Wednesday, September 8

2:00 5:00 p.m..        NARPA Board Meeting

6:00 8:00 p.m.         Welcome and Reception - Full Radius Dancers

Thursday, September 9

7:30 9:00 a.m.         Light Continental Breakfast

9:00 10:00 a.m.       Special Tribute to Judi Chamberlin, Pioneer Rights Activist

10:00 10:15 a.m.      Break

10:15 11:45 a.m.     Workshops

1.     Andy Imparato, President & CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities Cross-Disability Advocacy in Washington

2.     Robert Fleischner, Center for Public Representation Rights In And Diversion From Juvenile Justice Institutions

3.     NARPA 101 Bill Stewart and Tom Behrendt

4.     Leah Harris, Author & Rights Activist Join the Digital Video Revolution 


Noon 1:30 p.m.      Keynote and Lunch

                                    Sue Jamieson, Counsel for L.C. & E.W. v. Olmstead  -

                                    Post-Olmstead:  Where Are We Going?


1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.  Workshops


1.     National Disability Rights Network Restraint Initiative

2.     Rich Toscano, M.Ed.  Rehabilitation Employment Services to Veterans:  Suggestions for Partnering with the VA and Supporting the Needs of Veterans

3.     Robert Fleischner, Center for Public Representation Reforming Guardianship Laws: Successes and Failures

4.     Sue Jamieson Don't Fence Us Out


3:00  3:15 p.m.       Break


3:15    4:45 p.m.      Workshops


1.     Bob Bowen & Aaryce Hayes - Developing A Restraint-Free Culture In Schools

2.     Kim Darrow, Dennis Feld, and Arthur Baer, Mental Hygiene Legal Service  The New Untouchables

3.     Peer Support and Wellness Center:  A Project of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network 


7:30 9:00 p.m.       Presentation and Discussion of Healing Neen by documentary filmmaker and civil rights attorney Laura Cain       


Friday, September 10, 2010


7:30 8:30 a.m.          Light Continental Breakfast


8:30 9:30 a.m.       Keynote - Academics and Advocacy

                                    Professors Gail Hornstein of Mt. Holyoke,

                                    Jonathan Leo of Lincoln Memorial University, and

                                    Sue Estroff of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 


9:30 9:45 a.m.        Break


9:45 11:15 a.m.      Workshops


1.     Pat Risser and Delphine Brody,  Consumer/Survivors and Human Rights Advocates Trauma Informed Advocacy

2.     Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Tennessee Microboards Association  Georgia Mini-Microenterprise Development

3.     Susan Stefan & Jennifer Mathis Litigation: Post-Disability Advocates, Inc. v. Pataki

4.     Gail Hornstein, Jonathan Leo, and Sue Sue Estroff Panel follow-up


11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.   Keynote and Lunch

Robert Whitaker, Science Journalist and Author of Mad in America

and Anatomy of an Epidemic:  Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs,& the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America 

Rethinking Psychiatric Care: If We Follow the Scientific Evidence, What Must We Do To Better Promote Long-term Recovery?


1:15 2:45 p.m.       Workshops


1.      Robert Whitaker - Helping People Get Well and Stay Well: Evidence-Based Programs That Promote Long-Term Recovery

2.     Yvette Sangster, The GAO   PAIMI Council Training  

3.     Rich Toscano, M.Ed. Rehabilitation - Employment and Recovery: Well-Being as a Function of Meaningful Contribution and Re-establishing a Sense of Identity 

4.     Jennifer Mathis, Bazelon Center The ADA Amendments Act of 2008: What it Means for People with Psychiatric Disabilities 


2:45 3:00 p.m.         Break


3:00 4:30 p.m.        Workshops


1.     Sam Bagenstos - CRIPA: New Directions

2.     Ann Rider,  Recovery Empowerment Network - Not Your Usual Peer-Run Program

3.     Jennifer Mathis, Bazelon Center Enforcing Your Rights through the Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 

4.     Jonathan Leo Serotonin and Depression: A disconnect between the advertisements and 
the scientific literature. 


4:45 5:30 p.m.       Special Presentation

Susan Stefan Significant Developments in Mental Health Law 2010


Saturday, September 11            


7:30 9:00 a.m.        Light Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.       Workshops


1.     John Jones, formerly Arkansas P&A Advocacy Through Information Technology

2.     Beth Mitchell, Advocacy, Inc., and Ann Baddour, Texas Appleseed - Discussion of groundbreaking study by Texas Appleseed documenting systemic deficiencies impacting people with mental disabilities in the immigration system and strategies for mental health advocates to support reform of this broken system. 


10:30 11:30 a.m.      NARPA Business Meeting and Conference Closing 

Schedule subject to change

For additional information, email NARPA at narpa [@] or call 256-650-6311.

NARPA 2010
September 8-11, 2010


Hilton Atlanta