Self Advocacy

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The Disability Cliff, article by Samuel R. Bagenstos

This excellent article was written by Samuel R. Bagenstos, a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, and an expert in disability law.  He served...

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Joint Letter Issued by DOJ and OCR Regarding DOL’s FSLA rule and Olmstead

On 12/15/14 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, together with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division...

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New Rules Could Close Sheltered Workshops

An article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Business Page on 9/14/14, (picked up from the Kansas City Star), reports that about 450,000 people nationwide...

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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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Your Rights During Confinement in a Georgia Institution

Know Your Rights: a Summary of Your Rights During Confinement in a Georgia Mental Health or Developmental Services Institution Civil rights: You keep all of your...

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Your Rights and Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

Understanding Your Legal Status:  a Summary of Your Rights Pertaining to Civil Involuntary Mental Health Treatment I. If You are Confined in an Emergency Receiving...

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Participate in a Discussion about Self Advocacy

Do you have a self-advocacy project that you would like to undertake but are not sure of how to go about doing it? The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) wants to support...

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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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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Many People with Psychiatric Disabilities

The following press release is provided by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the National...

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Accessible Voting

Advocate In Your Community Issue: You have just moved into town and decide to drive around your new community to familiarize your self with the surrounding area....