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Do You Know Your Rights?
Living with a chronic medical condition like hydrocephalus can also mean living with a number of other health conditions, including mild to severe physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges. As adults (or children growing into adults) living with differing abilities, what protections do we have under federal law? How is disability defined in the U.S.? How can this definition both define and confine us, as individuals?

Join Betty Siegel, a nationally recognized leader in disability, human and civil rights, for an engaging presentation on the history and evolution of federal laws and legislation for individuals with disabilities, the protections they provide, and how they relate to individuals living with hydrocephalus. If you've heard of an IEP or a 504 plan, have felt that you were treated differently or that you had to hide your hydrocephalus or any other differing abilities, this webinar is for you!

Do you know your rights?

Jul 15, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Betty Siegel, JD
Director of VSA and Accessibility @The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Betty Siegel is a nationally recognized leader dedicated to solving complex issues via innovation and leadership in Cultural Access. Ms. Siegel has specialized in arts and disability issues for over 30 years. She is currently Director of VSA and Accessibility at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where she oversees national and international disability, arts and education programs, including the VSA Network of organizations engaging in disability arts and education and the LEAD (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability) network of cultural arts administrators addressing access to cultural experiences. She is a respected expert and speaker on cultural and disability rights, disability laws and regulations, the arts and disability, and accessibility to cultural programs and venues for individuals of all ages with disabilities. Ms. Siegel obtained her JD in 2009 from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.