Self-Determination

Disability Rights Nebraska released a new position paper May 9, urging the state to follow through on a proposed plan to close Nebraska’s largest state-run institution for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Over the outcry of disability rights advocates nationwide, the United States House of Representatives voted 217-213 on May 4 to pass the American Health Care Act, rolling back most of the new protections for people with disabilities enacted under the 2010 Affordable Care Act and imposing...
Equip for Equality and the ACLU of Illinois filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on April 7, seeking to enforce a 2011 consent decree concerning the state's funding of home and community based services for people with disabilities.
Disability Rights Tennessee, working with five other advocacy groups, released a new white paper March 21, about supported decision-making, for people with disabilities in need of assistance, but capable of making their own choices.
Get ready to pack your bags and travel to Hawai'i in October for "Sustainability," the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. This year's conference is scheduled for October 9-11, 2017.
Sometimes guardians try to restrict or control the relationships that a person with a disability has. This bill would make that more difficult.  It also requires the Office of Public Guardianship to work with the Long-Term Care Ombuds to develop and offer training for the legal community and people...
The State of Washington recognizes the importance of educating youth about disability history through its enactment of a state law establishing October as Disability History Awareness Month. This Act requires each public school to conduct or promote educational activities that provide instruction,...
The Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long Term Care supports advocates who work with long-term care resident survivors of sexual violence. The project is a collaboration between Disability Rights Washington, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Washington State Long-Term...
News
SPOKANE – A settlement agreement has been reached that will lead to important reforms forpatients found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) and sent to the state hospitals fortreatment. “This settlement should provide significant benefits to both patients and staff at our statepsychiatric...
Self-Advocacy
The Allies in Advocacy Task Force attended the Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding 2015 International Conference

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