Press Release - March 6, 2014
WASHINGTON – Curt Decker, Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network, decried the Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The confirmation failed in the Senate yesterday by a vote of 52-47.
Press Release - March 6, 2014WASHINGTON – The National Disability Rights Network applauds the introduction of the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act in the U.S. Senate by Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Tom Harkin. Earlier this year, similar legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative George Miller.
Press Release - February 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) applauds the introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act in the U.S. Senate today. Senator Tom Harkin and Senator Chris Murphy are to be commended for his commitment to ensuring all students are safe in school. Earlier this year, Representatives George Miller and Gregg Harper introduced similar legislation in the House of Representatives to address the use of restraint and seclusion on children in schools.
Press Release - January 13, 2014Washington, D.C. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for release last Friday of the final rule to define when states can use Medicaid funding to pay for home and community based services. “This final rule is important to let states, providers, families, and individuals with disabilities know that the services paid for by Medicaid home and community based waiver funds will be in integrated settings, not some place that is called integrated, but is actually segregated from the public,” said Curt Decker, executive director of NDRN.
Press Release - November 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies call on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to quickly vote the treaty out of Committee and report it to the full Senate for ratification. Senate ratification will restore the United States to a global leadership position on human rights for persons with disabilities.
Press Release - October 15, 2013
WASHINGTON 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.
Press Release - August 20, 2013
WASHINGTON In a Dear Colleague letter released today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) stated the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to working with States to ensure that school districts provide all children with positive, safe, and nurturing school environments in which they can learn, develop, and participate. OSERS is issuing this letter to provide an overview of a school districts responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to address bullying of students with disabilities.
Press Release - August 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC I read with interest Professor Bagenstos analysis, Section 511 is Not a Step Forward as he is a nationally known leader in the disability civil rights movement, did great work for people with disabilities at the Department of Justice, and is a friend of the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) and Client Assistance Program (CAP) Network. Unfortunately, I must disagree with the conclusion he reached in this article.
Press Release - July 18, 2013
WASHINGTON The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will be holding a nationwide week of action to improve Amtraks abysmal record on accessibility for people with disabilities. The events will take place July 21-27, 2013.
Press Release - May 8, 2013
WASHINGTON National Disability Rights Network Executive Director, Curt Decker, today criticized the use of procedural tactics to delay the vote on Tom Perezs nomination to be Secretary of Labor. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee was scheduled to consider Mr. Perezs nomination this afternoon.
Press Release - May 2, 2013
WASHINGTON On May 1st, a jury in Iowa awarded $240 million to 32 workers with disabilities who were abused and financially exploited for decades by their employer, Henrys Turkey Service. The award is the largest ever for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, who tried the case, and is possibly the largest ever for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Press Release - March 28, 2013
WASHINGTON In a statement released today, National Disability Rights Network Executive Director, Curt Decker, strongly objected to calls to increase the number of security guards and School Resource Officers (SROs) in schools.
Press Release - March 18, 2013
WASHINGTON The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) expressed strong support for President Obamas nomination of Tom Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor.
Press Release - January 18, 2013
WASHINGTON The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) expressed concern over President Obamas call to increase the number of school resource officers (SROs) in our nations schools. The use of school resource officers is known to contribute to the disproportionate number of youth with disabilities and youth of color in the juvenile justice system
Press Release - December 4, 2012
The National Disability Rights Network is deeply disappointed that, despite bi-partisan support in the Senate, a group of thirty-eight Senators voted today against the rights of individuals with disabilities and blocked the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities."
Press Release - December 3, 2012
Washington, D.C. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) calls on all Senators to vote to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Network recognizes that the CRPD seeks the same goals and contains the same rights that the United States established twenty-two years ago in enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Press Release - September 20, 2012
WASHINGTON The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) reported today on its multi-year, nationwide effort to increase the number of people with disabilities who vote on Election Day.
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