Education Learning Disabilities

Two boys with the same disability tried to get help. The rich student got it quickly. The poor student did not.

Two boys with learning disabilities grew up just blocks apart in New York City. Public schools couldn’t teach them. So their parents battled to place them in private schools, on the taxpayers’ dime. By Mike Elsen-Rooney, The Teacher Project, USA TODAY Updated 1:37 p.m. EST Feb. 10, 2020 This story was produced by the Teacher Project, […]


For People With Disabilities, Navigating Can Be Difficult In Wintertime By DAVE LUCAS, WAMC RADIO Whether traveling by wheelchair, walking with a cane or using a guide dog, winter can make a familiar commute difficult. NEW YORK–Northeast winters can range from mild to brutal, but no matter what the weather, wear and tear on sidewalks […]


Uber Discriminates Against Riders With Disabilities, Suit Says

NEW YORK TIMES By WINNIE HU All around Valerie Joseph, there is a fleet of Uber cars rolling by on New York City streets. But though she could really use the ride-hailing app, Ms. Joseph said she does not bother because Uber has so few wheelchair-accessible cars to dispatch. “It’s plain unfair,” said Ms. Joseph, […]


Disabled man spent 42 hours on filthy floor of Brooklyn jail after police took away his wheelchair: lawsuit

BY DENIS SLATTERY, MARCO POGGIO, AND ANDREW KESHNER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A disabled man claims he was forced to drag himself through urine, spit, and vomit and sleep on the filthy floor of a jail cell after uncaring cops took away his wheelchair, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Brooklyn. Baron […]