Molly Burgdorf is the Senior Policy Attorney at the Center’s Washington, D.C. office. She served as a Civil Rights Analyst with the Office for Civil Rights, Senior Advisor in the Center for Policy and Evaluation in the Administration for Community Living and as Senior Advisor with the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During her time with HHS, Molly worked on a wide range of activities that impact the lives of people with disabilities, including the prevention of abuse and neglect, supporting successful youth transition, maximizing access to needed services and individualized supports, implementing the Olmstead decision, consulting on disability discrimination cases, and promoting community integration, independent living and supported decision-making. Molly arrived at HHS from the Center for National Security Studies (CNSS), where she helped develop recommendations to protect and advance human rights. Prior to CNSS, Molly served as a Congressional Legislative Consultant with the National Council on Disability. Her experience includes working with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and advocacy to advance affordable housing and domestic violence prevention.
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