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Indiana and the institutionalization of eugenics

Indiana’s legislature passed the first eugenics law in the world in A. 1891 B. 1907 C. 1925 D. 1941 Click on the headline above for the answer.
President Obama

Olmstead anniversary marked

On June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Obama Administration has made significant…
Portrait of Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato, Actress

Demi Lovato was born on August 20th 1992. She has a mental illness called a bipolar disorder. She is known for being an actress on Disney Channel and a singer.  …
A 1966 photograph of Martin Luther King Jr, cropped to include only his head and shoulders

MLK and the disability rights movement

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is well known and extends from the struggle to end racism and segregation in America to the ending of wars between nations. It seems only fitting on the occasion of the dedication of…
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Air Carrier Access Act

True or False: 1. The Air Carrier Access Act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. 2. The Air Carrier Access Act was made necessary by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. Department of Transportation v. Paralyzed Veterans of America. Click on the headline above for answers.
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Wisconsin P&A agency seeks new director

After 31 years at the helm of Disability Rights Wisconsin (the state’s protection and advocacy agency), Lynn Breedlove announced his retirement which is set for the end of December 2011. Lynn is widely regarded as one of the most effective…