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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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Dancers gather to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

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This past March people with Down syndrome gathered together with their friends and family to dance to Pharrel’s “Happy” in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, which takes place March 21st and has been officially recognized by the United Nations …

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Filmmaker continues in his mission to portray people with disabilities in modern media

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Filmmaker Kire Paputts is continuing his goal of challenging perceptions of people with disabilities in modern media with his second project of this theme, “The Rainbow Kid.” Both the protagonist and the actor who plays him have Down syndrome. With his …

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Protesters push changes to NY Nurse Practice Act

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From March 19 to March 26, a group of 20 protesters occupied the headquarters of the New York State Nurses Union in Albany, demanding support for a proposed change in state law that would expand the services non-nurses can provide …

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Book Review

“Rose Under Fire”

Cover of Rose Under Fire by Elizebeth Wein

 

Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under Fire offers a plausible tale of a fictional young woman living during World War II. Wein explores not only the events of the war, but the upcoming women’s rights movement and the experiences of people …

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White House disability liaison steps down

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Claudia Gordon stepped down March 28 as the second-ever White House liaison on disability issues.

Gordon began in the position in July 2013. She replaced Kareem Dale, who served for all of President Obama’s first term.

“During her term, …

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Court approves major New York housing settlement

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York signed off March 18 on a comprehensive settlement, announced in July 2013, that will move more than 4,000 people from institutional to more integrated settings.

“Judge (Nicholas) Garaufis’ …

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Court blocks Idaho Medicaid cuts

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A federal court issued a preliminary injunction March 26 against a set of Idaho Medicaid budget cuts implemented in 2011, temporarily restoring $16 million in assistance to people with developmental disabilities.

The court also granted the request from the ACLU

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