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Employer to pay $165,000 to settle associational disability bias claim

Wednesday, September 14, 2016New Mexico Orthopaedics Associates, P.C. will pay $165,0000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against an employee on the basis that she is the mother of  a now three-year-old child with disabilities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced…

UN releases new guidance on inclusive education

Tuesday, September 13, 2016The United Nations committee tasked with enforcing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is calling on countries to meet their educational obligations to students with disabilities.
“Enabling inclusive education requires an in-depth transformation of education systems in …

Judge approves Los Angeles sidewalk settlement

Monday, September 12, 2016A federal judge has signed off on what disability rights attorneys are calling the largest disability access class action settlement in history. Under the agreement, first announced in April 2015, the City of Los Angeles must spend an estimated…

DOE, South Carolina settle special education funding dispute

Monday, September 12, 2016The U.S. Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Education announced an agreement August 25, resolving a five-year-long dispute concerning the state’s special education funding compliance. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, states may not reduce their…

Los Angeles settles accessible housing lawsuit for $200 million

Sunday, September 11, 2016The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 on August 30 to spend $200 million over the next decade to resolve an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit concerning the accessibility of the City’s public housing stock. “When our clients can’t find…

“Sex is a Funny Word” offers inclusive view of sexuality for children

Saturday, September 10, 2016The struggle to find the ‘right’ approach to talk to children about sex and bodies is nothing new, and neither are books that offer to guide those conversations. Despite this, Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings,…

DOL releases final subminimum wage rules

Friday, September 9, 2016The Department of Labor has released new regulations, clarifying the obligations of government agencies and businesses with 14(c) certificates to workers with disabilities being paid subminimum wages. Section 14(c) refers to the provision of the New Deal-era Fair Labor Standards…

DOJ sues Georgia school system over segregation of students with disabilities

Friday, September 9, 2016The Department of Justice sued the state of Georgia on August 23, accusing it of systematically violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by segregating thousands of students with disabilities in a separate, inferior educational system. “This complaint alleges that many…

Frozen star Kristen Bell shares her experience with depression

Thursday, September 8, 2016Kristen Bell is known for her roles in hits including Frozen and Veronica Mars. And now, she is also becoming known for openly discussing her depression. In a letter published on Motto, an online magazine created by the editors…

Advocates criticize proposed SSA administrative rules

Wednesday, September 7, 2016Sixteen disability rights groups, including the National Disability Rights Network, submitted comments to the Social Security Administration on August 26, pushing back against proposed changes to the procedural rules for Social Security disability benefits. Under the proposed regulations,…

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