USA NATIONAL/REGIONAL
1-23
Army settlement with earplug maker may lead to more suits by veterans
WRAL.com
Government Shutdown Takes Toll On People With Disabilities
Disability Scoop
I’m furloughed. I’m also disabled. I have to choose between care and keeping the lights on.
Vox
Maintaining mobility a challenge for many Americans
Paris Post Intelligencer
New Federal Initiatives for Students with Disabilities
JD Supra
State-by-state study links gun ownership with youth suicide
NBC News
Thousands of disabled federal contract workers sent home due to shutdown, managers say
Washington Post
Youth Suicide Breakdown May Pose Screening Opportunity for Medicaid
PsychCentral
1-21
As Floods Push Homes Higher, the Disabled Risk Being Pushed Out
Bloomberg
Congress Considers Bill to Defend Freedom of People With Disabilities
Truth Out
Dear Restaurants, Your Inaccessibility Is the Opposite of Hospitality
Eater.com
Education Department Initiative to Combat 'Inappropriate' Restraint, Seclusion of Students With ...
The 74
Feds Refocus on Inappropriate Seclusion & Restraint of Students with Disabilities
School Transportation News
I’m furloughed. I’m also disabled. I have to choose between care and keeping the lights on.
Vox
Nation’s Largest Mental Health Organization Urges Supported Housing Reforms
ProPublica
New Group To Focus On Severe Autism
Disability Scoop
Trump Administration Rescinds Key Federal Guidance for Students with Disabilities
ADDitude

ALABAMA
1-21
Auburn Family needs to take better care of those with autism
The Auburn Plainsman

ARKANSAS
1-22
Finding Strength: Bryant employee, through disability, empowers others
Benton Courier

CALIFORNIA
1-23
Disability rights group sues scooter companies over clogged sidewalks
Cnet.com
NorCal School Where Student With Autism Died After Being Restrained Will Close
KTLA
1-21
Motor Scooter Companies, San Diego Are Violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, Lawsuit Claims
The Mighty
New efforts launched to help those with untreated mental illness in Stanislaus County
Modesto Bee
Parents allege harmful neglect at special education school. Administrators say safety is priority
The Desert Sun

FLORIDA
1-23
Disabled man looking for help to get around his neighborhood
ABC Action News
1-21
Florida mother suing caregiver after developmentally disabled daughter becomes pregnant
The Hill
Reports detail history of deficiencies at Pensacola Cluster facility where disabled woman was raped, impregnated
Pensacola News Journal
Woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated at Florida care facility: lawsuit
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GEORGIA
1-21
Baby gets first hearing aid, has an adorable reaction at hearing sister's voice
Scroll

ILLINOIS
1-23
Chicago has a mental health crisis. Reopening 6 clinics isn't enough.
Chicago Tribune
DuPage to provide mental health training to teachers, students
Chicago Daily Herald
Illinois Federal Worker Burning Through Savings To Pay For Medical Needs Of Son With Autism
CBS Chicago
1-21
Chicago Aldermen Reconsidering 2012 Mental Health Clinic Closures
WBEZ
Humanizing Portraits of Mentally Ill Inmates at Cook County Jail
VICE

IOWA
1-21
Carroll hospital determined to continue serving mentally ill, bucking tide of closures
Des Moine Register

KENTUCKY
1-21
Court documents detail alleged abuse of autistic student; School board response sparks small protest
Interior Journal
New support for employees with children with special needs
WTVQ

LOUISIANA
1-23
Louisiana School for the Deaf, others targeted for changes
The Advocate
1-22
Diagnosing mental illness hard on both parents and teens
KLFY

MARYLAND
1-23
Maryland School For The Deaf Evacuated After Social Media Threat
CBS Baltimore
Son's autism diagnosis inspires Maryland mom to help others
WUSA9.com

