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Self Advocacy Project Application

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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 ‘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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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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$240 Million Judgment for Men Subjected to Henry’s Turkey Farm

On May 1, 2013, an Iowa jury awarded $240 million to the 32 men that were subjected to discrimination and abuse while working for Henry’s Turkey Service in Iowa. ...

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EEOC SEEKS DAMAGES FOR DISABLED IOWA PLANT WORKERS

By RYAN J. FOLEY — Apr. 22 4:20 PM EDT   FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2009, file authorities huddle near property used by Henry’s Turkey Service in...

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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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Right to Work

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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,...