USA NATIONAL/REGIONAL
2-15
Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, study says
KSL.com
Hundreds of vets are suing over these defective combat earplugs
Military Times
States Skirting Obligation To Cover ABA Therapy
Disability Scoop
2-14
No, courts did not 'quietly confirm' MMR vaccine causes autism
PolitiFact
Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the US
News-Medical.net
NIH, DoD to Develop Limb Loss and Preservation Registry
National Institutes of Health
Watch Donald Trump Repeatedly Claim Vaccines Cause Autism. They Don't.
Mediaite
2-13
American kids not getting appropriate mental health treatment
WILX-TV
Black communities aren't getting the mental health care they need. I'm helping to break the silence.
NBC News
Most states don’t do well with mental health parity, but others are setting an example for enforcement.
North Carolina Health News
Nearly 1 In 7 Kids & Teens Have Mental Health Condition, Many Untreated
CBS Boston
Study: Half of American kids with a mental health condition aren't getting needed treatment
WIVB.com - News 4
'Wonder' is first US film to get American Sign Language interpretation
Mashable
2-12
Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act
Disability Scoop
One in six US kids have mental health disorders
Reuters
One in seven US children has at least one mental health disorder - and half of them don't get life-changing treatment, study finds
Daily Mail
When Schools Use Child Protective Services As A Weapon Against Parents
Disability Scoop

ALABAMA
2-12
Alabama prisoner suicide is far above national average, six suicides since late November ...
whnt.com
Judge: Alabama prisons 'deliberately indifferent' to isolated inmate mental health
Montgomery Advertiser

ARIZONA
2-14
Tucson woman advocates for adult changing tables in public restrooms
Tucson News Now
2-13
Doctors say woman charged in Brockport murder has 'dangerous mental illness'
WBNG-TV
The parents said it was a special-needs bed. The state said it was a cage
AZCentral.com
2-12
Awful. Purple Heart Triple-Amputee Brian Kolfage Undergoes Invasive TSA Groping at Tucson Airport
Gateway Pundit

CALIFORNIA
2-15
Special Education Teacher Gets Life Sentence for Incest, Sexual Abuse of Minors
Yahoo News
2-14
LA County votes to replace Men's Central Jail with mental health treatment center
FOX 10 News Phoenix
2-13
5 Reasons Why LA County Leaders Want To Build A New Jail In DTLA
LAist
2-12
A new mental health jail vs. community mental health treatment
LA Daily News

COLORADO
2-13
Lawsuit Claims Denver Teacher Strike Could Harm Special Needs Students
NPR
Lawsuit warns of risk to special needs students during Denver teachers strike
UPI.com
2-12
Disabled angry over lack of access at Polis inaugural
Chieftan
Lawsuit filed against DPS alleges special-needs students 'extremely impacted' by teacher strike
9News.com KUSA

CONNECTICUT
2-15
Bill would allow people with autism to obtain special notation on license
Hartford Courant
Danbury to review mental health programs after teen's death
Danbury News Times
2-12
I was shamed for feeding my special needs daughter'
9Honey

FLORIDA
2-15
Bridges sex assault case: Police had DNA results months before caregiver's arrest
Florida Today
Deaf man sues 50+ Florida cities and counties over closed captioning
ActionNewsJax.com
Foster Children Given Powerful Psychiatric Drugs Without Proper Safeguards
Menefn.com
Special needs school closing, parents angry after being notified through email
ActionNewsJax.com
2-13
Central Florida schools receive millions to increase mental health assistance to students
WKMG News
Florida is home to the first autism-certified water park
Lonely Planet
FSU announces new autism education graduate program
Tallahassee Democrat
2-12
Former school bus monitor accused of abusing Duval County special needs student
ActionNewsJax.com
Program changes lives of workers with developmental disabilities
WJXT News4JAX
School for special-needs children to close doors in summer
WJXT News4JAX
Why did it take 4 years to arrest caregiver accused of impregnating woman with disabilities?
TCPalm

ILLINOIS
2-14
Firefighter With Down Syndrome Bullied, Quits Illinois Department
Patch

INDIANA
2-14
Parents say education bill would put special needs students at risk, erase
The Statehouse File
Suspended special needs trust lawyer faces more theft accusations
Indiana Lawyer
2-13
Psychotropic Drug Bill Aims To Prevent Overprescription For Foster Youth
WBAA
2-12
Mother claims 8-year-old with autism was mistreated, hurt by school staff
WISH-TV

KENTUCKY
2-14
JCPS board extends U of L research into suspensions for minority, disabled students
WDRB
Kentucky lawmakers form new caucus to 'engage and empower' people with disabilities
WDRB
New bipartisan group supports Kentuckians with disabilities
WTVQ
2-13
Under state oversight, JCPS still broke special education laws, report says
Courier Journal

MAINE
2-13
Capitol Notebook: Life after LePage: Searching for a better mental health system
The Forecaster

MARYLAND
2-14
Commission on Disabilities meets for first time in year
Frederick News Post
Maryland is failing to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities
Washington Post
Rockville parents build a rental complex for their son to share with other adults with disabilities ...
Washington Post

MASSACHUSETTS
2-12
Concerns Raised About Support Staff Shortage For Developmentally Disabled
wgbh.org

MICHIGAN
2-12
West Bloomfield artists with special needs display work at Detroit exhibit
The Oakland Press

