Willowbrook: Fulfilling the Promise

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40th Anniversary of Landmark Willowbrook Case that Continues to Impact the Quality of Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
 

State officials, attorneys, advocates, and provider agency executives will examine the history and impact of the landmark Willowbrook case at Albany Law School on March 22, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Forty years ago, the Willowbrook case challenged the constitutionality of the care of individuals residing at the center and sought their protection from harm. The resulting litigation established a standard of care that led to significant reforms in the system of delivering services to individuals with disabilities in New York and elsewhere.

Panels:

The Early Years of the Willowbrook Litigation
State, Federal, and International Impact of Willowbrook
Top Three Issues in Our Current System
Fulfilling the Promise: Challenges and Opportunities

The event, sponsored by the Albany Law School’s Government Law Center and Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic, is open to the public, though there is a fee to attend. CLE credits are available. Call 518-445-2329.