Youth

California school district sued over disciplinary practices

Monday, August 1, 2016The East County NAACP sued the Antioch Unified School District in the East Bay Area on July 6 for allegedly failing to meet the terms of an agreement announced 16 months ago. Under that agreement the District would be forced…

Deaf women join Cosmo to speak openly about sex

Monday, July 11, 2016
photo credit: emka74 / Shutterstock.com
Recently, Cosmopolitan decided to address misunderstandings around deaf women and sex. Cosmo interviewed three deaf women about their experiences having sex in order to raise awareness of the fact that most people with disabilities enjoy,…

DOJ warns children’s theater over food allergy discrimination

Thursday, June 23, 2016The Department of Justice has determined that a children’s theater company in Massachusetts violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by excluding a child with a peanut allergy from its program. The 10-year-old boy in the case has life-threatening allergies to…

(Video) Video explains Autism and welcomes members into the Autistic community

Tuesday, May 24, 2016Note: The policy of Rooted in Rights is to use person-first language; However, identity-first language will be used in this article, as a reflection of the wishes of ASAN. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has created a video welcoming Autistic…

Check out Episode 5 of the Rooted in Rights Podcast: Autism and coming of age with documentary director Alexandra Shiva

Thursday, April 14, 2016Our guest this month is Alexandra Shiva, whose work in the film industry is spreading understanding of what it means to be a young adult with autism. Shiva speaks with us about her recent film How to Dance in Ohio,…

New mobile app offers dating service for people with disabilities

Tuesday, February 9, 2016Modern romance has seen the extension of love and courtship onto online and mobile platforms. Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, HER – the list goes on, with mobile applications that cater to specific demographics such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and more.…

Singapore teen with Asperger’s Syndrome creates beautiful artwork

Monday, January 18, 2016
Photo courtesy of National Gallery
Despite harmful stigmas and discriminatory beliefs that say differently, people with disabilities are proving their worth and ability to positively contribute to society more and more every day, as they finally attain the opportunities and…

Disability advocates urge support for passage of NCLB rewrite

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Every Student Succeeds Act
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Every Student Succeeds Act on December 2, overhauling much of the long controversial No Child Left Behind Act and reducing the federal government’s role in monitoring state and…

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