USA NATIONAL/REGIONAL
USA General
6-14
A new push aims to bring mental health and addiction into the 2020 campaign conversation
Stat News
Cross Point: It's time to destigmatize mental health across the country
Group works to create opportunities for deaf community
america.cgtn.com
Kohl's adds adaptive clothing to its three top kids' brands
USA Today
Lawmakers Look To Jump-Start Employment For Transition-Age Youth
Disability Scoop
Lyft's wheelchair controversy: When ride-hailing falls short
cnet.com
People With Disabilities Face Challenges Campaigning for Office. This Group Wants to Change That
Time
Push To Require Disability Training For Doctors Meets Resistance
Disability Scoop
Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability
NPR
Schools’ Racial Makeup Can Sway Disability Diagnoses
eduweek.org
Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities
wnc.com
6-12
Airlines vow to improve bag tracking and ease travel for people with disabilities
CNBC
A new push aims to bring mental health and addiction into the 2020 campaign conversation
Stat News
How to Improve Care for Patients with Disabilities? We Need More Providers Like Them
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Jenny McCarthy's Controversial Autism Charity Seems to Be Rebranding Away from Autism
Jezebel
Lyft under fire over how to accommodate people in wheelchairs
CNET.com
People with Disabilities Often Face ‘Institutionalization’ During Disasters
Emergency Management
Why We Need to Prioritize Special Education Programs
Yahoo Lifestyle
Will Criminal Justice Reform Help Those With Mental Illness?
MedPage

Ali Stroker Tony Win
6-14
Ali Stroker on her history-making Tony win: 'It was wild!'
ew.com
What clouded Ali Stroker's shining Tony moment
CNN.com
6-12
Ali Stroker Became The First Wheelchair User To Win A Tony & Her Speech Was So Powerful
Bustle
Ali Stroker Makes History as the First Person Who Uses a Wheelchair to Win a Tony
Teen Vogue
Ali Stroker makes history as the first Tony award-winning actor in a wheelchair
CNN.com
Ali Stroker Makes History at the Tonys
themarysue.com
Ali Stroker’s Tony Win Was Monumental… And A Huge Slap In The Face
Huffington Post
Ali Stroker’s Tony Win Is a Huge Step for Performers With Disabilities
Variety
Oklahoma! singer Ali Stroker wins Tony Award – the first wheelchair user in history to receive the honour
Classicfm
'I was just thrilled:' Disabled Chicago actors respond to a historic Tony win for Ali Stroker, who uses ...
Chicago Tribune
The Tonys Broke A Glass Ceiling Hollywood Refuses To Approach
Forbes
Tonys: What Ali Stroker's Historic Win Means for Wheelchair Users Like Me
Hollywood Reporter
Why Ali Stroker's Tony Win Is a Victory for People With Disabilities
The Mighty

ARIZONA
6-12
Parents Of Adult Children With Intellectual Or Developmental Disabilities Fuel New Wave Of Housing
KJZZ

ARKANSAS
6-14
Digital Original: Summer program for blind teens teaches them life skills & self-worth
KARK.com
Disability and Technical Issues Were Key Barriers to Meeting Arkansas’ Medicaid Work and Reporting Requirements in 2018
KFF.org

CALIFORNIA
6-12
Employer Unaware of Worker’s Disability Defeats Bias Claim
SHRM
Exceptional Minds Making A Difference In Lives With Those With Developmental Disabilities
CBS Los Angeles
Police know the mentally ill need more than handcuffs. Their response is shifting
LA Times
SF mental health plan is a long way from fully cooked
San Francisco Chronicle

COLORADO
6-12
Colorado Springs woman seeks to lift shroud of shame covering mental illness
The Gazette

CONNECTICUT
6-14
A 'shock' to Eagle Hill families (op-ed)
Greenwich Time
School, parents petition against suspended bus service
News 12 Connecticut

