Boston, July 24th, 2019. Free and Open to the Public. Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a panel discussion ADA 29 Anniversary:The Forefront of Disability Rights for Addiction and Recovery, hosted by the New England ADA Center.
* Many people with addiction and in recovery are unaware of their civil rights under the ADA.
* The panelists will discuss current and future trends in civil rights issues and enforcement for people in recovery from substance and opioid use disorders.
- Gregory Dorchak: Gregory is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Rights Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office. While Greg enforces all federal civil rights statutes, he has recently focused on the civil rights for individuals in recovery for substance use disorder.
- Jared Owen: Jared works as Policy & Communications Coordinator at MA Organization for Addiction Recovery. In graduate school at MIT, he became addicted to opioids, and his life spiraled out of control. Jared has been in recovery for 5 years and recently returned to MIT to be granted a Master’s Degree. He currently advocates for improved addiction treatment and recovery support services to bend the curve of the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic. J
- Oce Harrison: Oce has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001 and provides Title I trainings throughout the region, including about how the ADA applies to addiction and recovery for people with addiction to alcohol and in recovery from substance use disorders; as well as for family members of people with addiction and addiction professionals.
To register or for more information, visit https://www.newenglandada.org/ada-29-anniversarythe-forefront-disability-rights-addiction-and-recovery
or contact Stacy Hart at shart@IHCDesign.org or 1-800-949-4232.
* For an accommodation, please make request by July 18th.
* This is a scent and nut free event. Free and open to the public. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in all aspects of life on the basis of disability. The ADA was signed in 1990 by President George W. Bush Sr.