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Will new forms educate doctors – or promote sterilization of people with disabilities? A subcommittee working for the Washington Courts is creating new model forms for use in guardianships. They are...
Disability Rights Washington is pleased to announce that Helen Gebreamlak has joined our Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) program to help protect the rights of people with...
She is one of four new Gender and Justice Commissioners. The Gender and Justice Commission provides a leadership role in helping eliminate gender discrimination and bias in Washington State courts.
Our Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Project's short documentary On the Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities is an official selection for the upcoming Social Justice Film...
The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is taking new steps to protect the privacy of people with disabilities in residential settings who are victims of sexual assault.
Today, the Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees announced its 2018 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award Winners. The recipients of the awards are: The Washington State Attorney...
Amy Bonano went to her Social Security Administration office in Dayton, Ohio on February 24, 2017, for the purpose of reporting her wages.
In public comments submitted to the Department of Justice on August 14, the nation’s largest coalition of disability rights groups pushed back against the Trump Administration’s efforts to ease...
Inmates in North Carolina’s network of county run jails are committing suicide at strikingly high rates, and the state is doing little to prevent it, Disability Rights North Carolina alleges in a new...
Disability Rights Ohio released a new booklet July 7, seeking to dispel myths about the federal Medicaid program. "There’s a lot of misinformation about what Medicaid can do — and it can do a lot,"...
The Advocacy Center of Louisiana and the McArthur Justice Center of New Orleans filed a federal lawsuit July 20, accusing the Louisiana Department of Corrections of obstructing an investigation into...
Resident A is a resident at the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, an upstate New York nursing facility. For months, she has been seeking to move to a more integrated setting, but her staff...
Following through on changes spurred by a lawsuit from Disability Rights Vermont, the Vermont Departments of Corrections and Mental Health have finalized a new agreement that aims to provide timely,...
Disability Rights Florida and the Florida Department of Corrections announced a comprehensive settlement on July 12, resolving a class-action lawsuit alleging a range of dangerous conditions in the...
Disability rights advocates filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah on July 6, seeking to block recent changes to the state’s guardianship system that they allege violate procedural due process...
The Disability Law Center announced a settlement with a Utah tattoo parlor on June 22, ending the parlor’s exclusionary policy toward people who are H.I.V. positive.
Eighty percent of the polling sites last November’s presidential election were inaccessible to people with disabilities in an upstate New York State county, Disability Rights New York allegedly in a...
In a 302-page ruling issued June 27, a federal district court found that the state of Alabama’s mental health care for inmates is “horrendously inadequate” and systematically violates the Eighth...
The Washington Post ran an extensive story June 24, documenting the District of Columbia Metro’s slow progress installing protective barriers to protect people with visual disabilities from falling...
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities released a new report June 9, slamming South Carolina's system of specialized job centers for people with disabilities.

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