MASSACHUSETTS
1-23
Expanded Lower Cape mental health services planned
Cape Cod Times
1-21
Lawsuit: Woman suffered hearing loss after police drill
San Francisco Chronicle

MICHIGAN
1-23
Closed school reopens as mental health agency
MLive.com
Goodrich schools investigate discipline claim involving superintendent's son
MLive.com
1-22
Goodrich schools investigate discipline claim involving superintendent's son
MLive.com

MINNESOTA
1-21
Minnesota schools facing 'crisis level' in special education funding
Minneapolis Star Tribune
New Hennepin County mental health facility on hold
Minneapolis Star Tribune

NEW HAMPSHIRE
1-21
Former chief justice dedicated to taking stigma off mental health issues
NH Union Leader
Ruth Griggs: Clarke story 'read like sensationalism'
GazetteNET

NEW MEXICO
1-23
Community outraged over thefts targeting New Mexico nonprofit
KRQE News 13

NEW YORK
1-23
Artist With Disabilities Realizes Dream
27east.com
Parents with children with special needs get time to themselves thanks to Russell Salvatore
WKBW-TV
'You can't just snap out of a mental health crisis'
amNY
1-22
Union-Endicott wrestler with cerebral palsy proving he has the right stuff
Press & Sun-Bulletin
'You can't just snap out of a mental health crisis'
amNY
1-21
Dunkin' Donuts Worker Dances With Customer Who Has Autism
Huffington Post
Long wait for Social Security disability benefits may get worse in Syracuse
Syracuse.com
Suffolk police officers trained on mental health awareness
Newsday

NORTH CAROLINA
1-21
Police: NC bus driver assaulted 7-year-old with autism
BlueRidgeNow.com
Police: School Bus Driver Assaulted 7-Year-Old With Autism
U.S. News & World Report
School bus driver accused of assaulting 7-year-old with autism
WWAY NewsChannel 3
State auditors find systemic trauma at adult care facility
Charlotte Observer

OHIO
1-21
UTMC, county mental health boards partner to improve youth hospitalization services
Toledo Blade

OREGON
1-23
Disability rights groups sue Oregon in US court
Seattle Times
Lawsuit claims Oregon schools are denying children with disabilities full days of school
KVAL
Oregon hit with class action lawsuit over short school days for students with disabilities
OregonLive.com
Special ed lawsuit against Oregon ed dept., Gov Brown filed by disability rights advocates
Statesman Journal

RHODE ISLAND
1-22
28 Years After Americans With Disabilities Act Passes, Newport Seems to Ignore the Law - Hinckley
golocalprov.com
Failing the most helpless among us
The Providence Journal

TENNESSEE
1-21
Bill would ban death penalty for people suffering from severe mental illness
WBIR.com

TEXAS
1-22
Man on a mission: Walter seeks to bridge gap between those in need and mental health ...
Corsicana Daily Sun
Waco: Special needs children show No Limitations
KWTX
1-21
Photo exhibit shows the 'bold beauty' of women with disabilities
KXAN.com

VIRGINIA
1-21
Hanover schools look to hire new counselors, focus on students with disabilities
WWBT NBC12 News

WASHINGTON STATE
1-23
Spokane to hire more folks with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples March draws crowd, and other ...
Pacific Northwest Inlander

WISCONSIN
1-21
Valley Transit introduces new secure system for riders with disabilities
WGBA-TV

EVENTS
January 30
Orlando, Florida - ATiA- Assistive Technology industry Association 2019 Conferences
February 4-6
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton - OK government disability program policy hearings
February 15

Phoenix, Arizona - African American Conference on Disabilities
Ability 360

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May 3-5       New York Metro
June 21-23 Chicago Expo
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Dec 13-15   Dallas

April 2-9
New York City - ReelAbilities Film Festival NYC
June 13 - 15
Washington, DC - Dueling Diagnosis, Mental Health America 2019 Annual Conference
June 20 - 23
Rochester, New York - Hearing Loss Association of America Convention

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