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#FreeBritney: Lessons for People with IDD and Their Families
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Britney Spears’ public battle over her conservatorship is shining a light on some of the broader challenges that people with disabilities face under guardianship, which is a term some states use for that kind of court involvement. This webinar will describe some of the issues being highlighted in the media from Ms. Spears’ case, how they might apply to people with IDD, and alternative approaches that individuals with IDD and their families might consider.

Access Note: This webinar will be captioned. The recording will be available to view on demand for those who register. Please note that the webinar is listed in Eastern Time. Questions? Email futureplanning@thearc.org.

Oct 5, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Morgan Whitlatch
Legal Director @Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
Morgan Whitlatch is the Legal Director of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, a non-profit advocacy organization that has advanced the interests of people with developmental disabilities since 2002. She is also the Lead Project Director of the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making. Morgan has devoted her legal career to working with and on behalf of people with disabilities in matters involving capacity, guardianship and alternatives, and the right to self-determination; community integration; living free from abuse and neglect; and accessing public benefits and services. Prior to joining Quality Trust in 2009, Morgan was an attorney at Disability Rights Rhode Island, the state’s protection and advocacy program for people with disabilities. Morgan graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, and with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wesleyan University.
Shawn Ullman
Senior Director of National Initiatives @The Arc of the United States
As Senior Director of National Initiatives, Shawn Ullman leads The Arc's individual and family support initiatives, which seek to provide reliable information and assistance on topics such as navigating special education and disability services, healthy aging, housing, decision-making, financial planning, and healthy relationships. Prior to joining The Arc, Shawn was a staff attorney with Disability Rights DC, the protection and advocacy agency for the District of Columbia, for 11 years where she advocated for children and adults with developmental disabilities to obtain the services and supports they need to live, learn, and work in the community. Shawn received her bachelor’s degree in political science from DePauw University in 1997 and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001.