Category Archives: Disability Rights

Your Support Bringing ADA Bus and Tom Olin to Houston

Thanks to all who donated to the Disability Rights Center (DRC) for the ADA Bus. Your support means the ADA Bus will get to Houston because DRC could complete the repairs and secure travel costs for the first leg of … Continue reading

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R U Ready??? Emergency Preparedness in Disability World

¬† Portlight Strategies is a wonderful organization that serves people with disabilities and their families when disaster strikes. ¬†Paul Timmons started the program after hurricane Katrina. He was disgusted that some groups were trying to raise beaucoup bucks to set … Continue reading

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Ageism In Disability Rights and Justice?

Over the past months I have heard strange and ageist references from folks whose work I respect. Examples? There are many and I suppose I should offer one or two. Recently I was interviewing a middle aged organizer for an … Continue reading

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Olin Cover Photo on Johns Hopkins History of Medicine Bulletin

Johns Hopkins University has selected the photo “Disabled and Proud” from the Olin Collection for the cover of their “Bulletin of the History of Medicine”-Volume 87, Number 4, Winter 2013. Johns Hopkin’s purchased the photo from social documentarian Tom Olin. … Continue reading

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Atrocious Discrimination Against Students With Disabilities in NYC

Here at DRC, we have to share Michelle Daimant’s important article on the NYC public school’s misuse of emergency room’s as a timeout room. It is enough to upset your stomach and chill you to your toes. Michelle writes for … Continue reading

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Take Action on the Horrid Proposed Mental Health Act

Two days ago we posted about the draconian mental health law proposed by Rep. Murphy. Michael Bailey, Past President of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) has listed some talking points to argue against the act and also urges you … Continue reading

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