Education/Schools

Doe and Roe v. County of Los Angeles

July 29, 2021

On July 29, 2021, Disability Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of two participants in Los Angeles County’s federally-funded Master of Social Work Trainee Program, whose internship and employment offers with the County’s Department of Children and Family Services were withdrawn following invasive and unnecessary psychological evaluations. Read the … Continue reading “Doe and Roe v. County of Los Angeles”

EF v. New York City Department of Education

January 26, 2021

  On January 26, 2021, DRA and partners filed a major class action lawsuit challenging New York City’s segregated school system for students with disabilities on Staten Island. The lawsuit alleges that the borough’s separate school district for children with disabilities, known as District 75, denies these students an equal education, forcing them into segregated … Continue reading “EF v. New York City Department of Education”

Remote Learning in Higher Education

June 26, 2020

Disability Rights Advocates is investigating the experiences of higher education students who are denied disability-related accommodations for remote learning. We would greatly appreciate if you would complete the following survey if you have confronted access barriers in remote learning. If you would prefer to share your experiences via email or phone, please contact Jess Miller-Suchet … Continue reading “Remote Learning in Higher Education”

Mental Health in Higher Education

May 19, 2020

Disability Rights Advocates is investigating the experiences of higher education students with mental health conditions at colleges and universities. If you are a student who has a mental health condition, we would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the following survey. The survey asks about your personal experience with mental health and how it … Continue reading “Mental Health in Higher Education”

Guerra v. West LA College

May 7, 2020

On April 30, 2020, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of students with disabilities seeking access to West Los Angeles College (WLAC). The Ninth Circuit found that requiring students with disabilities to access their education in ways that remained after the shuttle was stopped was an unfair burden on them because of their disabilities. As … Continue reading “Guerra v. West LA College”

Jackson v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago

August 29, 2019

On August 29, 2019, Disability Rights Advocates and Legal Council for Health Justice filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) challenging CPS’s policy of denying free nutrition programs to students whose disabilities require them to attend therapeutic day schools (“TDS”). On June 3, 2021, Judge Young B. Kim preliminarily approved a settlement … Continue reading “Jackson v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago”

J.R. v. Oxnard School District

July 31, 2019

Disponible en español abajo. On June 9, 2017, Disability Rights Advocates, The Learning Rights Law Center, and the Law Office of Shawna L. Parks filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California on behalf of the organization Primero Los Niños and 10 individual children with disabilities, charging that the Oxnard School District does not … Continue reading “J.R. v. Oxnard School District”

M.F. v. NYC Department of Education

November 1, 2018

On November 1, 2018, Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”), the American Diabetes Association (“ADA”), and Alan L. Yatvin of Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP sued the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) and other New York City agencies, alleging that these agencies systemically fail to ensure that students with diabetes can attend school safely and have … Continue reading “M.F. v. NYC Department of Education”