2020 Conference Schedule
8:30 AM -9:00 AM
General Conference Registration
8:00 AM- 8:30AM
A Continuum of Conference Themes
“There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections”. -Ziad K. Abdelnour
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it."
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense"
. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow"
-Vincent van Gogh
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
The Demographic Profiles of Persons with Mental Health Disabilities and related Housing Patterns that Housing “Choices” for them
School Psychologist (TBA)
Susan Silverstein, Esq., AARP (Others TBA)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Fair Housing Litigation and Legislation A discussion of Successful Housing Civil Rights Litigation -Pending Legislation on behalf of persons with Mental Health Disabilities.
Andrew Sperling, Director, NAMI Legislative Affairs Advocacy & Public Policy -Others (TBA)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jayne O'Donnell, USA TODAY’s Health Policy Reporter: Co-Founder of the Urban Health Media Project
1:45: PM – 3:00 PM
Basic Coverage of Fair Housing Laws-Part I- A standard course offered for law students, new/other attorneys, local government staff, housing counseling, mental health, community -based, real estate industry professionals/organizations and others
Michael Seng, Esq., The John Marshall Law School
Beth Rosen-Prinz, former Deputy Director, California Department of Fair Employment & Housing Stella Adams, Founder, S. J. Consulting
3::00 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM -3:45 PM
Successful Cases Protecting the Rights of Persons with Mental Health Disabilities
Susan Silverstein, Esq., AARP
R. Tamar Hagler, Esq., U. S. Department of Justice; Bryan (Others TBA)
Conference Day I- Adjourns