BBI Chairman Peter Blanck to present at University of Kentucky on Emerging Trends and Future Practice of Disability Law and Policy


Disability Law and Policy: Emerging Trends and Future Practice

Friday, September 22, 2017 1:00 – 3:00pm EST

Gatton Business and Economics Building, Room 311
550 South Limestone, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

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Please join us in person or online via videoconference. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Presenter: Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Blanck is University Professor at Syracuse University, which is the highest faculty rank granted to eight prior individuals in the history of the University. He also is Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute.
As people, we strive to have the authority to self-govern our lives and navigate the path toward our futures. For people with disabilities, this isn’t always the case. There are many laws that shape the public discourse on the civil rights of people who have disabilities. This dynamic seminar will examine modern disability law and policy and the advancement of the fundamental rights people with disabilities have to fully participate in society. The seminar will also explore the disability rights movement and discuss current trends like Supported Decision Making, a process that empowers people to make life decisions with the help of friends, family members and trusted professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learners will become familiar with the body of study on the efficacy of SDM as a fundamental human right.
  2. Learners will have a deeper understanding of disability law and policy to advocate for the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to have full and equal participation in society.

CEU’s are pending in Rehabilitation Counseling in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CEU’s are pending in Effective Instructional Leadership.

Registration: Electronic registration will open August 23, 2017. Visit HDI Seminar Registration to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact