Tag Archives: Michael Bailey

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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Happy 14 Birthday Olmstead… a Dream Unrealized

Langston Hughes wrote “Nothing lights a fire like a dream deferred.”  Here in disability nation we have so many dreams deferred there ought to be quite the conflagration.  The Olmstead case heads the list of dreams deferred because one cannot … Continue reading

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Feds Call Transition Program a “Sweatshop”

This Disability Scoops piece brings up a dirty little secret that not many in the disability rights movement discuss. Many who are among the broader advocacy community make bundles of money off these transition programs. One or two lobbyists for … Continue reading

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered by Michael Bailey

Note: Recently our Director, Tom Olin, photographed the Self Advocated Becoming Empowered(SABE) Conference in Minnesota. Thanks to Colleen Wieck, ED of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, for bringing him there.  Michael Bailey, President of NDRN and a friend of … Continue reading

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