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The mission of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic is to promote the self-determination and independence of low-income adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing direct legal services that protect individual rights and enhance access to services. Through direct legal services, public policy reform and community education and coalition building, the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic engages in various forms of advocacy to make the greatest impact on the community.
The Clinic is committed to providing legal services to underserved communities, conducting outreach and education efforts to achieve this end. As legal interns with the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, students — under the supervision of attorney faculty members — have the opportunity to take the lead on all aspects of client representation from intake, to counseling, to drafting and trial or oral argument.
The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic exposes students to the vast intersections of disability law, including housing, public benefits, due process challenges and ethical issues. For more information about the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, or to apply for services for yourself or a loved one, please call or e-mail clinics brooklaw.Ethical Practice & Client Rights Ethical Practice & Client Rights Caseworkers, supervisors, and other staff should be guided by an overarching set of ethical standards that inform their decision-making and conduct when working with children, youth, and families.
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
professionals within the Learning Disabilities service, applied their combined knowledge, skills and experience to reflect on clinical problems they brought to a Reflective Practice.
VISION | OUR IMPACT Every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive. MISSION | WHAT WE DO Promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical, culturally-inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.
The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic exposes students to the vast intersections of disability law, including housing, public benefits, due process challenges and ethical issues.
For more information about the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, or to apply for services for yourself or a loved one, please call or e-mail clinics.
Be aware of the social, financial and legal frameworks and services that support people with a disability and their families and carers within the community.
DIST Know population based measures for disability prevention (eg. periconception folate supplementation).