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2014-05-27 23:11:41

On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet and twelve other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice of counseling families of people with developmental disabilities to withhold care for treatable but potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such as pneumonia. (Disability Rights Wisconsin v. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, et al., Case No. 2014...

2014-02-28 23:30:23

As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, disability rights advocates in the Rochester area will be joining about 20 other cities by holding a vigil Saturday, March 1, 2013 to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by their families and caregivers. Speakers at the Rochester event will include Diane Coleman and Stephen Drake of the national disability rights organization Not Dead Yet, which is headquartered in Rochester and a co-sponsor of the national Day of Mourning effort....

2014-01-16 23:28:16

Use Your Self Advocacy Skills to Help Make the Right Decision Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 As college acceptance notices begin arriving, high school seniors must decide which school they will attend. This task can be especially challenging for learning disabled students, who may need more information than others to make good decisions. We know that colleges have flexibility in determining the support services they will provide to students who have disclosed their disability. So,...

2013-10-02 23:33:58

Learning disabled students often need accommodations to succeed academically, but they arrive at college unprepared to explain their needs to school administrators and professors. Self advocacy coaching can empower these students and help them prepare for these important discussions. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Almost one-third of all students entering college have a learning disability like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or dyslexia. In high school, these...

2011-12-09 14:00:00

Leading healthcare advocates and organizations working on behalf of patients were recognized during the 2011 Patient Advocate Conference on Dec. 5 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The Professional Patient Advocate Institute, a national member organization and community for professional patient advocates, celebrated the industryâs leading healthcare advocates and organizations working on behalf of patients during the 2011...

2011-10-11 09:23:54

According to new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Previous studies have documented that women with disabilities are more likely to be sexually assaulted than women without disabilities. A new study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first population-based investigation to examine sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities. Researchers report that men with disabilities are more than four times more likely to be...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking Consent Decree in Ligas v. Hamos, finalized in the federal district court in Chicago, will dramatically expand community living options for people with developmental disabilities, while assuring that those who choose to live in larger facilities may continue to do so. The Consent Decree gives individuals with developmental disabilities who currently live in large private, but state supported, facilities known as Intermediate Care...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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