WASHINGTON – Children with disabilities are disproportionately placed in the juvenile justice system, receive inadequate treatment and are denied educational opportunities, the National Disability Rights Network asserted in a report released today.
WASHINGTON, D.C., (May 8)-- The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) released a report, during National Foster Care Month, titled Foster Despair: Improving Access to Education Services for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in State Custody. Each May, National Foster Care Month serves as a reminder that there are many children with disabilities who do not receive appropriate education because they are placed in congregate care or other institution-type settings rather than with foster families.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) announced today that a review of Amtrak stations found 95% have major barriers preventing people with disabilities from using the nations rail system. The Network reviewed 94 stations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Eighty-nine of them were found to have one or more architectural barriers to accessibility.
In a first of its kind study, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. Read more.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) today released the report Keeping the Promise: True Community Integration and the Need for Monitoring and Advocacy. The report summarizes two projects that monitored people with disabilities, many of whom were moving out of large institutions into homes in the community.
Recommendations to the Department of Education to reduce and prevent the use of restraint and seclusion on school children.
In these pages lies the culmination of a year of intense advocacy work, family support, and initial action of lawmakers to regulate restraint and seclusion in schools.
Whenever we open a newspaper, turn on the television, or go on the Internet these days, we hear about another child dying or being injured in school while being restrained or secluded. Some may think these are isolated incidents, but, when Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies across this country report that school children have been killed, confined, tied up, pinned down, and battered, this is clearly more than an isolated issue - it is one of national concern.