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Disability Rights

A 2007 decision completely disrespects people’s rights and their freedom of choice because of their disability. more

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Arbitration agreements with medical facilities are all the rage these days. We’ve probably all signed them, whether we know it or not. more

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I drink martinis through a straw—which isn’t easy. more

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Rita Gaither

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. “She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive,” her teacher says. more

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“I’m searching in vain for an antonym for the word ‘refugee.’ I need that word to characterize people, myself included, who feel compelled to stay in their states.” more

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Kenneth Lu

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law July 26, 1990. Today, some outfits still act like it doesn’t apply to them. more

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Paul Sableman

‘I’m excited to be clogging the door, for whatever reason.’ more

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I wish just once I could see a real story of hope, where somebody makes a grand entrance in a colorful new wheelchair and maybe pops a wheelie or two. more

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NPS Photo/Janice Wei

I didn’t know that I have been contributing to the crumbling infrastructure of our national parks. more

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A new airline policy for traveling with a support animal requires 48-hours notice—a problem in case of emergencies, which is exactly when one really needs support. more

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In Heaven, is everyone a non-disabled white man? more

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In a society where the guy with biggest gun rules, I’m a sitting duck. more

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David Galbraith

Tales of “drive-by lawsuits” are like those hair-raising stories about welfare fraud. They make for blaring headlines but in the grand scheme of things are not that common. more

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Nick Youngson (Alpha Stock Images)

Close your eyes, and conjure up an image of an autistic kid. What springs to mind? Is the child a boy? more

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Office of the Speaker

Children's healthcare was a bargaining chip in the latest showdown in Congress, but with the government shutdown over for now, Republicans are planning more healthcare cuts. more

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C-SPAN

Stephens delivered a dramatic rebuke of the notion that people with Down Syndrome and their families lead lives of perpetual suffering. Republicans gave him a standing ovation but voted against him anyway. more

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When your monthly income is $763, and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment where you live is $861, you’re screwed. more

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After major blowback and a legal threat from the ACLU, the state funds a vital program—for a few more months. more

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The Republicans want to cut Medicaid without thinking about the consequences. more

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