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In a new report released April 26, Disability Rights Oregon criticized the Oregon Department of Corrections for failing to make progress with many of the terms of a year-old settlement concerning the...
Disability Rights Maine released a new report April 19, documenting the results and defects of a now four-year-old law limiting the use of restraint and seclusion of students in schools.
A federal judge on April 19 granted a request for a preliminary injunction from Disability Rights Oregon, resetting hours for in-home care services recently cut by the state’s Medicaid agency for...
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law April 18 that will make it significantly harder for people with disabilities to file Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits against businesses.
A recent Washington Post article, focusing on recipients of Social Security disability benefits in rural communities, is receiving extensive criticism from disability rights advocates. On March 30,...
Indiana Disability Rights filed a complaint with the state’s education agency on April 3, accusing it of segregating children with disabilities by not allowing them to participate in recess.
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...
New regulations went into effect March 27 that disability advocates fear will make it significantly more difficult for people to obtain approvals in Social Security disability benefits proceedings.
Disability Rights of West Virginia filed a complaint in federal court March 17, accusing the state of intentionally delaying Medicaid fair hearing requests during the pendency of a class-action...
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...
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon signed off March 27 on a comprehensive agreement, obligating the state to undergo its largest ever investment in accessible transportation.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected on March 21 the state of Ohio's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses it of segregating people with disabilities in its...
In a unanimous decision issued March 22, the Supreme Court rejected a particularly low standard, recently used by an appellate court in a decision favoring a school district, for measuring whether...
Disability advocates and New Jersey state officials announced March 16 the completion of a long-running settlement, which greatly expanded the state’s offerings of integrated housing options for...
The Arizona Center for Disability Law has reached a settlement with the state Medicaid agency and an insurance provider to provide a life-saving breastmilk formula for an 18-month-old child with...
The Colorado Child Safety Coalition released an extensive new report and video, March 2, uncovering extensive use of dangerous practices regularly used by the Division of Youth Correction Services...
In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee dated March 13, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities voiced strong opposition to a proposed bill that it argues would create “significant...
A federal court has signed off on a settlement with disability advocates in Oregon and Providence Health Care, ending a long-running dispute over its coverage of applied behavioral therapy, the...
In a victory for disability rights advocates, the Texas Education Agency will remove a policy that prevented an estimated hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities from receiving special...
Recently, Thomas Andres was arrested in the Tri-Cities area while experiencing a mental health crisis. His mother told a news reporter that she had reached out to the crisis center two times prior to...

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