Children & Youth

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Community Options

We believe that all people should have “a good life,” including a home, friends, relationships, and jobs. The information presented here can help support a good...

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Statewide (Rhode Island) Settlement Agreement Addresses Integrated Employment

On April 8, 2014, the United States Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement with Rhode Island to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive...

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Update on the Ending the Use of Aversive Treatments

The Massachusetts Governor’s office filed a motion on 2/14/13 that would vacate a 1987 Consent Decree that has been an agreement with Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) that...

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IEP Work Placements for Youth in Transition

A June 22, 2012 letter from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) outlines how Least Restrictive Environment...

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Service Animals and Housing

Advocate In Your Community Issue: Joe and Mary live in Harmony Gardens, a 15 unit apartment complex.  Joe, who is Deaf, just took possession of a hearing dog,...

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on July 12, 2012 to consider ratification of  the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons...

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Medical Procedures Violating Civil Rights

Study Finds Medical  Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with  Disabilities In a first of its kind study, the  National Disability Rights Network...

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Guide for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

     

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Safe Schools Initiative

  July 8, 2010 was a historic day for Georgia public school students, as the State Board of Education voted unanimously to enact Rule 160-5-1-.35 which prohibits...

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Preventing Restraint and Seclusion in Educational Settings

  The Georgia Advocacy Office is investigating abuse, neglect, and deaths on a daily basis and working with people with disabilities, family members, schools,...