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National Council on Disability has three new members

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President Obama appointed three new members April 3 to the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that provides recommendations to the federal government on disability related issues.The new members are Benro T. Ogunyipe, Dr. Katherine D. Seelman …

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“Schizo” aims to end stigma towards people with schizophrenia

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Bringchange2mind.org has released a new PSA, provocatively titled “Schizo,” focusing on misconceptions towards people with schizophrenia. The brief film plays on common yet ill-founded stereotypes to reveal the reality that people with schizophrenia are fully capable of living ordinary and successful …

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Disability rights groups slam Ryan budget

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In what has become an annual ritual, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has released a budget proposing heavy cuts to health care and other social services, prompting a sharp rebuke from disability advocates.

“The programs that would …

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ADA celebrated at Civil Rights Summit

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In response to a backlash from disability advocates, the organizers of a major civil rights summit made a last-minute change to recognize the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The three-day Civil Rights Summit, which began April 8, …

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Montana prison sued for solitary confinement practices

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Disability Rights Montana filed a class-action lawsuit March 31, accusing the state of violating the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act, for its treatment of people with disabilities in its …

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