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Dialysis in South Africa receives scrutiny

Wednesday, January 26, 2011South Africa has recently received international attention for discrimination in its system for rationing life saving dialysis treatment. For people with disabilities, hope of receiving dialysis treatment is almost nonexistent. In South Africa, fewer than one in five people needing…

Report highlights rampant employment discrimination

Wednesday, January 26, 2011The National Disability Rights Network released a new report Jan. 18 calling for the end of subminimum wages and poor working conditions for people with disabilities. The 60-page report, titled “Segregated and Exploited: The Failure of the Disability Service…

Regulation overhaul expected to continue for adult family homes

Wednesday, January 26, 2011In the latest installment of its “Seniors for Sale” series, The Seattle Times summarized many of the changes that have occurred in how Washington State regulates adult family homes in the past year since it began it’s ongoing investigation of…

Private school network to pay $215,000 in discrimination suit

Tuesday, January 25, 2011Nobel Learning Communities Inc., which operates a network of more than 180 private schools in 15 states nationwide, reached a settlement with the Justice Department after being investigated for discriminating against children with disabilities. Under the terms of the settlement,…

Brief filed in capital punishment case

Monday, January 24, 2011Disability Rights Washington has filed an amicus brief in support of Cecil Davis’s appeal of his death penalty sentence. The appeal to the Washington State Supreme Court is scheduled for February 10, 2011. The record shows that Davis has multiple…

Boy with service dog turned away from hospital

Thursday, January 20, 2011Kentucky Protection and Advocacy filed a lawsuit Jan. 12 on behalf of a 12-year-old boy who was denied access to a hospital because he insisted on being accompanied by his service dog. For safety reasons, the boy, who has autism…

Sign up for budget cuts discussion by Friday, January 21st

Thursday, January 20, 2011The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment will host a webinar for the public Friday regarding a broad range of budget issues that affect people with disabilities. David Lord, director of public policy for Disability Rights Washington, is one…

Greece’s new disability classifications spark outrage

Sunday, January 16, 2011Pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs will now be recognized as people with disabilities in Greece.
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The same can be said of pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists. The Greek Labor Ministry announced the new classifications January 11. For…

Report calls paper that linked vaccines and autism a “hoax”

Thursday, January 13, 2011An extensive investigation in a British Medical Journal chronicles the alleged manipulations and conflicts of interest in the since discounted 1998 study by British scientist Andrew Wakefield that linked vaccine use to autism. The study, printed in the British medical…

In-home workers receive compensation for lost benefits

Wednesday, January 12, 2011About 22,000 home health care workers in Washington State will receive back pay totaling more than $57 million after a Thurston County jury ruled Dec. 22 that the state breached its contract with in-home workers when it cut their benefits…

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