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Mother of child with Down Syndrome sues YMCA

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Lawsuit Takes YMCA to Task
Denise Watts’s 6-year-old son, Steven Heffron, was excited for summer camp  at the Greater Miami Valley YMCA in Ohio, where he could join his classmates from his elementary school. But the YMCA denied Heffron access…
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External Report Summary

Arizona, Maryland top annual Medicaid rankings list

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UCP Releases Inclusion Report
The United Cerebral Palsy released its annual rankings [PDF] July 16 of state Medicaid programs that provide services for people with disabilities, finding that while many states continue to make progress, multiple states took steps backward…
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Mother uses social networking and technology to fight stigma

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. In the video below, one mother describes how she has found ways of using social media and technology to break down social stigma around blindness. Jessie Lorenz says that her young…
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Events

How will you celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Logo of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities ActIt is 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights law that, according to the ADA National Network, prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including…
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Litigation News

Another disability discrimination lawsuit filed against Six Flags

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Six Flags Accused of Discrimination
Larry Panayi lost his leg in an automobile accident while serving in the U.S. military. Since then, Panayi, who sometimes uses a prosthetic leg, has been able to find myriad ways to continue performing his…
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