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Free Online CEU - The Developmental Disabilities System in Ohio
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2/12/2020
When: Wednesday, February 12
10-11 a.m.
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Kevin Truitt, JD
Contact: NASW Ohio Chapter
(614) 461-4484

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NASW Ohio Chapter hosts a free, members-only webinar each month, as part of the Wake Up to Social Work Online CEU Series. As a member of NASW, you can earn all of your required CEUs for free through this series. You can view upcoming Wake Up to Social Work webinars at naswoh.org/webinars.


About the Webinar:

This webinar will provide a general overview of the service system for both adults and children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and so forth) in Ohio.  This will include a discussion of eligibility for services through this system and the various residential, medical, vocational, and day services and supports available to this population (including home and community-based services, or waiver programs, which are alternatives to institutional care).  It also includes a discussion of the civil and human rights of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including the right to be integrated in our communities instead of segregated from society, and Disability Rights Ohio’s federal class action lawsuit--  Ball v. DeWine-- intended to protect these rights.

 

About the Presenter:

Kevin Truitt is an attorney at Disability Rights Ohio (DRO), which is a non-profit civil rights organization and the state-designated and federally-funded protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in Ohio. He is the team leader for the community integration team, which focuses on the right to integrated, community-based services as an alternative to institutional care in facilities and institutions; the right to be free from discrimination in the context of housing, places of public accommodations, and government services; and the right to equal access to the electoral system to exercise one’s fundamental right to vote. He has significant litigation experience advocating for these rights, primarily in federal court and including class action Olmstead litigation. Mr. Truitt obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University in 2000 and his juris doctorate from the Capital University Law School in 2004.  He has practiced law since 2004, first at a small law firm in Columbus (practicing in the area of Social Security disability cases and other areas of general practice) and then at Disability Rights Ohio (formerly known as Ohio Legal Rights Service) since 2007.

 

 

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