FLORIDA
6-12
A boy with autism broke down at an Orlando theme park. This employee saved the day
CNN.com
An autistic boy had a meltdown at a theme park, and an employee’s simple, soothing act of solidarity went viral
Washington Post
Employee saves the day when boy with autism has meltdown at theme park
Today
Mother Posts Heartfelt Letter to Universal Orlando Employee Who Helped Her Autistic Son
NTD.com
Photo of theme park worker's kind gesture goes viral
CNN International
Theme park worker praised for compassionate reaction to autistic boy’s ‘meltdown’
Independent
Universal Studios worker comforts child with autism in midst of meltdown
Boston 25 News

GEORGIA
6-14
Atlanta McDonald's employee with Down syndrome recently honored for 27 years' service has died
Fox News
Beloved McDonald’s worker with Down Syndrome dies after 27 years at same restaurant
Metro UK
Former Lyft driver accused of stealing $18K from blind woman
QWXBTV
Mental health issues 'huge' problem in court system
The Union-Recorder
6-12
SCAD class changes reality for teen with cerebral palsy
Savannah Now

HAWAII
6-14
Hawaii among the worst states for mental illness treatment, study says
KITV 4

IDAHO
6-14
School district implements safety tracking devices policy
KMVT 11
6-12
Family plans to sue Bannock County officials over jailhouse death of mentally ill son
ktvb.com

ILLINOIS
6-14
People with autism thrive in Chicago tech jobs after years of underemployment
Stuff
6-12
5 years and over 300 applications: For those with autism, landing a tech job 'like winning the lottery'
Chicago Tribune
Anixter Center Establishes Inclusive Pathways Chicago: Healthcare
Patch

INDIANA
6-14
Prison sentence affirmed in malnourished Indiana boy's death
ABC News
School district planning to fire principal after teacher gives ‘most annoying’ trophy to student with autism
CBS4indy.com
State Makes Progress Helping Support Those With Disabilities
WFYI

IOWA
6-14
Man imprisoned for lying about disability to Social Security
Associated Press

KANSAS
6-14
Activist sues over Legislature's lack of assistance for deaf
Leavenworth Times
6-12
New report: Kansas nursing facilities for mentally ill operate as ‘de facto warehouses’
cjonline.com

KENTUCKY
6-14
Four Kentucky Counties Expanding 9-1-1 Services to Include Emergency Text Messaging Option
Spectrum News 1
6-12
Activist sues over Legislature's lack of assistance for deaf
Leavenworth Times
Marshall County 911 services to launch Text-TO-911 to allow 911 to receive text messages
KFVS

LOUISIANA
6-14
Emerge School for Autism holds groundbreaking in Baton Rouge
The Advocate

MARYLAND
6-14
10-year-old Maryland boy questioned by police after he played with toy money
NBC News

MASSACHUSETTS
6-12
'I wish people knew I can still enjoy life': CATA writers share lessons from life with disabilities
Berkshire Eagle

MICHIGAN
6-14
Grand Rapids authority looks to make city more welcoming to the disabled
mlive.com
New program to help young and disabled become financially secure
Fox 17
Students, staff rally for new principal who knows their language
WNEM Saginaw
6-12
Program lets people with disabilities save money without jeopardizing benefits
Mlive.com

MINNESOTA
6-12
“Old Town Road” helps boy with autism find his voice
WCBI
Video Of Boy With Non-Verbal Autism Singing "Old Town Road" Will Bring On The Happy Tears
Romper

MISSISSIPPI
6-14
Lena Mitchell: Mississippi needs more support for suicide prevention, mental illness
Daily Journal
Mississippi ABLE launches savings program for disabled
Daily Journal
Northeast Mississippi Families Welcome Able Program
WCBI.com
Testimony over Mississippi's mental health system continues
SFGate
6-12
Mississippi ABLE Program Brings Independence
newsms.fm

NEW JERSEY
6-14
Mental health outreach project kicks off
Hudson Reporter
6-12
Rutgers to expand services for adults with autism with new $9.5 million facility
North Jersey

