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    11.13.15 AAIDD Legal Clinic Breakfast Roundtable: The Disability Rights Movement in a Post-Olmstead World
    Center for Health, Science & Public Policy

    Friday, November 13
    8:30 – 11:00 am
    Continental breakfast and registration at 8:30 am
    Program commences at 9:00 a.m.

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon St.

    Venue Is Wheelchair Accessible / Free and Open to the Public

    RSVP by Wednesday, November 11:

    The program is sponsored by the Advocates for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Legal Clinic and the Center for Health, Science & Public Policy.

    About the Discussion
    Please join the Advocates for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Legal Clinic for breakfast and conversation, during which we will discuss the diversity of work being done to advance the Disability Rights Movement for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The keynote address will explore how the paradigm of the Disability Rights Movement has shifted post-Olmstead v. L.C. to maximize the human experience, which includes community-based living, employment, education, and relationship building. In roundtable discussions following the keynote address, we will discuss advocacy efforts and challenges underway in protecting and advancing the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our conversations will focus primarily on criminal justice, special education, access to healthcare and community integration, guardianship reform, discrimination, and access to government benefits.

    Individuals with disabilities, legal advocates, family members, community organizations, and government entities are encouraged to attend. Share your work, meet new partners, and highlight new concerns.

    Keynote Speaker
    Matthew Dietz '96, Litigation Director of Disability, Disability Independence Group

    Roundtable Moderators
    Paul Cassone, Executive Director/CEO, The Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC)
    Elena Landriscina, PAIMI Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York
    Nelson Mar, Senior Staff Attorney and Education Law Specialist, Bronx Legal Services
    Jennifer Monthie, Director, PADD, PAAT, PATBI Programs, Disability Rights New York
    Michele Spadafore, Supervising Attorney, Disability Advocacy Project, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

    Event Moderators

    AAIDD Legal Clinic
    Natalie Chin, Director
    Michael Higgins, Staff Attorney

    Learn more about this event.

    The AAIDD Legal Clinic engages in direct legal services, community education, policy advocacy, and technical assistance to support the independence and self-determination of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    The Center for Health, Science and Public Policy serves as a resource to members of the law school community, health service providers, and policymakers by providing programs in three core areas: scholarship and faculty development, legal education and student services, and public education and community service. 




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