From the April 2014 Imagineering Our Future :
The seventh annual Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, “Disability Rights in the 21st Century: Creative Solutions for Achieving the Right to Live in the World,” will take place at the Jernigan Institute on April 24-25, 2014. This year’s symposium will examine cutting-edge strategies and arguments developed by disability rights advocates to achieve Dr. tenBroek’s vision of equality of opportunity. Highlighting the 2014 symposium will be theme keynote speakers Jenny Hatch and Jonathan Martinis who will talk about “Justice for Jenny,” the landmark case in which Ms. Hatch won the right to make her own decisions through supported decision-making, rather than being forced into a guardianship that she did not want and that would make all decisions for her. The luncheon keynote will be given by Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. With a format that includes workshops in addition to plenary sessions, the 2014 symposium will provide disability rights advocates opportunities for discussion, collaboration, and networking. The symposium agenda, link to online registration, and information about sponsorship opportunities can be found at https://nfb.org/law-symposium.