Carrie Ann Lucas is the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities executive director and only staff attorney.
Ms. Lucas is a nationally recognized advocate for people with disabilities, was lead plaintiff in an epic seven-and-a-half year suit against Kmart that resulted in the most far-reaching accessibility class-action settlement in history before founding the Center for the Rights of Parents with Disabilities.
As a single adoptive parent to four children, Ms. Lucas is passionate for the rights of parents who have disabilities. Ms. Lucas, who has a form of muscular dystrophy, has an intimate understanding of the unique challenges that disabled parents face. All four of her children also have various disabilities themselves, and as a result, Ms. Lucas is an expert at navigating various systems to provide appropriate community services.
Ms. Lucas is a graduate of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar. She also has a Masters of Divinity degree with a concentration in Justice and Peace Studies from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Ms. Lucas earned her undergraduate degree from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.
Ms. Lucas has been a recipient of an Equal Justice Works fellowship and a Petra Foundation fellowship. Prior to becoming the Center’s executive director, she worked at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition for over twelve years.
You can contact Ms. Lucas at clucas [at] disabledparentrights [dot] org.
She attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls where she received her bachelors degree in business management. In 2011 she moved to Colorado where she attended the Institute of Business and Medical Careers. She graduated with high honors and earned her paralegal certificate.
You can contact Ms. Elstran at jelstran [at] disabledparentrights.org