Disability Legal Specialist
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS)
Christina Galindo-Walsh Disability Legal Specialist National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) Christina Galindo-Walsh oversees all of NAPAS' voting training and technical assistance efforts to the congressionally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&A). She has spearheaded the efforts of the P&As under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), as they work to ensure election access to individuals with disabilities. Christina also specializes in Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Prior to coming to NAPAS, she worked as a litigation associate in Miami, Florida focusing on litigation under the ADA and before law school she worked in various special education classrooms in Miami-Dade and Leon counties in Florida. Christina received her law degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee and her B.S. in Mental Disabilities from Florida State University's Department of Special Education. ABOUT NAPAS: The National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) is the membership organization of Protection and Advocacy agencies commonly known as P&As. P&As are federally mandated systems which are present in every state and territory to provide protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities. P&As were established in 1975 and collectively are the largest providers of legally-based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) directs P&As to "ensure the full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote and accessing polling places." Pursuant to this broad mandate, P&As seek to ensure election access to a wide range of individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical disabilities.