DREDF-Hosted Attorney Fellow Applications Due Monday, July 24!

June 22, 2017
DREDF-Hosted Attorney Fellow Applications Due Monday, July 24!
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, located in Berkeley, California seeks candidates for collaboration on Skadden, Equal Justice Works (EJW), and other public interest fellowship applications for the two year period beginning fall 2018.  Such fellowships offer recent law graduates an invaluable opportunity for entry-level training in various aspects of public interest law practice.

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No Secrets in Healthcare Reform! Demand that the Senate #ShowUsTheBill

June 20, 2017
Senate Republicans are meeting in private to discuss proposed provisions of the AHCA at their caucus lunch from 12:30 to 2 pm Eastern. In a highly controversial and widely criticized move, the Senate has kept details of the bill secret, and indications are that they will not share specifics with the public until just before the vote.

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Save the ADA! Oppose H.R. 620

See Extensive Resources & Links To Assist People Fighting This Draconian, Misguided, Damaging Bill!

H.R. 620 would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a critical source of rights for people with disabilities to architectural access in public accommodations—that is, businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.

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Letter to California House Co-Sponsors of HR 620

May 25, 2017
...The undersigned are 110 California disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations that collectively represent hundreds of thousands of Californians who have or may acquire a disability. We urge you to protect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to reconsider and withdraw your co-sponsorship of and support for H.R. 620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017....

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BUSD is Leaving Students Of All Ages Who Have Reading Disorders Without The Basic Tool Of Literacy

May 3, 2017
Students With Reading Disorders Sue Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Failing to Educate Them Despite The Availability Of Effective Teaching Methods, BUSD Refused To Alter Its Policies And Practices, Leaving Students Of All Ages Who Have Reading Disorders Without The Basic Tool Of Literacy

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DREDF Welcomes Lawrence Carter-Long As Our New Communications Director

May 3, 2017
We are incredibly pleased to announce that Lawrence Carter-Long is joining DREDF as our new Communications Director and that he will be heading up our newly-reignited Disability and Media Alliance Project (D-MAP). His 6 years at the National Council on Disability (NCD) as Public Affairs Specialist and decades of thoughtful and creative disability cultural critique equip him to be the media advocacy leader DREDF -- and the cross-disability communities -- need right now.

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STUDENT A, by and through PARENT A, her guardian, et al. v. Berkeley Unified School District, et al.

May 2, 2017
This class action is suing Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for failing to educate students with reading disorder. Despite the availability of effective teaching methods, BUSD refused to alter its policies and practices, leaving students of all ages who have reading disorders without the basic tool of literacy The complaint is filed against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), the BUSD Superintendent, the BUSD Board of Education, and the Directors of the BUSD Board of Education, BUSD is being sued for failure to comply with federal and state laws that ensure all students receive a free appropriate public education.

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Students With Reading Disorders Sue Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Failing to Educate Them

May 2, 2017
Berkeley, California - Disability rights lawyers filed a complaint in federal court today against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), the BUSD Superintendent, the BUSD Board of Education, and the Directors of the BUSD Board of Education, for systemically failing to educate students with reading disorders, and students who are suspected to have reading disorders.

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