November 17-20, 2005
Come join us in Hartford for NARPA's Annual Rights Conference. Learn and be inspired by outstanding presenters and each other. Whether youre a NARPA veteran or newcomer, come learn, have fun and re-energize for the personal and collective battles we must continue to fight - especially today with so many challenges to individual rights and liberty!
2005 Conference Keynoters:
Judi Chamberlin, Psychiatric survivor and activist since 1971
Professor David Cohen, Ph.D., Florida
Author, Researcher, and Expert on Psychiatric Medications
Doing Away with Prescription-Only Drugs
Peter Cubra, J.D., Children's Rights Attorney
Founder, Advocacy, Inc. - Albuquerque, NM
New freedom or old freedom? Just whose freedom are we working for?
Aaryce Hayes, M.S.W., Advocate
Advocacy, Inc., Texas
Herding Cats, Passing Restraint Legislation in Texas
Mark Davis, Advocate, Bisexual/Gay/Intersex/Lesbian/Transgender/Questioning Rights
Well-known advocates and activists will present more than thirty workshops, including:
Dennis Feld, J.D., & Kim Darrow, J.D., Adult Guardian Statutes - The New Front in the Struggle for Self-Autonomy Dianne Dragon, Will Hall, & Oryx Cohen, Mental Health Alternatives: The Freedom Center of Northampton, MA Bob Fleischner, J.D., Seclusion, Restraint, Isolation, & Mental Health Services in Children's Detention Facilities Heidi Schissler-Lanham, J.D., & Jane Hudson, J.D., Reducing Chemical Restraint Bill Brooks, J.D., & Nancy Svirida, J.D. - The Anatomy of a Civil Rights Lawsuit Challenging Wrongful Commitment and Forced Drugging Bill Compton, M.A., Agnes Linzt, J.D., & Pamila Lew, J.D., Californias Mental Health Services Act: Can We Transform the Mental Health System? Ira Burnim, J.D. & Peter Cubra, J.D., Managed Care in State Mental Health Systems Emmett Dwyer, J.D., Juvenile Justice & Special Education Disciplinary Procedures Tim Clune, J.D., Olmstead and Adult Homes In The Community Rosemarie Hall and Peter Stastny, M.D. Crossing the Blue Line: An Empowering Dialogue Between A Former Patient and her Psychiatrist Pat Risser, Men and Trauma
And many more
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY
Registration $360 (Through November 12, 2005)
Registration (On-Site): $400
$65 per day Thursday & Sunday; $125 per day Friday & Saturday
The Conference begins with check-in registration at 4 PM
with the first plenary at 6 PM followed by a reception on November 17.
The Conference ends at 12:30 on Sunday, Nov. 20.
For more information contact NARPA via the web
We invite YOU to join US in Hartford, CT, November 17-20, 2005.
For more than two decades, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops.
We learn from each other, share with colleagues and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels and developmental disabilities.
NARPA 2005 Frequently Asked Questions
Schedule subject to change