs at a Norwich pond as part of the national citizen science project FrogWatch USA (i.e., she crushes on frogs).