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Sixth Annual Disability and Civil Rights Clinic Breakfast Roundtable

Join us for breakfast and conversation to explore recent legal and policy developments that impact adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The theme of this year’s roundtable is Mobilizing and Amplifying the Voices of the Disability Community to Create Change. Topics include issues and initiatives in criminal justice; recent developments in special education and transitional services; access to the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and recent changes to service delivery; relationships and sexuality; systemic legal challenges; and the right to family.

Keynote Speaker Jumaane D. Williams, New York City Public Advocate, will be joining us.
In addition to being the Public Advocate of the City of New York, Mr. Williams is a first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage. He graduated from the public school system, overcoming the difficulties of Tourette's and ADHD to earn a Master's Degree from Brooklyn College. Before becoming the public advocate, he served on the New York City Council where he championed landmark legislation that fundamentally transformed policing in NYC.

About the Roundtable Discussion

Participants will join experts in the field to engage in a facilitated conversation about recent changes and developments in the intersecting areas. As always, the roundtable will offer a collaborative environment to learn about the latest developments in the law, exchange ideas, establish new community partnerships, and explore solutions for change. A key goal of the roundtable is for participants to contribute their thoughts about issues that affect the disability community that they believe need to be addressed.

Individuals with disabilities, legal advocates, family members, community organizations and government entities are encouraged to attend.


Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 am.

Program Commences at 9:00 am.


More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Office of Events at or (718) 780-7966.

Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at Please make your request as soon as possible.
Venue is wheelchair accessible. Free and open to the public.