Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

The New International Disability Rights Treaty and Why the Disability Community Should Care

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:10am
Below you will find information on an upcoming event (in-person and webcast), The New International Disability Rights Treaty and Why the Disability Community Should Care. This event is presented by The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) International Task Force, and sponsored by Easter Seals, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please share this information with your colleagues and volunteers.Sincerely, Kim [Kimberly Koch, NMSS, Denver, CO]

The New International Disability Rights Treaty and Why the Disability Community Should Care

LIVE WEBCAST Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern Time

Presented By: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) International Task ForceSponsored By: Easter Seals, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Live Location (Webcast Information Below): Easter Seals, 1425 K Street, N.W., Suite 200 , Washington , DC .
Program Outline
· Overview of the Treaty (also known as a Convention)
· Ratification update
· What would be the impact on U.S. disability law and policies
· International disability issues and what is the impact of the Convention
· Advocating for U.S. Signature and ratification
Program Speakers
· Katherine Guernsey, International Attorney and Adjunct Professor, American University
· Alison Hillman de Velásquez, Dir. of Americas Programs, Mental Disability Rights International
· Elisabeth Doyle, Power, Pyles, Sutter, and Verville, Health/Disability Practice
Moderators
· David T. Hutt, National Disability Rights Network and CCD International Task Force Co-chair
· Marcie Roth, National Spinal Cord Injury Association and CCD International Task Force Co-chair

To register for the FREE Webcast, please go to:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/946078442/
Participants will be connected over the internet to hear and view the presentation. System Requirements: Windows® Vista , XP Pro, XP Home, 2003 Server, 2000, 2000 Server; Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.
To RSVP if attending in-person at Easter Seals, please contact: Jennifer Dexter jdexter@easterseals.com
Accessibility: Participants requesting accommodations for using screen readers or captioning service, please email dmorrissey@aucd.org before September 15, 2008 to receive additional accessibility information or documents prior to the webcast.
Please visit
www.c-c-d.orgto learn more about the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD).
For more information please contact:
Marcie Roth mroth@spinalcord.org; David Hutt david.hutt@ndrn.org; or David Morrissey dmorrissey@AUCD.ORG
Kimberly Koch, MPASenior Director, Family and Support ProgramsNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
Broadway Station
900 South Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80209
kimberly.koch@nmss.org
Tel +1 303 698 6100, ext. 15158
Fax +1 303 698 6120

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches