DIG Coaching Practice to Present "ADHD Advocacy Part 1: The Law and Your Rights Made Simple" on Attention Talk Radio with Host Jeff Copper and Attorney Matthew Cohen
Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper will interview attorney Matthew Cohen of Chicago on the legal rights afforded those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their discussion will walk through the basics and the laws people should know when advocating for themselves or others who are diagnosed with ADHD.
Matthew Cohen, co-founder of Monahan & Cohen, a Chicago law firm, is well known for his work in special education law. With his extensive experience in health care and mental health law, he has served as principal litigator in a number of important special education cases and is the primary or collaborating author of several amendments to the mental health and special education laws of Illinois. He participated in the signing ceremony in Washington DC for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997, in recognition of his participation in the process leading to passage of that legislation. He has lectured nationally on special education topics, as well as on mental health and confidentiality law, and has authored numerous articles on these subjects. He is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Law School and has taught at Northwestern University Law School.
He has served for several years with the national organization Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (CHADD), where he is a past president and currently serves on CHADD's Public Policy Committee and on the Professional Advisory Boards of the Chicago chapter of CHADD. He is a member of the Illinois Attorney General's Advisory Council on Disability Rights, where he chairs the Special Education Committee. He is currently on the Professional Advisory Board for Stepping Out, a support organization for young adults with learning disabilities. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1981 and his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in 1977.
The show will be broadcast Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on Attention Talk Radio (ATR), a live, interactive, Internet talk-radio show hosted each week by Jeff Copper, attention coach. The show is hosted on a free, web-based platform that allows anyone with a phone or a computer to listen to, participate in, or interact with the show.
Attention Talk Radio focuses on insight and insightful thinking, preparing the mind to solve problems through insight, or the sudden comprehension after viewing something in a different light. The public is encouraged to participate by calling (646) 652-4409 to listen or ask questions. The program schedule, stream, and archives are available at www.attentiontalkradio.com. Listeners can also subscribe to the show archives via the RSS feed on the host page or on iTunes.