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Andy Imparato and Jeff Edwards

HDI Spring Seminar Series: Future Directions for Disability Policy at the Federal and State levels

Published: March 30, 2016

Join us in person or online for our Spring Seminar series on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00p ET to learn more about “Future Directions for Disability Policy at the Federal and State levels” from Andy Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and Jeff Edwards, Director of Kentucky Protection and Advocacy, at the University of Kentucky Mineral Industries Building Conference Room 004. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Click here to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu.

Presenters:

Andy Imparato is the Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). He has worked with bipartisan policymakers to advance disability policy at the national level in the areas of civil rights, workforce development, and disability benefits.

Jeff Edwards is the Director of Kentucky Protection and Advocacy. He has a professional history of representing children and adults with civil rights violations related to the areas of special education, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Olmstead decision.

This seminar provides an orientation of disability policy from a national and Kentucky perspective. Key provisions and opportunities connected to recent federal legislation like the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the ABLE Act will be explored. The seminar will address the approach that the Supreme Court of the United States has taken in the area of disability rights, both in terms of Constitutional rulings and interpretation of key disability laws on a wide range of issues, and the implications of the current Supreme Court Justice vacancy for the disability community. At a state level, policy implications around Kentucky’s 2016 legislative session will be discussed. Participants will learn about strategies for influencing policy development and implementation at the federal and state levels.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key provisions of recent federal and state legislation.
  2. Discuss the approach that the U.S. Supreme Court has taken in the area of disability rights.
  3. Identify strategies for influencing policy development and implementation at the federal and state levels.

CEU’s are approved in Effective Instructional Leadership. CEU’s are pending in Rehabilitation Counseling and are in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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