DISABULLETIN:SCOTUS DECLINES SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE, ROTENBERG CENTER CONTROVERSY AND INDIANA MEDICAID CHANGES
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by Abe Shapiro, Disabulletin – WFHB
3w ago
Tonight on Disabulletin, updates on a Massachusetts case regarding whether parents can record their child’s Special Education Plan Meetings and congress discusses if a Massachusetts residential school may continue to provide a treatment widely condemned. Finally, an interview with Tim Crishon of Disability Rights Indiana on new changes impacting Indiana Medicaid.  Good evening, tonight we review our previous story on the case of Pitta V Medeiros and the Supreme Court’s decision to either take or leave the case. To recap, the case involved the Pittas, a family in Bridgewater Massachusetts ..read more
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ON GUARD:AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL LINCOLN-MCCREIGHT ON THE CHALLENGES OF GUARDIANSHIP
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by Abe Shapiro, Disabulletin – WFHB
3w ago
SHAPIRO: Tonight on Disabulletin, On Guard: An interview with Michael Lincoln-Mccreight concerning the challenges of guardianship and the right of self-determination for individuals with disabilities. SHAPIRO Good evening. Up until a child turns 18, their parents or legal guardians are usually the primary final decision-makers in their lives. Major Choices including curfew, where the child will atteilnd school, and if a child can work, are just some of the many decisions a parent is permitted to make for their children up until they reach the big one eight, after which the child is legally con ..read more
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DISABULLETIN:PLAYING FOR ACCESS, THE TRANSFORMATION OF PLAYGROUNDS IN MONROE COUNTY AND BLOOMINGTON INDIANA
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by Abe Shapiro, Disabulletin – WFHB
1M ago
ABE SHAPIRO: Tonight on Disabulletin, Playing For Access: The Transformation Of playgrounds in Monroe County and Bloomington, Indiana. SHAPIRO:Good evening, I’m Abe Shapiro and this is Disabulletin, where we cover the top stories impacting the disability community across the country and around the world. SHAPIRO:Good evening. This week we return to Monroe County, Indiana to continue our discussion of park accessibility, but this time from the perspective of traditional parks, and their structures of amusement known as playgrounds. According to this year’s report from the National Parks and Rec ..read more
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DISABULLETIN:THE NATION’S FIRST ACCESSIBLE AMUSEMENT PARK
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by Abe Shapiro, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
With summer beckoning, amusement park attendance is sure to rise, with the latest data collected from the Global Attractions Attendance Report finding a total of 140.5 Million visitors to North American Theme Parks in 2022. One of the primary concerns that has impacted and continues to impact the disability community regarding theme park access is a lack of access, even with legislation to correct this such as the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Under Title III of the Act, businesses be they operated privately or publicly that are designed to serve the general population such as ho ..read more
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DISABULLETIN:BLOOMINGTON’S DISABILITY COMMUNITY INTRODUCES ITSELF, A NEW FLIGHT PATH FOR PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES, FDA INTERVENES ON CONTROVERSIAL TREATMENT AT INSTITUTION, AND BLOOMINGTON’S MICHAEL SHERMIS
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by Abe Shapiro, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
Bloomington’s Disability community introduces itself to the new city council, a new rule is proposed by the Department of Transportation for passengers with disabilities who travel via airline, The Food and Drug Administration renews a campaign to ban a device long used in a Massachusetts institution, and we talk with Bloomington Human Rights Director Michael Shermis on the latest developments in city Disability policy. Good evening, a brief reminder that April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. In local news, new members of the Bloomington City Council were introduced to the primary Di ..read more
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DISABULLETIN:ACCESSIBLE ECLIPSE DEVICES AND A CHOIR FOR ALL ABILITIES
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by Abe Shapiro, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
Revolutionary devices help persons who are blind eclipse non-accessibility and an examination of Bloomington’s first choir for individuals disabled and non-disabled.  Good evening. In national news, the solar eclipse has come and gone, but thanks to a device created by students at Harvard University, individuals across the country who are blind were also able to experience the phenomena.              Image courtesy of:Lightsound Project.org                                 &n ..read more
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Lawyers Schools and Access A History of Special Education in the United States Part III:I knew Merritt Beattie: An interview with Susan Smith-Blakely
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by WFHB News, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
As part of our continuing exploration regarding the history of special education, we have covered the critical special education court cases that preceded last January’s supreme court case regarding special education Perez V Sturgis. Our journey so far has taken to the earliest case 1893’s Watson V Cambridge to 1919’s Beattie V Antigo Board of Education before reaching last week’s summary of Goldman V Ohio, one of the first notable victories for a special education student. However, before we move into the mobilization of parents in the 1950s and the tide beginning to turn in favor of students ..read more
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Lawyers, Schools, and Access A History of Special Education in the United States Part II:Beattie,Goldman,and Early Victories for Special Education
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by WFHB News, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
Good evening, I’m Abe Shapiro and this is a special edition of Disabulletin. Tonight, we continue our report: Lawyers, Schools, and Access: A History of Special Education in the United States as part of our coverage of the recent Supreme Court Special Education Case Perez V Sturgis School District, which will be decided by the end of the court’s term in June. Our topics tonight include: -What happened to Merritt Beattie after the 1919 Wisconsin Supreme Court Case excluding him from the public school system You can find out in this 1979 paper from the Ohio State Law Journal! https://kb.osu.edu ..read more
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Lawyers, Schools, and Access A History of Special Education in the United States Part I:Watson,Beattie,and exclusion
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by WFHB News, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
Good evening, I’m Abe Shapiro and this is Disabulletin, where we cover the top stories impacting the disability community across the country and around the world. Tonight, we begin the first leg of an adventure covering the history of Special Education Law in the United States. This is the next chapter in Disabulletin’s continuing coverage of the recent Supreme Court case Perez V Sturgis. To hear more about the case, you can find our previous episodes on WFHB.Org, just type Disabulletin in the search bar. Tonight, we take you back to the year 1893. The Chicago World’s fair is in full swi ..read more
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Disabulletin Special Report: Sturgis v. Perez and the Conflict Over Monetary Damages in Special Education Part I
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by WFHB News, Disabulletin – WFHB
3M ago
Today on Disabulletin, we begin our pre-game coverage of tomorrow’s Supreme Court argument Perez V Sturgis Public School District. Specifically, the justices will consider whether families can pursue claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act if they have already settled Individuals with Disabilities Act or IDEA claims without fully exhausting all administrative proceedings under IDEA first. Arguments are slated to be held in front of the court tomorrow at high noon ..read more
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