New York Times

NY Times spotlights mental illness in Western Africa

Tuesday, October 20, 2015In most of Western Africa, modern psychiatry is virtually nonexistent. In a two-part front page feature published October 11, the New York Times spotlighted various alternative treatments being provided to people with mental illness. The reporters’ description of Togo-based “Jesus…

Turkey Farm ordered to pay more than $600,000 for employment violations

Thursday, September 24, 2015
$600,000 for Employment Violations
A federal court has ordered Hill County Farms to immediately begin making payments to the federal government for compensation it owes to a group of individuals with disabilities it allegedly abused for decades. In an eight-page

New York’s no-gun list for people with mental illness expands dramatically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
No-Gun List Grows
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, New York State passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, requiring mental health professionals to report potentially dangerous patients for the purposes of creating a new database restricting…

N.Y. Times, Anchorage Daily News win disability reporting awards

Friday, October 24, 2014
Journalism Awards
The National Center on Disability and Journalism has announced the winners of the 2014 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability. The first-place award went to the New York Times for its story “The

NYT column calls for recognition of pedophilia as a disability

Friday, October 17, 2014
NYT Column Stirs up Controversy
In a column in the Sunday New York Times, Rutgers Law Professor Margo Kaplan created a stir by advocating for the classification of pedophilia as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “By…

(Video) Newlyweds work together to live independently

Monday, October 13, 2014For people with intellectual disabilities, living independently can be difficult. In many communities across the US, “sheltered workshops” were proposed as a solution to this difficulty. In sheltered workshops people with disabilities performed simple tasks for reduced pay. Now however,…