Ableism

TX Black Woman with History of Mental Illness Died in Jail

In December 2018 a Texas black woman with a history of mental illness died jail waiting on her family to pay a $300 bail order.

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OR Arena Failed to Accommodate Woman with Cerebral Palsy

In October 2018 an Oregon events arena failed to accommodate a woman with cerebral palsy.

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TX Corrections Officers Misused Disability Placards for Convenience

In September 2018 an investigation revealed that multiple corrections officers working at a Texas detention facility repeatedly used disability placards and disabled veteran license plates intended for others to park close to the facility.

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Several States Propose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits

As of March 2018 the Trump administration has authorized three states to include work requirements for some people receiving Medicaid benefits. Tennessee and Michigan have also proposed work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.

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Students with Disabilities Experience Discipline Twice as Often

Research released in February 2018 showed that students with disabilities experience discipline, including suspension and expulsion, at twice the rates of their fellow classmates.

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US House Passed Bill Adding to the Burden of People with Disabilities

In February 2018 the US House of Representatives passed a bill that changes the Americans With Disabilities Act, putting more of the burden on people with disabilities.

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CA Blind Man Refused By Transportation Service

In January 2018 a blind man was refused service by a transportation company in California, because they wouldn't accept his guide dog.

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TX Refused Special Education to Students with Disabilities

In January 2018 the Department of Education notified the Texas Education Agency that a target maximum number of special education students violated federal law.

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OK Police Officer Kills Deaf Man

In September 2017 an officer shot and killed a deaf Hispanic man.

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WA Police Killed Black Woman with Known Mental Health Issue

In June 2017 Washington police shot and killed a black woman who had called police to report a burglary.

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NV Sheriff Called Mass Shooter a Psychopath Without Evidence

In October 2017, following the most deadly mass shooting in modern history, the Las Vegas sheriff referred to the mass shooter as a psychopath during a press conference that aired on national television.

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CO Correctional Officers Denied Mental Health Treatment to Man

A December 2017 Colorado lawsuit alleges that correctional officers ignored symptoms of mental illness, denied health care, and physically attacked a man who was healed for months for minor offenses, charges which were ultimately dropped.

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IN Bullied Autistic Child Handcuffed by Police Officer

In October 2017 an Indiana police officer handcuffed an autistic nine year old.

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