NARPA 2022 -- Workshop and Keynote Presentations:

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Note: Presentations, presenters, and scheduled times are subject to change. Please check for updates on the line-up of workshops, keynote talks and special events.

Keynote Presentations:

Rob Wipond
Investigative Journalist; Author of Your Consent Is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions, Forced Treatment, and Abusive Guardianships
911 and 988: Both Help and Horror on Everyone’s Speed Dial

Vesper Moore
Indigenous Political Activist, Leader, Author, Trainer and Educator
Reimagining Crisis Response in a Culture of Surveillance

Ruth Lowenkron
Director, Disability Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Mental Health Services vs. Mental Health Crises"

Deborah Dorfman
Executive Director, Disability Rights Connecticut
Exercising Autonomy, Dignity and Choice: The Role of Supported Decision-Making for People with Psychiatric Diagnoses

Robert Dinerstein
Professor of Law and Director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic,
American University Washington College of Law
Significant Developments in Mental Health Law – 2022 -- NARPA’s much anticipated annual update on recent cases affecting disability rights/mental health law.

Note: Upon registration, all registrants attending any face-to-face conference activities agree to show Proof of Vaccination and also agree to abide by posted rules regarding safety protocols, including masking and/or social distancing.