A Cruel Attack On The Disabled

By Jill Richardson, Counterpunch. -

You might have missed it amid the impeachment coverage, but the Trump administration has recently rolled out plans for draconian cuts to everything from Medicaid to school lunches. Latest on [...]

On International Day Of Persons With Disabilities, Disabled Activists, Allies Demand Elevators, Not More Subway Cops

By Edward Yudelovich, Workers.org -

The United Nations established the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, 1992, in a victory for the worldwide struggle of people with disabilities. IDPD has been celebrated [...]

How PG&E’s Power Shutoffs Sparked An East Bay Disability Rights Campaign

By Matthew Green, Kqed.org -

Stacey Milbern didn't lose power during the recent blackouts, but if she had, things could have gotten dicey fast. Milbern, whose East Oakland apartment was just outside PG&E's public safety [...]

80 Arrested In Nation’s Capital At Disability Rights Protest

By Michelle Diament, Disabilityscoop.com -

Dozens of disability rights activists — including some in wheelchairs — were arrested near Capitol Hill while pressing for more access to community-based services. U.S. Capitol Police arrested 80 [...]

Does “Special Ed” Serve Students? Disability Activists Say No.

By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout.org -

As a child born with cerebral palsy in the 1950s, Gail Cartenuto-Cohn had one option when she was old enough to go to school: enroll in an isolated public program specifically for kids with [...]

Disabled Prisoners Decry Unfair Treatment

By Keri Blakinger, Theappeal.org -

It started, as prisoner complaints so often do, with a gripe about not being able to visit the law library. In 2015, a prisoner at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York contacted [...]

ADAPT Holds Annual Fun Run For Disability Rights And Independent Living

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC–Disability rights organization ADAPT held its 13th annual Fun Run in Spirit of Justice Park near the U.S. Capitol on Mother’s Day. Several hundred people took part in the event, [...]

ADAPT Occupies Space To Protest FDA Commissioner

By John Zangas, DC Media Group -

Disability rights activists have for the last two weeks made a tiny, nondescript park at 24th and I Street NW into a temporary base of operations. “ADAPT Freedom Park,” as they’ve christened it, [...]

Disability Rights Activists Occupy Park Near FDA Chairman’s Home, Demand End To Electric Shock ‘Torture’

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — A group of disability rights activists from around the country are urging the FDA to release new regulations that will permanently end Graduated Electronic Decelerator (GED) at [...]

Disability Activists Crash Congress To Stop Bill Undermining Their Civil Rights

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

Anita Cameron remembers the Capitol Crawl like it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1990, and Congress was dragging its feet toward a vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a [...]

ADAPT Condemns The Passing Of HR 620 Bill In The House

By Staff, Adapt.org -

Today, 59 million Americans with disabilities witnessed the U.S House of Representatives torpedo their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. HR620 was passed, and civil rights [...]

Trump Administration Rescinds Special Ed Guidance

By Michelle Diament, www.disabilityscoop.com -

By Michelle Diament for Disability Scoop - The Education Department said Friday that it has rescinded 72 guidance documents — 63 from the Office of Special Education Programs and nine from the [...]

Secretary Tom Price Protested At His Home

By National ADAPT, www.PopularResistance.org -

By ADAPT. Over 200 activists from the disability rights group ADAPT are gathered at the Health and Human Services’ Secretary Tom Price’s Home. The activists are calling on Mr. Price to ensure the [...]

Disability Rights Activists’ Week Of Nonviolent Protest

By Janine Bertram, www.adapt.org -

ADAPT activists from across the nation gathered in Washington, DC and began our week of non violent, civil disobedience. We demanded President Obama act NOW to support the Community Integration [...]