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By Michelle Diament for Disability Scoop - The Education Department said Friday that it has rescinded 72 guidance documents — 63 from the Office of Special Education Programs and nine from the [...]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