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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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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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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...