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Disability News

The National Disability Rights Network issued a report to address the misuse of the ADA as a way to close polling places.

January 30, 2020

Chicago Tribune: “Even with a court order, families struggle to find services for developmentally disabled adults: ‘We have great programs, you just can’t get into them.’” (Word Document)

January 9, 2020

Chicago Tribune: “Secluding students in small rooms should be illegal in Illinois, educators and advocates tell lawmakers” (Word Document)

January 9, 2020

Chicago Sun-Times: “CPD to hire officer to improve relations with residents with disabilities after high-profile confrontations”

January 6, 2020

ABC 7: “DePaul grad among deaf, hard of hearing lawyers sworn in to US Supreme Court Bar Association”

January 6, 2020

Drugs, Alcohol and Conduct Rules Under the ADA, a webinar on 1/15/2020 by Barry Taylor and Rachel Weisberg

December 16, 2019

Equip for Equality Hosts the Disability Rights Consortium on December 11, 2019

December 5, 2019

Equip for Equality to speak at December 3rd Disability Community Town Hall

November 21, 2019

Chicago Tribune: “The Quiet Rooms, Children are being locked away, alone and terrified, in schools across Illinois. Often, it’s against the law.”

November 19, 2019

Equip for Equality testimony in support of Mayor Lightfoot’s elimination of sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities (PDF)

November 18, 2019

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