Nationally recognized legal and policy expert Jonathan Martinis, Esq., Senior Director for Law and Policy at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University is returning this year to the GAL Disabilities Training Conference as a keynote speaker. Mr. Martinis has over 20 years’ experience representing and advocating for people with disabilities to ensure that they receive the services and supports they need and want to live full, meaningful, and community integrated lives. He represented Jenny Hatch in the “Justice for Jenny” case – the first to hold that a person with disabilities has a right to engage in Supported Decision Making. Mr. Martinis will share with us the importance of planning for the future of dependent children with disabilities. He will follow his keynote presentation with a workshop which will go into more detail and provide the nuts and bolts of transition planning.
With over 300 child welfare professionals already registered – be sure you reserve your spot today.