|Day 1: Thursday, April, 14, 2011|
|07:45 AM - 08:30 AM||
|08:30 AM - 08:40 AM||
Welcome Address, Introduction and Opening Remarks by Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind
|08:40 AM - 09:15 AM||
|09:15 AM - 10:30 AM||
Lessons Learned: Translating What Worked for the Civil Rights Movements to the Disability Rights Movement
Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Lynn Hecht Schafran, Senior Vice President, Director, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM||
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||
Disability as a Protected Class for the Purpose of Seeking Political Asylum.
Disability Law 101: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Principles and Doctrines of
Advocating for People with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System.
When and How to Use the Broader Civil Rights Laws when Representing People with
|12:00 PM - 01:30 PM||
Lunch and Keynote Address
|01:30 PM - 02:45 PM||
When the Messenger is the Message: How to Portray Disability to Judge and Jury
Scott C. LaBarre, Esquire, LaBarre Law Offices P.C.
Larry Paradis, Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates
|02:45 PM - 03:00 PM||
|03:00 PM - 04:00 PM||
Using Social Science to Influence the Jury's Perception of Disability.
How to Overcome Stereotypes and Misconceptions to Win a Child Custody Case for the Disabled Parent(s).
The Disability Rights Model and Guardianship: Mutually Exclusive or Compatible Concepts?
High-stakes Standardized Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|04:00 PM - 04:15 PM||
|04:14 PM - 05:30 PM||
The Effect of Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement on Court Decisions
Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind
Howard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of the Deaf
|05:30 PM - 07:00 PM||
|Day 2: Friday, April, 15, 2011|
|07:45 AM - 08:30 AM||
|08:30 AM - 09:45 AM||
Disability Rights as Constitutional Rights
Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
|09:45 AM - 10:00 AM||
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM||
The Impact of Reasonable Accommodation on the Employment Rate of People with
Discrimination against People with Disabilities at the Polling Place.
Working with the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
Challenges to Institutionalization.
|11:00 AM - 11:15 AM||
|11:15 AM - 12:30 PM||
Disability Rights in the Obama Administration
Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
|12:30 PM - 01:00 PM||