Please join us March 29-30, 2019 at our 12th Annual Conference … “EXPANDING POSSIBILITIES.” On Friday and Saturday, professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury, neurology, and rehabilitation while earning up to 12 CEUs. On “Survivor Saturday,” survivors will participate in hands on workshops, socialize with others and hear motivational and helpful presentations. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at www.biala.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Rodriguez will be presenting on Friday, March 29th at 3:15 pm on “Understanding the Protection and Advocacy System”
Christopher Rodriguez has a long history of advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities on the local, state and national levels.He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Advocacy Center of Louisiana (AC). The AC protects, empowers, and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Prior to his position at the AC, Mr. Rodriguez held a number of positions in the disability advocacy community, including Director of Public Policy for National Disability Institute, Director of Governmental Affairs and Media Relations for the Michigan Protection and Advocacy, and Director of Chapter Services at The Arc of Texas.
Mr. Rodriguez’s passion for the disability community comes from his experiences as the younger sibling to a person with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.Mr. Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and completed his graduate degree in Public Policy at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin.