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Save the Date! DRA’s 2019 NYC Gala

  Disability Rights Advocates New York Gala The Next 25 Years: Civil Rights and Inclusion for All   Featuring Eagle Awards spotlighting individuals, organizations and corporations, leveraging cutting-edge technology, to change the fabric of American society so that people with disabilities can participate fully. Monday, October 21, 2019 American Museum of Natural History Rose Center […]

Litigation Assistant / Paralegal

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation, is setting precedents and challenging norms. With offices in California and New York, we provide free legal representation in complex, system changing, class-action cases—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities seeking access to government services and businesses, health care, […]

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stanford’s New Policy for Student Mental-Health Crises Is Hailed as a Model: The university agrees to a settlement with students who say they were forced to take involuntary leaves of absence when they sought help for mental-health crises.

Pre-Motion Conference – Forsee v. MTA

Forsee v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority is scheduled for a pre-motion conference before Judge Ramos on October 16th at 11am at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse located at 40 Foley Square, Courtroom 619. 

Stanford and Students with Mental Health Disabilities Reach Landmark Settlement

  Settlement is most comprehensive ever to protect college students with mental health disabilities from unnecessary exclusion Palo Alto, CA—October 7, 2019—A coalition of Stanford students and Stanford University have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement that will result in significant changes to Stanford’s leave of absence policies and practices, all of which will help ensure […]

Blind Pedestrians Sue About Exclusion from Chicago’s Pedestrian Safety Program

  Chicago, IL—September 23, 2019—Today, Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) and the Proskauer law firm (“Proskauer”) filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Transportation (“CDOT”) in order to challenge the systemic lack of accessible pedestrian signals at intersections all over the city.  The lawsuit, which has been filed […]