MINNESOTA
2-15
Man Pleads Guilty To Abusing Twin Daughters With Mental Disabilities
WCCO | CBS Minnesota
2-14
Reducing program cost to families of children with disabilities
ECM Publishers
2-12
Disability organizations face crisis level worker shortage
Bryan-College Station Eagle

MISSISSIPPI
2-12
After Sun Herald investigation, new laws proposed to protect disabled Mississippians
Sun Herald

MISSOURI
2-15
Advocates for deaf and hard of hearing hope to get equipment to those in need
KOMU 8
Parents make the case for insurance for those with developmental disabilities
Howell County News
2-13
Employers in the disabilities field face worker shortage in the Ozarks
KY3
Gladstone Gymnastics Studio That Turned Away Child With Autism Settles With Justice Department
KCUR

NEBRASKA
2-15
Citing mental health crisis, Sarpy County Board approves $1 million land purchase for center
Omaha World-Herald

NEW HAMPSHIRE
2-13
Regulatory fallout: Steps are needed to get mental health and substance abuse caregivers online
The Keene Sentinel
2-12
Jim Kenyon: Blind Dartmouth student sues for chance to succeed
Valley News

NEW JERSEY
2-13
Berkeley Adds Special Needs Registry Program
Jersey Shore Online
2-12
Smith Bill to Reauthorize Landmark Autism Law Introduced in House (HR 1058)
InsiderNJ

NEW YORK
2-14
NYU College of Dentistry Opens Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities
NYU
2-12
Lawsuit claims deputies "literally watched" New York inmate die
CBS News
Lyft says it has more wheelchair accessible vehicles available in NYC
Tech Crunch
Rochester's Roots: Beating racism and ableism
WHEC

NORTH CAROLINA
2-14
Family of electrocuted deaf-mute teen settles lawsuit for $3.5M
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Hurricane Florence evacuees with disabilities endured unsafe, ‘disrespectful’ conditions, report says
News Observer
2-13
NC students share excitement as classmate with autism elected Homecoming King
WWAY NewsChannel 3
2-12
Thousands With Special Needs In NC Not Getting Help
WUNC

OHIO
2-15
From dating to language, 8 Jews with disabilities explain how communities fall short on inclusion
Cleveland Jewish News
2-12
Teen Vaccinated Against Mom's Wishes Was Shocked She Dismissed CDC as a Kind of ...
Newsweek

PENNSYLVANIA
2-13
School for the Deaf student is living her dream onstage with Pittsburgh Playwrights
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RHODE ISLAND
2-14
Rhode Island addresses the mental health crisis
newportri.com
2-13
Woman With Disabilities Sues Over DUI Arrest
U.S. News & World Report

TENNESSEE
2-15
SCS: Treadwell Middle teacher arrested for assaulting special needs student
wreg.com
2-14
Bill aims to help Tennessee families of kids with special needs
WKRN News 2
'He's nonverbal, but I have a voice': Families of kids with disabilities implore lawmakers to help
The Tennessean
2-12
Blount County Schools note rise in mental illness among elementary level students
WATE 6

TEXAS
2-14
Mental Health, Suicide Remain A Problem In Law Enforcement
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas teacher's coffee on wheels initiative empowers students with special needs
NTD
2-13
ReelAbilities 2019 Showcases the Accomplishments of Those With Disabilities
Houston Magazine
2-12
Depression 101: Texas schoolkids learn about mental health
WFLA
Texas police launch safety stickers program for people with special needs
Police News

UTAH
2-15
Changes to state flag, insurance coverage for autism treatment among bills advancing on Capitol Hill
KSL.com
2-12
New Utah bill would provide therapy funds for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida
KJZZ

VIRGINIA
2-15
Parents, Virginia Beach schools battle over special needs student's education
WAVY-TV
Roanoke counselor says kids with ADHD should see it as a "super power"
WDBJ7
2-13
GTO program helps train people with disabilities to join the workforce
WDBJ7
2-12
The fight for Marisa: Inside the four-year legal battle over where a sailor’s special-needs daughter should go to school
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON STATE
2-14
Mom upset after autistic son locked out of Kent school
The Daily Herald
2-13
For many Seattleites with disabilities, this snow is impassable
KUOW News
2-12
Anti-Vaccination Rally In U.S. Amid A Major Measles Outbreak Is A Little Too On The Nose
Gizmodo

WEST VIRGINIA
2-13
Mother of special-needs girl hides recorder on daughter. What's caught on tape at school is ...
TheBlaze.com

WISCONSIN
2-15
Report shows increasing special needs education funding benefits all students
The Daily Cardinal
Wisconsin mother charged in death of disabled daughter
AP News
2-14
Schools spend $1 billion annually to cover unreimbursed special ed costs, report says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
2-13
Sixteenth Street's new program helps children and adolescents struggling with behavioral health ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Events
February 17 - 21
Houston, Texas - ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival
Feb. 21 - 22
Birmingham, Alabama - Disability Rights Symposium

ABILITIES EXPO see website for info
Feb 22 - 24   Los Angeles
May 3 - 5       New York Metro
June 21 - 23 Chicago Expo

March 2
Oakland, California - Intellectual Disability Health Fair
March 14
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Integrative Wellness: Pathways to Physical & Mental Health.
April 2 - 9
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Wisconsin Chapter 2019
Annual Conference
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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