NEW YORK
6-12
Parents, providers and education advocates call on Cuomo to boost funds for preschool special education programs
New York Daily News
Three more people arrested in 'planned' killing of 19-year-old woman with learning disability ...
New York Daily News

OHIO
6-14
Medical marijuana: Ohio medical board delays decision on adding autism, anxiety as qualifying conditions
Cinncinati.com
6-12
Hundreds providing special education in Ohio shorted $50 million by state
Dispatch

OKLAHOMA
6-14
Oklahoma nonprofits get brand new facilities
kjrh.com
6-12
'Beautiful Minds': Science Museum Oklahoma delves into dyslexia with art exhibition
Oklahoman.com

OREGON
6-14
State takes on oversight of developmental disability in Clatsop County
Daily Astorian
6-12
► Oregon's Criminal Justice System To Be Examined Over Treatment Of Mentally Ill People
NPR

PENNSYLVANIA
6-14
Celebrate Disability Pride With a Week Full of Events in Philly
NBC Philadelphia
Family Wants School to Release Video After Boy With Down Syndrome Injured in Fall
The Mighty
General assistance in Pa. is too important to lose
Inquirer
Man abused care-dependent person, police say
ABC27
Pennsylvania Elementary Accused of Withholding Evidence of Student’s Fall on School Bus
Epoch Times
6-12
Equality March takes place downtown as part of Pittsburgh Pride
WTAE Pittsburgh
Family outraged after school refuses to share footage showing how boy with Down syndrome was injured on bus
Yahoo
Man abused care-dependent person, police say
ABC27
United Cerebral Palsy employee accused of shoving resident in Lower Allen Township
FOX43.com

RHODE ISLAND
6-14
Report: DCYF 'inaction' contributes to death of foster child
ABC6.com
Report: State ineptitude to blame for death of 9-year-old girl
The Providence Journal

SOUTH CAROLINA
6-12
School bus aid fired after officials say she slapped child with Autism twice on the leg
WRDW-TV

SOUTH DAKOTA
6-12
Legislators ask why new School for the Deaf location will be so close to strip club, bar
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
South Dakota will spend $1.8 million converting 'new' deaf-school campus
KELOLAND TV

TENNESSEE
6-12
Think Nashville scooters are annoying and dangerous? Imagine being blind and trying to navigate around them.
Tenessean

TEXAS
6-14
Defense Contractor To Pay $75,000 Over Discrimination Lawsuit
Patch
'He never grabbed the child': Man with autism attacked at Hurst McDonald's, police say
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas governor signs bill requiring disabled workers be paid at least federal minimum wage
The Hill
6-12
A Texas woman says she is being discriminated against because of her mental illness
Star Telegram
El Paso preschool in second year of providing resources to children with Down Syndrome
KFOXTV
Longview woman helping people with learning disabilities learn life skills through cooking
EastTexasMatters.com
Mental Health Center: Diversion efforts for mental health can save money
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas Teens Make Day for Classmate With Autism by Belting Out 'YMCA'
Inside Edition

UTAH
6-14
Utah restaurant under fire for turning away veterans, child with service dogs
Today
Woods Cross hires attorney following police incident
Fox 13

VIRGINIA
6-14
How the workplace is adapting to better serve those with disabilities on Coast Live
wtkr.com

WASHINGTON DC
6-14
Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities
WRIC.com

WASHINGTON STATE
6-14
3 steps to make Seattle sidewalks safer for people with disabilities
Seattle Times

WISCONSIN
6-12
Lt. Governor Barnes hears needs for aging and disability population in Central Wis.
WSAW

Events

June 20 - 23
Rochester, NY - Reach Out, Supporting Deaf Refuges
Rochester, NY - Hearing Loss Association of America Convention

ABILITIES EXPO see website for info
June 21 - 23 Chicago Expo

Aug 2 - 4       Houston

June 23 - 26
Washington, DC - 8th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill

July 18 - 21
Austin, Texas - OCD Conference

August 26 - 28

Seattle, WA - 2019 CIT International Conference, Crisis Intervention Team

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