Celebrating Olmstead: It’s Time for 14(c) Phase-Out: Lessons Learned from Advancing Legislation & Leaving the Shop

Webinar: Date: June 8th 2021   |   Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Office hours: Date: June 11th, 2021   |   Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

This webinar will focus on celebrating Olmstead by helping attendees understand the history of civil rights for people with disabilities. Additionally, we will highlight the successful model of the Washington State Council on Developmental Disabilities that recently worked with stakeholders to pass legislation to permanently phase out 14(c) and sheltered work in the state. Additionally, participants will hear about the remarkable journey from self-advocates in WA State, Maryland, and Rhode Island who transitioned out of sheltered workshops into competitive, integrated employment and meaningful community-based day activities.


Steven J. Schwartz, Legal Director
Center for Public Representation, Northampton, MA

Jeremy Norden-Paul, Executive Director
Washington State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Courtney Williams, Director
Community Employment Alliance

Ivanova Smith, Activist & Faculty Member
The University of Washington

John Lemus, Self-Advocate & Advocacy Coordinator
At Work!, WA State

Sunny Cefaratti, Self-Advocate & Co-Founder
The Musical Autist, Annapolis, MD

Steve Porcelli, Self-Advocate
Rhode Island

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