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Disability Law Center of Massachusetts

Disability Law Center of Massachusetts created a video for their annual fundraiser, asking attendees to consider donating to their organization.

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Disability Rights Maryland

Disability Rights Maryland provides an array of services to state residents with disability that focuses on upholding their legal rights, promoting self-advocacy and peer-support, and change policies that will empower and not hinder the independence and inclusion of disabled people. Some of the assistance provided includes access to housing, mental health care, special education, transportation, freedom from abuse and neglect, and discrimination.

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Still Segregated

Blind students shouldn’t have to choose between knowledge and independence – but they are often forced to.  Does this sound like an equal education to you?  Courtney Cole calls out the inequality that blind students face in Washington State and across the US.

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Did Love Win?

Obergefell v. Hodges marked a huge legal victory for LGBTQ Americans. But what if marriage equality isn’t so equal after all?

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Like the Mic

Like the Mic outlines the need for facilitators and organizers to prioritize accessibility at their public events and meetings.  The use of microphones benefits everyone, and allows attendees to feel fully included.

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The Threatened Legacy of Independent Living with Alex Ghenis

At Berkeley, there is a fight to save the Disabled Students Residence Program (DSRP) that was founded by Ed Roberts.  Berkeley is viewed as the home of the modern Independent Living movement, but students are protesting to retain the programs and services they need to achieve their academic goals.

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#IAmAPreexistingCondition

As U.S. Senators prepare to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the replacement to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people with pre-existing conditions across the country are calling on them to listen: Healthcare is a human right. No human should be denied access to the medical supports, services, or resources they need because of a pre-existing condition. #IAmAPreexistingCondition #WeArePreexistingConditions

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The Fight to #SaveMedicaid

The battle over Medicaid unleashed an outcry within the disabled community to protect the healthcare program so many of us need to survive and live independently in our communities.  Disabled people used the power of social media, protests, writing, and contacting their federal officials to demand that Medicaid not be weakened by unjust budget cuts.

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