Other Disability

Terrill v. State of Oregon

April 21, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Disability Rights Advocates and Lynn S. Walsh filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) on behalf of current and former people with disabilities who are incarcerated and who have been charged for the costs of the prostheses and other equipment they … Continue reading “Terrill v. State of Oregon”

Geary v. City of Pacifica

March 15, 2021

On March 15, 2021, on behalf of five Pacifica residents who reside in RVs, Disability Rights Advocates, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County filed a class action lawsuit against the city to strike down a law that bans RV parking within city limits. The lawsuit argues … Continue reading “Geary v. City of Pacifica”

Denial of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder by Residential Treatment Programs Including the Salvation Army

January 13, 2021

Image: “Have you been denied medication for opioid use disorder at the Salvation Army or other residential treatment programs? We want to hear from you. Justice Catalyst Law and Disability Rights Advocates are investigating discrimination by the Salvation Army and other residential treatment programs against people experiencing Opioid Use Disorder. Have you experienced any of … Continue reading “Denial of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder by Residential Treatment Programs Including the Salvation Army”

Denial of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder by Residential Treatment Programs Including the Salvation Army

January 13, 2021

Image: “Have you been denied medication for opioid use disorder at the Salvation Army or other residential treatment programs? We want to hear from you. Justice Catalyst Law and Disability Rights Advocates are investigating discrimination by the Salvation Army and other residential treatment programs against people experiencing Opioid Use Disorder. Have you experienced any of … Continue reading “Denial of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder by Residential Treatment Programs Including the Salvation Army”

Fust v. First Urology

August 13, 2020

First Urology is a full-service urological medical and imaging practice with roughly twenty locations in Kentucky and Indiana. First Urology is required by law to buy equipment and train its staff to help people with disabilities lift onto examination and imaging tables. Instead, First Urology has a written policy stating that patients requiring assistance to … Continue reading “Fust v. First Urology”

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”

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”

Fraihat v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

August 19, 2019

Click here for community resources (English and Spanish) including information explaining the consequences of the court’s order, who it applies to, and aspects of the decision that may be useful in your advocacy. According to the April 20, 2020 emergency order, ICE must conduct custody redeterminations for all subclass members. Click here for information on … Continue reading “Fraihat v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement”

The History of DRA’s Lawsuits Against the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority

July 19, 2019

The New York City subway system, the lifeblood of the city, is the most convenient way for nearly all New Yorkers to get around town. However, the MTA wholly excludes hundreds of thousands of NYC residents and visitors who have a mobility disability that limits their use of stairs from the 75% of stations that … Continue reading “The History of DRA’s Lawsuits Against the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority”

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”