Self Advocacy

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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....

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Update on “The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse”

On March 9, 2014 the New York Times published a follow-up article about the individuals who were at Henry’s Turkey Farm in Iowa.  To read the article and...

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Employing People With Disabilities

Gov Markell (Deleware) has released his blueprint for his fellow Governors on increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities For details go to:...

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New Olmstead Settlement Agreement

The United States Department of Justice announced that it has entered into an interim settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island and the City of Providence...

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Other Forms of Advocacy

Other Forms of Advocacy   Individual Advocacy is about representing another person’s cause as if it were your own. Group Advocacy is about assisting a group...

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A Self Advocacy Story

My name is Joseph Morman.  When I was 49 years old I was diagnosed with a nerve disease and spent the next two and a half years in a nursing facility.  I began...

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Self Advocacy Organizations

Here is a List of Links to Self-Advocacy Organizations. If you would like to suggest other organizations to include in this list, please submit the information using...

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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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Social Security Overpayments