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Welcome to the 2022 Law & Disability Conference

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NOTE: If you are attending the Law & Disability Conference in-person at the Law Center click here for the Program Flyer.

Program Agenda for Law & Disability Conference

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. — REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST (for in-person attendees)

OPENING SESSION — Providing Integrated & Holistic Care Through Partnerships

This session will discuss the value and benefits of collaboration between health care providers, social service providers, legal service providers, and other entities with the goal of providing holistic and person-centered care to individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions to help improve their health outcomes.

MODERATOR
Erika Kerber, Esq., President/Executive Director, Community Health Law Project

PANEL
(TO BE NAMED AT A LATER DATE)

11:30 to 11:45 a.m. — BREAK

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — WORKSHOP SESSIONS

 

Workshop 1: Services Available to Individuals with Physical Disabilities
Workshop 2: Services Available to Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Workshop 3: Jail Diversion for Individuals with Mental Illness

Workshop 1 Services Available to Individuals with Physical Disabilities

This workshop will highlight the various services available to individuals with physical disabilities to help them live and thrive in their communities.

MODERATOR
Meena Song, Esq., Director of Litigation, Community Health Law Project

PANEL
(TO BE NAMED AT A LATER DATE)

Workshop Two

Workshop 2 Services Available to Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

This workshop will provide an overview of the supportive services available to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A brief discussion of the guardianship process and supported decision making will also be included.

MODERATOR
Sean Benoit, Esq., Managing Attorney, Community Health Law Project

PANEL
(TO BE NAMED AT A LATER DATE)

Workshop Three

Workshop 3 Jail Diversion for Individuals with Mental Illness

This workshop will discuss state initiatives and supportive services for individuals with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system to help divert them from incarceration to treatment and recovery.

MODERATOR
Harold B. Garwin, Esq., Associate Executive Director, Community Health Law Project

PANEL
(TO BE NAMED AT A LATER DATE)

Speaker Information

Speaker Bios and Photos
Learn more about today’s speakers and panelists

Speaker Presentations

The Arc of New Jersey
View a PowerPoint Presentation by Panelist Lisa Ford

The Children’s System of Care Developmental Disabilities Eligibility and Functional Services
View a PowerPoint Presentation by The New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Special Needs & Supplemental Benefits Trusts 
View a PowerPoint Presentation by Panelist Gary Mazart.

Resources

The Arc of New Jersey
View a PowerPoint Presentation by Panelist Lisa Ford

The Children’s System of Care Developmental Disabilities Eligibility and Functional Services
View a PowerPoint Presentation by The New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Special Needs & Supplemental Benefits Trusts 
View a PowerPoint Presentation by Panelist Gary Mazart.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Mary Jean Barnes can be reached via email at [email protected].

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