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Education Department Rescinds 72 Guidance Documents That Clarify Rights of Disabled Students  Education Department Rescinds 72 Guidance Documents That Clarify Rights of Disabled Students 

On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ordered her department to rescind 72 documents that outline and clarify the rights of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

Why Disability Rights Activists Put Their Lives on the Line to Protest Trumpcare Why Disability Rights Activists Put Their Lives on the Line to Protest Trumpcare

There are a lot of people to thank for last week’s failure to pass the Obamacare replacement and repeal bill in the Senate, including the three Republican senators who broke with party lines to vote against the bill. But the role that activists played—particularly women and advocates for disability rights—cannot be…

State of Oregon Removes Children From Home, Citing Parents' Low IQ

Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler have had two children together, but both their sons were taken from them by the state of Oregon before they had a chance to act as parents. The reason: each of the parents’ IQ tests have shown “mild intellectual disability.”

Movie Theater Refuses to Turn On Captions for Deaf, Hearing Impaired Patrons Movie Theater Refuses to Turn On Captions for Deaf, Hearing Impaired Patrons

Moviegoers report that a Showcase Cinemas in Warwick, Rhode Island refused to turn on the captions for a screening of Beauty and the Beast so that deaf and hard of hearing patrons could follow the film.

Man Attacks Facility for Disabled in Japan, At Least 19 Dead Man Attacks Facility for Disabled in Japan, At Least 19 Dead

Early Tuesday morning, a man attacked residents of the Tsukui Yamayuri-En disability facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, killing at least 19 and wounding approximately 25.

St. Jude Brain Tumor Patient Is Injured And Arrested After TSA Encounter St. Jude Brain Tumor Patient Is Injured And Arrested After TSA Encounter

A nineteen-year-old brain tumor patient was returning home on June 30, after her last treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, when a bloody encounter at Memphis International Airport turned celebration into disaster. After setting off the metal detector, the disabled young woman was confused by the demands…

A Mentally Disabled Mother Lost Her Newborn and Fought Until She Got Her Back A Mentally Disabled Mother Lost Her Newborn and Fought Until She Got Her Back

People joke that parenthood should come via license, like driving, and that you shouldn’t be allowed to have children unless you pass a test. Lisa Miller’s New York magazine story about one mother in Massachusetts makes that idea—and the parental and disability rights controversies that accompany it—real.

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