New Rooted in Rights video explains how Protection and Advocacy agencies work

The P&A network protects your rights | Rooted in Rights Explains

Scales of Justice with the words All People Deserve Human RightsThere are a lot of ways to stand up for disability rights. But only protection and advocacy agencies (P&As) are federally mandated to protect the basic human rights of people with disabilities. Did you know there’s a P&A in all…
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Rooted in Rights Report

Feds pull back on controversial speech device policy

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New CMS Policy on Speech Generating Devices
In response to backlash from disability advocates, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has shelved a controversial policy that would have restricted the types of speech generating devices covered by federal health…
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External Report Summary

Graduation rates continue to lag for students with disabilities

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Graduation Report Released
Barely 6 in 10 students with disabilities completed high school in 2013, according to an extensive new report released May 12 by Grad Nation. The figure is nearly 20 percent lower than the national rate, which continued…
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Litigation News

Supreme Court remands ADA, police case

Supreme Court Remands Police, ADA Case
San Francisco raises ‘direct threat’ defense
The Supreme Court will not issue a ruling on the year’s most highly anticipated Americans with Disabilities Act case, leaving for another day the question of whether the law applies to police encounters with…
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Rooted in Rights Report

City to pay $100K in housing discrimination case

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Discrimination in housing
The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $100,000 to compensate six people with disabilities who were evicted from a halfway house. The individuals previously lived at the Oxford House, a facility for people recovering from…
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