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Fall Seminar: Disability Law and Policy: Emerging Trends and Future Practice

“To imagine the world without disability law and policy is to envision continued segregation, where separation on the basis of human difference alone is accepted. The modern disability rights movement seeks to ensure that society is inclusive of all.” Peter Blanck, University Professor at Syracuse University

Join us in person or online for our Fall Seminar series on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 1 – 3pm ET to learn more about “Disability Law and Policy: Emerging Trends and Future Practice.” Learn more from expert Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D. The seminar will be held at the Gatton Business and Economics Building, Room 311 550 South Limestone, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

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  • Dr. Blanck is University Professor at Syracuse University, which is the highest faculty rank granted to eight prior individuals in the history of the University. He also is Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute.

As people, we strive to have the authority to self-govern our lives and navigate the path toward our futures. For people with disabilities, this isn’t always the case. There are many laws that shape the public discourse on the civil rights of people who have disabilities. This dynamic seminar will examine modern disability law and policy and the advancement of the fundamental rights people with disabilities have to fully participate in society. The seminar will also explore the disability rights movement and discuss current trends like Supported Decision Making, a process that empowers people to make life decisions with the help of friends, family members and trusted professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learners will become familiar with the body of study on the efficacy of SDM as a fundamental human right.
  2. Learners will have a deeper understanding of disability law and policy to advocate for the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to have full and equal participation in society.

CEU’s in Rehabilitation Counseling, in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Effective Instructional Leadership are approved.