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Thank you for attending this year’s Law and Disability Conference. Please find additional resources below and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Video Recording of the Conference Coming Soon

Resources

Disability Law: A Legal Primer (Sixth Edition)

Check out this FREE 64-page booklet from the NJSBF covering such topics as the ADA, education, estate planning and much more.

Foundation Services Flyer 2022-2023

Learn more about how the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s free programs and resources.

CHLP Publications

View Community Health Law Project’s Publications

Speaker Presentations

OPENING SESSION – PROVIDING INTEGRATED & HOLISTIC CARE THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS PRESENTATIONS

Trinitas Medical Center Presentation

Presented by Lisa Dressner

CarePlus NJ Presentation

Presented by Brigitte D. Johnson

Center for Health Strategies Presentation

Presented by Logan Kelly

Horizon Blue Cross Presentation

Presented by Tracy Parris-Benjamin

Visiting Nurses Association Presentation

Presented by Mary Remhoff

WORKSHOP 1 – SERVICES AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Presentation

Presented by Elizabeth Hill

Heightened Independence and Progress (hip), Center for Independent Living Presentation

Presented by Brian Fitzgibbons

WORKSHOP 2 – SERVICES AVAILBLE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND/OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILTIES

Community Health Law Project Presentation

Presented by Sean Benoit

The Arc of New Jersey Presentation

Presented by Lisa Ford

New Jersey Department of Human Services Presentation

Presented by Tina McDuffie and Theresa Santana

WORKSHOP 3 – JAIL DIVERSION FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Presentation

Presented by Valerie Mielke

 

Program Agenda

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. INTRODUCTION & OPENING SESSION

Learn more about Introduction & Opening Session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — INTRODUCTION & OPENING SESSION
Erika Kerber, Esq., President/Executive Director, Community Health Law Project

OPENING SESSION — Providing Integrated & Holistic Care Through Partnerships

DESCRIPTION

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

Lisa Dressner, LCSW, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Operations, Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Brigitte D. Johnson, Esq., Executive Sr.VP Corporate Affairs/In-House Counsel/Compliance Officer, CarePlus New Jersey, Executive Director Care Plus Workforce Solutions

Logan Kelly, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies

Tracy Parris-Benjamin, LMSW, FHELA, Director, Clinical Design Community Health, Horizon

Mary Remhoff RN, MSN, APN, Director, Center for Early Childhood Development and Family Support, Children and Family Health Institute, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

11:30 to 11:45 a.m. — BREAK

11:45 a.m. to 1p.m. — WORKSHOP SESSIONS
NOTE: These workshops will run concurrently in three different rooms

Click on the heading below to learn more about each workshop.

Workshop 1: Services Available to Individuals with Physical Disabilities

DESCRIPTION

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

Brian Fitzgibbons, MPA, President/CEO, Heightened Independence and Progress (hip), Center for Independent Living

Elizabeth Hill, MSW, Executive Director, Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, NJ Department of Human Services

Charles Patterson McKenna, Esq., Assistant Division Director, New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, NJ Department of Human Services

Workshop 1: Services Available to Individuals with Physical Disabilities

DESCRIPTION

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

Lisa Ford, Director, The Arc of NJ Family Institute

Tina R. McDuffie, B.A., Intake-Intensive Case Management Statewide Coordinator, Division of Developmental Disabilities, NJ Department of Human Services

Deliza Rodriguez, Parent

Theresa Santana, M.A., Employment & Transition to 21, Division of Developmental Disabilities, NJ Department of Human Services

Workshop 3: Jail Diversion for Individuals Living with Mental Illness

DESCRIPTION

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

Robert N. Davison, MA, LPC, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Association, Inc.

Valerie L. Mielke, MSW, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services, NJ Department of Human Services

Hon. Verna G. Leath, Superior Court, Criminal Division, Essex County

Speaker Information

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