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July 30, 2021
Introduced by Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) in the 116th Congress, the Protection and Advocacy in Education Act would provide dedicated grant funding for the P&A Network to protect and advocate for the rights of students with disabilities.Download this Fact Sheet in PDF format.The Needs of Students with DisabilitiesStudents with disabilities and their families face numerous obstacles at school, including, low expectations, inconsistent service delivery and disproportionate discipline practices which too often result in poor education outcomes for youth with disabilities thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty. For example, according to the 2017–18 Civil Rights Data Collection, even though students with disabilities served by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) represented 13% of all public school students, 80% of students who were subjected to physical restraint were students with disabilities and 77% of students subjected to seclusion were students with disabilities. In the 2018-2019 school year, of the millions of students receiving services under IDEA, only 73 percent graduated with a high school diploma which is below the graduation rate for students without disabilities.These statistics are alarming and discouraging. Parents and guardians of children with disabilities have few resources to help them understand and navigate the complex education system,…
Groundbreaking Analysis of Hate Crime Laws Finds Limitations and Opportunities in the Face of Rising Hate Violence
July 28, 2021
The report provides a comprehensive look at both the opportunities and limitations of hate crime laws as a means of preventing and addressing hate violence.
July 26, 2021
For the 31st anniversary of the ADA, we partnered with The Leadership Conference to highlight some disability rights issues.
- This week, the @AGOWA's Opinion made clear - county or other local government actions, like zoning schemes, seeking… https://t.co/jnHKuWpBxR
- In Sept. 2019, along with national and local organizations and legal partners, we co-signed a letter from… https://t.co/AVLCddRRZ7
- Electric stimulus devices represent an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury when used to attempt… https://t.co/zuNsNmOjyG
- The National Crime Victimization Survey shows roughly a sixth of hate crimes are based on disability (@FBI reports… https://t.co/N7h3dGvmYT