Annual Rights Conference


    NARPA Portland, Maine

SEPTEMBER 6 – 9, 2017

Holiday Inn by the Bay


Keynote Speakers:


Michael Perlin, J.D.

Author, legal scholar, & internationally recognized disability law expert,


Earl Miller

Community Supports Coordinator, Western Mass Recovery Learning Community

Kathy Flaherty, J.D.

Executive Director, Connecticut Legal Rights Project 


David Cohen, Ph.D.

Social Work Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; author of Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis & Drugs

Robert Dinerstein, J.D.

American University's Washington College of Law

Law Professor, author, Director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic

Significant Developments in Mental Health Law – 2017


For more than 30 years, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. We learn from

each other and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels & developmental disabilities.



Holiday Inn by the Bay 

Portland, Maine


Hotel rate -- $139 for single/double


Conference fee $425

(includes all conference activities and three breakfasts, two lunches, one reception)


Social Work CEUs and Continuing Legal Education units are planned.

Check for updates.


Conference begins with Wednesday evening reception & ends Saturday noon.


Check NARPA’s website at for conference for updates