The history and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD

Wednesday, October 21, 2015There’s the crash. There’s the boom. There’s the shot. There’s the pain. There’s the voice of the doctor saying to wake up. Eyes open, but there is nothing. All of a sudden, the heart begins beating faster and faster and…

The role of education in combating poverty among people with disabilities

Friday, September 18, 2015Education is a mighty tool in the fight against poverty among people with disabilities, and soon the nation’s elected officials will work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, ESEA. In a recent Huffington Post article, Curt…

Olmstead turns 16

Wednesday, June 24, 2015The Supreme Court’s most celebrated decision upholding the rights of people with disabilities is now 16 years old, and its impact is being felt more strongly than ever. Historically, people with disabilities have been locked up in institutions, where they…

Portrait of the Whole Person: Biographies and Paintings, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015Bertschi School, in partnership with Disability Rights Washington, presents the 2015 Portrait of the Whole Person: Paintings and Biographies, to celebrate disability history and culture. Through the art show, we hope to heighten awareness of the disability rights movement and culture within the broader community.

Disability History Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 29, 2014DisAbility Rights Galaxy is proud to present a slice of disability history every Wednesday throughout October. Articles, discussion questions, video summaries and video quizzes offer a varied media approach to disability history, designed to promote discussion and insight in classrooms.…

Freak shows: A dehumanizing display

Wednesday, October 29, 2014Question: True or False? Freak shows have gone extinct in the United States of America. Click on the headline above to see the answer to the question, and to learn more about "freak shows" in the United States.

Possibilities increase each year for people with Down syndrome

Wednesday, October 22, 2014Question: True or False: Historically in the United States, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, have had high levels of educational, employment and social opportunities. To see the answer to this question and to learn more about opportunities for people with Down syndrome, click the title above.

The horrifying truth uncovered: Willowbrook State School

Wednesday, October 15, 2014Question: True or False? Willowbrook State School closed within a year of Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 investigative report that exposed terrible mistreatment of residents with disabilities. Click on the headline to see the answer, and to learn more about Willowbrook State School.

Clifford Beers: The mind that sparked the mental health reform movement

Wednesday, October 8, 2014Question: What kinds of mistreatment do you think were common in early 20th century mental health institutions in the United States? A. Forced restraint B. Physical beatings C. Forced mental health treatment D. Lack of water/living space E. All of the above Click on the title above to see the answer and to learn more about Clifford Beers and mental health reform.

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