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Do People with Disabilities Really Need an Airline Bill of Rights?

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A law signed on October 5 to fund the Federal Aviation Administration…

NYC Has Strong Protections for People with Disabilities

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The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has just published…

Reflecting on Dr. King and the Disability Rights Movement

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Dr. Martin Luther King and the connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the Disability Rights Movement. Read more!

Standing for Our Values

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In 2015 I was appointed to the New York City Commission on…

NYC: Bias & Disability Discrimination

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights is working hard to enforce civil rights laws that outlaw discrimination. So much so that the highest number of complaints received in 2015 were not for race or gender bias but for discrimination against people with disabilities.

Work & Disability in NYC

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While acknowledging the landmark law’s success in radically increasing the opportunities and visibility of people with disabilities in American life, the 61-page report from the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, titled ADA 25: Many Bridges to Cross, notes that major disparities in well-being between people with disabilities and the general public persist.

After Olmstead

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June 22 marks the 16th anniversary of what has come to be known as “Olmstead v. L.C.,” the “Olmstead Decision,” or simply Olmstead. For the disability rights community, the term is a familiar one.

I Can Rock the Cradle Too

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A recent spate of cases have surfaced around the country where children have been removed from the care of parents with disabilities. It's vital to remember: The right to be a parent does not automatically end because a parent has a disability.