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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Friday, December 4 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Lane v. Brown: The Strategy that Won the Case LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Public interest attorneys and supported employment professionals created a unique collaboration that became the key strategy for winning the first ADA/Olmstead case that challenged segregated employment programs. To prove that Oregon’s employment service system was unnecessarily segregated, and that the only meaningful remedy was competitive integrated employment, lawyers for the plaintiff class and the US Department of Justice developed a legal strategy that depended heavily on expert reviews by national and local employment professionals. Their expert reports were the defining factor in facilitating the landmark settlement in Lane v. Brown.

As a result of this session participants will be able to:
1. Appreciate the complexity of litigating an ADA/Olmstead case
2. Recognize the critical role that disability professionals play in an Olmstead case
3. Understand the benefits of collaborations between attorneys and disability professionals
4. Create similar models in other states and Olmstead cases

Speakers
avatar for Ann Coffey

Ann Coffey

Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon and SW Washington (UCP)
Ann Coffey serves as the Executive Director for United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon and SW Washington (UCP) where she has been employed since 2003. Ann leads a multi-faceted human services operation that provides direct support to over 1000 adults and children experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities annually. These supports include, Supported Living, Support Services Brokerage, Children’s In-Home, Family Support... Read More →
avatar for Max Lapertose

Max Lapertose

Trial Attorney, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Max Lapertosa is a Trial Attorney in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  He litigates cases to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.  He has served in this position since 2008.  Prior to joining the Justice Department, Mr. Lapertosa... Read More →
avatar for Ruby K Moore

Ruby K Moore

Executive Director, Georgia Advocacy Office
Ruby Moore is the Executive Director of the Georgia Advocacy Office, the designated Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities in Georgia. Moore is nationally known for her work in the disability field over the past 35 years, particularly in the areas of employment, augmentative communication, and the design and implementation of supports necessary for people with significant disabilities to live, work, play, and go to school... Read More →
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Steven Schwartz

Legal Director and former Executive Director, Center for Public Representation
Steven J. Schwartz is the Legal Director and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Representation in Northampton, Massachusetts.  He has practiced disability and civil rights law since 1972.  Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience litigating class action cases related to the reform and development of community services systems for persons with disabilities, as well as civil rights damage cases for institutionalized... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Salon C 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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