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William Stillman: Autism and Disclosure: Is Virginia’s ‘Autism’ ID Card Ethical?

Kathie Snow, a disability rights advocate, brought to my attention a recent news item about Senate Bill 367 in Virginia. The bill would require a bar code on driver's licenses and identification cards that ...

Lydia L. Callis: The Deaf Community Demands More

Unfortunately, both state and federal agencies have neglected to establish consistent standards for interpreters, allowing unlicensed and uncertified individuals to do great disservice to deaf citizens. ...

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Newseum to Improve Access for People with Disabilities

Friday, December 6, 2013 read more Source: http://www.casinstitute.org/content/justice-department-reaches-settlement-newseum-improve-access-people-disabilities

Stephen Kuusisto: Dogs on the Playing Field

Some argue these problems could be prevented by requiring service dog users to carry identification cards. But there's a good reason we're not compelled to do this -- my disability is my business and ...

Judith E. Heumann: The Disabilities Treaty: Right Treaty, Right Time, Right for America

Hundreds of thousands of American parents and disabled people have fought hard to bring about the dramatic changes that have occurred in our country over the decades. But what about the parents and disabled ...

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Oklahoma Child Care Center to Ensure Equal Rights for Children with Disabilities

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 read more Source: http://www.casinstitute.org/content/justice-department-reaches-agreement-oklahoma-child-care-center-ensure-equal-rights-children

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi: Disabilities Treaty Is a Journey, Not a Destination

With so many luminaries supporting the treaty, one might think the treaty would be a slam-dunk to pass the U.S. Senate. But the last time it was brought to the floor it lost by ...

Lewis Milford: Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations

Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population--the disabled--during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we are planning to ...

William Daroff: Fostering Inclusion and Independence

We do all of this because we believe in the importance of an inclusive Jewish community, and that it is our responsibility to ensure people with disabilities are included when making important decisions about ...

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen: Cooperative Progress on Disability Rights is Needed

As it is often cited in the US in various contexts, we should not leave anyone behind. Progress in our societies will be meaningful when it provides dignity to all and when it is ...