National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy


Bill Stewart, George Badillo, & Tom Behrendt

There is sometimes a gap between long-time conference attendees and people who are attending their first NARPA conference. We tend to reference RaeJudi Chamberlins book, Olmstead, and  Mad in America (not to mention NDRN, SAMHSA, NCD, CMHS, NCIL, NAPS, NAPA, NAMP, and NAPAS) without explaining what we are talking about.

This workshop is intended to provide an orientation to NARPA: our mission, our rich history, our achievements, our structure, (and yes) our weaknesses. First-time conference attendees are encouraged to attend to gain perspective and to meet NARPA leaders.