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New Disabled Parent Adventures in Advocacy

Mother’s Day is a day were we celebrate our mothers. But did you know that PWD are more at risk of losing custody of their kids than non-disabled parents? Watch as Ivanova prepares to become a first-time mother.

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SSI: Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

If you’re on SSI, you want to make sure you are receiving your money after you turn 18.  Learn from our latest Storyteller, Yolanda Vargas, how to get and maintain control of your SSI benefits!  

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Rooted in Rights Presents at Seattle Womxn Marching Forward 2018

We teamed up with Seattle Womxn’s March for the Womxn Act on Seattle event back in January, and the women of RiR discussed the work they’re doing to advance the disability rights movement.  

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People With Mental Health Disabilities Shut Down Dangerous Ideas About Gun Violence

The assertion that severe mental illnesses cause gun violence, specifically mass shootings, is not helpful and not accurate, but it is harmful. It is a dangerous idea. And we hear it from the media and our leaders all the time. Worse, no one ever seems to ask people with mental health disabilities what they think.  So we asked. And here’s what they said.
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Error 404: Accessibility Not Found

Maddie Bright is one of our Storytellers finalists, and she is making her video debut!  In her video, Maddie shares why internet accessibility is important to disabled people and what you can do to raise awareness about inaccessible websites.

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#HandsOffMyADA

Congress is about to vote on HR 620 – a bill designed to weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 1 out of 5 people in the US has a disability, and the ADA provides us with the fundamental civil right to use public accommodations, go to stores, restaurants, hotels and other businesses just like our non-disabled friends, family members, colleagues and peers.

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The Right to Your Graduation

It’s the New Year, and that means we are just about six months away from graduation. Graduation is an exciting time to celebrate all of our accomplishments, but what if you can’t attend your own graduation because you have a disability?

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Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC)

Xavier Long recounts their experience as well as witnessing acts of abuse and violence while in the custody of Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC).

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#NOAccessAZ

A new bill in the Arizona State Legislature is designed to slow down access violation lawsuits.

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All Signs Point to Change

The International Symbol of Access is suppose to indicate barrier-free areas for all disabled people, but the symbol itself seems to be the biggest obstacle for many of us.

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