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Community is a form of medicine, writes Rachel Setzer.  She found healing in reconnecting with her Cherokee Ancestors’ traditions: You are here, you are part of your community, you should be counted and cared for, and society has to be adjusted to help you get your needs met. Accommodations for your disabilities are your birthright… Continue reading Community Integration →
A little-known law requires many insurance plans to give equal treatment to mental health. Mental health and addiction treatment must be covered and paid comparably to physical conditions.…
The fight for accessible sidewalks is becoming a successful movement. This struggle has a long history in the disability community. Longer still, and perhaps less well known to disability rights lawyers, is the history of sidewalk barriers in racial injustice.…
“Underlying conditions” are said to complicate deaths like that of George Floyd, a Black man killed by police officers in Minneapolis. “Underlying conditions” are also said to define “vulnerable populations” for Coronavirus exposure. Underlying conditions are, at least often, disabilities. They are also inextricably intertwined with racial disparity.…