Disability Rights

“It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.”

~ Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

Vending Machines and Websites - A False Equivalency

8/18/17  //  Commentary

A DOJ ADA brief on Coca Cola vending machines is being touted as a change in position on websites. Except it's not.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Updates | The Week of July 10, 2017

7/16/17  //  Daily Update

The Legal Defense Fund filed a FOIA request seeking information on the Department of Education's policing of race- and disability-based discipline disparities in school.

Disability Advocates Challenge Medicaid Cuts

7/14/17  //  Commentary

Hundreds of people in wheelchairs, with walkers, and using ventilators protested in Senators’ offices and RNC offices across the country. Many traveled far from their homes, suffered blazing temperatures, and were denied access to bathrooms and elevators, to make their voices heard. And Senators and RNC staff refused to meet them, had them forcibly ejected, and called police to arrest them.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Updates | The Week of June 19, 2017

6/25/17  //  Daily Update

Disability advocates turn their attention to fighting the American Healthcare Act.

Updates | The Week of June 5, 2017

6/11/17  //  Daily Update

Disability advocates rallied across the country to protest the Administration's proposed budget cuts to Medicaid.

Updates | The Week of May 29, 2017

6/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Department of Education revived an online resource this week to provide information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, months after the old version crashed. Advocates had sharply criticized the administration for the site’s lengthy absence.

Helen Klein Murillo

Harvard Law School '17

Updates | The Week of May 8, 2017

5/14/17  //  Daily Update

The American Health Care Act is particularly harmful for people with disabilities.

Schools Failing Students with Disabilities - Still

5/11/17  //  Commentary

Higher graduation rates nationwide have left students with disabilities even further behind.

Updates | The Week of April 17, 2017

4/23/17  //  Daily Update

Eve Hill, on Take Care, argued that the Administration's focus on privatizing public education threatens the rights of students with disabilities and the ADA Education Reform Act will thwart compliance with the ADA.

ADA Education and Reform Act

4/18/17  //  Quick Reactions

The ADA Education and Reform Act would undermine ADA compliance and make people with disabilities the involuntary unpaid consultants of the businesses that discriminate against them

"School Choice" May Leave Students with Disabilities No Choice

4/17/17  //  Commentary

Privatization and decentralization of public education will return the U.S. to the days when students with disabilities were out-of-sight and out-of-mind, without meaningful education. Public schools could become the new institutions.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Criminal Justice Reform and Disability – The Overlooked Opportunity

4/12/17  //  Commentary

Criminal justice agencies have become part of our communities' mental health services systems. They need to abide by the disability rights laws that govern mental health services

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Updates | The Week of April 10, 2017

4/16/17  //  Daily Update

This week on Take Care, Eve Hill explained that criminal justice reform cannot succeed without accounting for disability rights.

Updates | The Week of April 3, 2017

4/9/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump’s proclamation marking World Autism Awareness Day angered autism activists by aspiring to “cure autism."

The Story Thus Far: Disability Rights

3/16/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration's education and healthcare policies may undermine disability rights in key respects. Here are some useful analyses of the story thus far.