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Defend the Civil Rights and Access of People with Disabilities - Online Petion
The following Online Petition is posted at Change.org, Please take a minute to consider supporting. Two bills have been introduced in Congress, that if passed, would take away some of the protections provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. HR 62...

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Illinois Disability Rights Consortium - Special Education Law: The Year in Review on May 31, 2017
The topic for the meeting will be Special Education Law: The Year in Review. Our speaker will be Professor Mark Weber from the DePaul College of Law, one of the leading experts on special education law. With the Supreme Court issuing two disability educat...

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U.S. Access Board May 2017 Town Hall Meeting in Minneapolis
On May 9, the  U.S. Access Board  held a town hall meeting in Minneapolis that featured panelists from the Target Corporation's accessibility program and local speakers on outdoor recreation. The event, which was held at the University of Minnesota, also in...

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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS 2016 REPORT OF 194 COUNTRIES
The U.S. State Department’s  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , released annually, represent the culmination of the U.S. State Department’s review of the human rights records and situation in 194 countries around the world. The reports are a suppli...

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United States International Council on Disabilities appoints Isabel Hodge new Executive Director
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) Board of Directors has recently announced to the Membership of USICD that our Executive Director for over eight years, David Morrissey, is leaving the organization at the end of June 2017. Davi...

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Webinar Mat 25: The Trump Budget and What's Ahead in Congress: What Every Advocate Needs to Know
The 'Coalition on Human Needs' is hosting a webinar on The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal (which is expected on May 23) and the forthcoming House budget proposal (which is expected in early June) are both likely to include deep cuts to non-def...
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