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January 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Helping College Students with Disabilities Succeed: A Training on the Obligations of Colleges to Protect the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

An In-Person Event Hosted By the Education Working Group at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut
The Center for Communications and Engineering, Room 101, Mount Carmel Auditorium.
Also with a Web-Ex Option.

Please join us for a series of presentations and discussions from the Education Working Group about the
responsibilities of colleges and universities in Connecticut to protect the civil rights of their students
with disabilities. Topics addressed will include the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act, as well as working with students with mental health and
behavioral health disabilities, reasonable accommodation policies, and emotional support and service
animal policies. This event is designed for senior leadership of colleges and universities as well as the
staff of each school’s student accessibility services or disability services office.

To attend in-person, please RSVP by e-mailing karen.dixon@usdoj.gov.

To attend by Web-Ex, please register here.

Speakers Will Include:

William Brown, Assistant United States Attorney
Stewart Dearing, Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut

Meighan McCrea, Supervisory Civil Rights Attorney
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Bonnie Roswig, Director, Disability Rights, Medical-Legal Partnership
Project, Center for Children’s Advocacy


About The Education Working Group:

The Education Working Group is organized by the United States Attorney’s
Office for the District of Connecticut and is composed of representatives from state and federal agencies, nonprofits,
and the community at large. The group meets regularly to discuss the civil rights issues that arise in education and
child-care settings. This year’s focus topic is children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but the group works to help
children and parents with all types of disabilities.

Thank You Quinnipiac University for Allowing Use of Their Space for This Event.

If you require an accommodation, please contact karen.dixon@usdoj.gov.