ADA 29 Anniversary:The Forefront of Disability Rights for Addiction and Recovery


Panel Discussion on Current and Future Legal Trends

Wednesday, July 24th at 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

200 Portland Street, 1st FL • Boston MA

Many people with addiction and in recovery are unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. Common assumotion is that 10% of the population is in recovery. Our panelists will discuss current and future trends in civil rights issues and enforcement for people in recovery from substance and opioid use disorders. This subject is complex due to developing court cases. We will begin promptly at noon. Panelists include:

Gregory Dorchak








Gregory is a U.S. Attorney in the Civil Rights Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office. While Greg enforces all federal civil rights statutes, he has recently focused on the civil rights for individuals in recovery for substance use disorder. Prior to working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Greg enforced fair housing statutes for HUD. Greg is also an instructor at UMass Amherst where he teaches Public Policy. He obtained his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst, and his law degree from Northeastern University.

Maryanne Frangules








Maryanne has been Executive Director of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, MOAR, since 1999. On the national level, she serves on the board of Faces and Voices of Recovery. She has mentored many recovery community members to use their voice and to learn about their rights. As a person in recovery, Maryanne strongly believes that faces- who are visible; voices – who are vocal; will only prove that recovery is valuable to our communities.

Oce Harrison








Oce has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001 and provides Title I trainings throughout the region. She recently provides trainings about how the ADA applies to addiction and recovery for people with addiction to alcohol and in recovery from substance use disorders; as well as for family members of people with addiction and addiction professionals.

Click Link to Register for ADA 29 Discussion Panel

Questions, contact Stacy Hart at or 1-800-949-4232
For an accommodation, please make request by July 18th.

This is a scent and nut free event. Free and open to the public.

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