Disability Law 101: A Legal Primer for the New Disability Services Professional

Author: akropp

Allen Kropp of the law firm of Drummond Woodsum specializes in civil rights, special education, and disability law, and works extensively with schools, colleges, and universities on a wide range of disability issues under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other discrimination issues under Federal and State civil rights laws. Allen has served in several roles within the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), including Deputy Chief Attorney and Acting Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Regional Office in Boston, and has extensive expertise in compliance, program administration, and educating schools, colleges, students, and other stakeholders on civil rights matters. Previously, Allen served as Regional Commissioner for the Rehabilitation Services Administration, DOE’s chief official responsible for federal oversight of State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and adult disability programs across New England. He is an experienced speaker and regularly conducts trainings at national, state, and local disability forums and conferences.