The report joins the voices of people with disabilities, often lost in the din of medical decision making, with professionals from the disability civil rights field to explore unnecessary medical procedures imposed upon people with disabilities, or instances where needed medical intervention is denied individuals on the basis of disability.
The report comes five years after media accounts surfaced of a Seattle girl who, when six years’ old, was kept permanently small through a set of procedures now commonly called the “Ashley Treatment.” The procedure was later found to have violated her legal rights.
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