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Friday, December 4 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Strategies to Avoid Expanding Segregated Day Services When Integrating Employment Services

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Each of the panelists are involved in the Lane v. Brown case that challenged Oregon’s segregation of individuals with intellectual disabilities in sheltered workshops in violation of the ADA.   Segregated day habilitation is not the same as segregated work and combining a challenge to both in one initiative -- at least one Olmstead case -- is complicated, risky, expensive, politically divisive, and very difficult to prove. However, it is essential to ensure that phasing down/out segregated employment does not result in movement from segregated work to segregated day, so any integrated employment initiative must develop proactive remedies to prevent trans-institutionalization. 

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate the complexity of litigating an ADA/Olmstead case;
  2. Understand the benefits of collaborations between attorneys and disability professionals;
  3. Recognize the critical importance of carefully defining the problem you are trying to remedy in an Olmstead case; and
  4. Discuss how to avoid trans-institutionalization in other states and Olmstead cases.


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Tara Asai

President, Asai & Associates, Inc.
Tara has worked in the field of disability services for over 35 years with Individuals, family members, organizations, schools, and government entities to support self-determination and quality services. For thirteen years, she worked for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington... Read More →
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Cathy Costanzo

Executive Director, Center for Public Representation
Cathy Costanzo, is the executive director of the Center for Public Representation and was formerly its legal director. She has co‑authored two law review articles and co‑counsels several system reform injunctive cases involving the development of community service systems in... Read More →
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Eve Hill

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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David Mank

Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
David Michael Mank, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He is formerly the Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Indiana’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities.As a writer and researcher, Dr. Mank has an... Read More →

Friday December 4, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm PST
Columbia 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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