Monday, May 21, 2012

National Disability Rights Network: 2012 Conference. June 4-7, 2012. Baltimore, MD

Register for the 2012 P&A/CAP Annual Conference by clicking here

2012 P&A/CAP Annual Conference

crowd-webWith plenty of new challenges ahead and a variety of emerging issues, the P&A/CAP network must be prepared to advance the rights of all people with disabilities.

The 2012 P&A/CAP Annual Conference presents a wonderful opportunity for you to hone existing skills and learn new ones.

Through the formal trainings and informal contacts with your fellow participants, you can renew and deepen your commitment to the work of the P&A/CAP System and become an active participant in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore this June.

Curt Decker
Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network


Get registered in 2 steps.
2. Reserve your hotel room. (Please register by May 4th.  Hotel rooms are not guaranteed after May 4th.)

General Information

 June 4 – 7, 2012

The Conference begins at 8:30 am Monday, June 4, and continues through 5:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012.

TASC Conference Registration Includes:

•    Two General Sessions (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
•    A choice of 6 full-day Institutes on Monday and over 70 sessions Tuesday through Thursday (Monday Institutes require separate registration)
•    On-site program with session descriptions, speaker and attendee lists, and general information
•    Session handouts
•    Conference CD with handouts and resources from all conference sessions
Food is not provided with your conference registration, however, for your convenience, you may choose conference services (CS) which includes breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and an evening reception on Tuesday, June 5.
Attendee Payments:
Full conference with CS, Tuesday – Thursday ..............................$465
Full conference without CS, Tuesday – Thursday .........................$0
Full conference plus Institute with CS, Monday-Thursday ..............$605
Full conference plus Institute without CS, Monday-Thursday ........ $0
NITA Only, Monday and Tuesday ................................................$295
Institute Only with CS, Monday ..................................................$140
Institute Only without CS, Monday .............................................$0
Full conference with CS and NITA, Monday-Thursday ..................$605
Full conference without CS and NITA*, Monday-Thursday ............$295

We encourage you to register by Monday, May 21, 2012 to ensure you have a space in the sessions, a complete agenda book, and all materials. For assistance contact

CAP and PAIMI Subsidy: TASC provides a subsidy ($300 for CAP; $800 for PAIMI AC) for one individual from each state P&A/CAP to attend the conference. Please indicate which subsidy is being taken on the registration form. Subsidies will be sent to the agency in the form of a reimbursement after the conference.

Full-day Institutes are available Monday, June 4th, and require an additional attendee payment; please sign up early, as space is limited. The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) will conduct a two-day training Monday and Tuesday, June 4-5.  *Since NITA is an intensive course, participants must purchase conference services for those two days.

•    ADA Employment Discrimination Litigation Institute
•    Investigation Deaths and Injuries Related to Specific Events
•    Legal Directors Meeting (limited to Legal Directors)
•    NITA Training (Monday AND Tuesday)    LIMIT: 16      
•    PAIMI Advisory Council Training (limited to PAIMI AC Chairs, Coordinators, and members)
•    School to Prison Pipeline

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellations before Friday, May 4 will get a refund less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after May 4 will not receive a refund.  All cancellations must be in writing and received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4 for a refund.
Conference Location:
The 2012 P&A/CAP Annual Conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, located at the edge of Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor:
700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

•    The hotel is 12 miles from the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
•    Parking is available at the Marriott at the rate of $25/day or valet parking at $38 day. Parking garage does not accommodate over size vehicles.
•    The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott is a smoke-free hotel and all guests and attendees must comply with Marriott’s policy.
•    When making reservations, Marriott requires a one-night room deposit.  Reservations cannot be made without this deposit. Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is noon.

A block of rooms with a negotiated single/double room rate of $209 per night has been reserved during the conference. When making reservations, please call 1-800-266-9432 or go to:

Please make reservations early, as reservations in the room block are not guaranteed and the room block may sell out prior to the reservation deadline of Friday, May 4, 2012. After May 4, if there are any rooms left in the block, they will be released for sale to the general public and rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.
Accommodations: Every effort has been made to ensure that the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you anticipate a need in this area, please make arrangements with the Marriott as soon as possible.  Accommodation needs for the conference itself should be indicated on the registration form.

Questions?  You may reach anyone at NDRN by phone at (202) 408-9514 or by fax at (202) 408-9520. For information concerning hotel, travel, or conference logistics, please contact Paula Hirt at (Paula is only in the office two days a week) or (Kevin is available Monday-Friday). Program questions may be directed to Nachama Wilker at

GETTING THE MOST FROM THE CONFERENCE: We want your conference experience to be the best possible. With that in mind, we urge you to take time to review the agenda at-a-glance prior to the start of the conference to decide which sessions interest you the most. Preliminary workshop descriptions can also be found online at For the most up-to-date information, please check the website and, upon arrival, the on-site program.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Attorneys who practice in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) states may earn continuing legal education (CLE) credit for attending the conference. Copies of the Standard MCLE form and a workshop attendance form will be available in the on-site program book each participant receives at registration.

Certain sessions may also qualify for continuing education for social workers and rehabilitation counselors.

PASSPORT TO ADVOCACY LEARNING (PAL): As part of our commitment to provide state-of-the-art training and technical assistance to P&A/CAP professionals, TASC has identified seven areas of skill Network professionals should master to provide competent and well-rounded disability rights advocacy. Sessions are designed to not only give you the information to build these skills, but also the opportunity to practice them before returning home. For more information, please visit 

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