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Judi Chamberlin

Judi Chamberlin, a psychiatric survivor and long-time activist in the survivor/ consumer/ex-patient movement, co-founded the Ruby Rogers Advocacy and Drop-In Center. A staff associate with the National Empowerment Center, she is the author of On Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. Judi directs a research project on user-run self-help services at Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation., and has spoken throughout the U.S. and has appeared on many radio and television programs. Her international appearances include Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Sweden, Holland, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. In 1992, Judi was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the President of the United States by the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. She received the 1995 Pike Prize, which honors those who have given outstanding service to people with disabilities. Judi is a long-time NARPA member and currently serves as NARPA secretary.