Seventh Annual Disability and Civil Rights Roundtable

About the Roundtable Discussion

Join us for conversation on Zoom to explore recent legal and policy developments that impact adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This year, the Roundtable will be organized around the theme of Persisting in Crisis: Civil Rights and the Disability Community. Topics will include Enforcing Rights in Carceral Settings/Policing; Accessing Special Education Services; Accessing OPWDD Services; Discrimination in Healthcare; Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship; and The Right to Family.

Participants will join experts in the field to engage in a facilitated conversation about recent changes and developments in these 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 you to contribute your thoughts about issues that affect the disability community and that you believe need to be addressed.

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

Co-sponsored by the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic and the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy

Free and Open to the Public

More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School 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, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at Please make your request at least ten days before the event. We will do our best to address accommodation requests made after the ten days.