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Coronavirus Strains Safety Net for People With Disabilities

About one in four Americans has some form of disability, making them more vulnerable to Covid-19 BY ELIZABETH KOH, STAFF WRITER, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Published: April 20, 2020) Damian Gregory worries about the things that have quickly become normal to worry about in the coronavirus era: Is there Clorox at the grocery store this […]


Missouri’s disability services rise to be among nation’s best

By LEXI CHURCHILL, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH JEFFERSON CITY • The Show-Me state’s intellectual and developmental disabilities services have improved from one of the worst in the country to No. 4 overall — all within barely more than a decade. These findings are compiled in the latest Case for Inclusion report, generated by the ANCOR Foundation […]


For disabled voters, strength in numbers brings political clout

Matthew Hamilton Times Union September 5, 2016 ALBANY, NEW YORK–For Dustin Jones, hailing a taxi is more than just flagging down a cab on the street corner or punching in his coordinates on his phone. So Jones, a wheelchair user and founder of the disability advocacy group United for Equal Access New York, has made […]


Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press August 29, 2016 WASHINGTON–Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill. The latest example came in Baltimore, where a critical report on that department’s policies found that officers end up in […]