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News about us 2010

 

December 2010

Psychiatric Hospital Security, NPR.org, 12/16/10

Listen to Sean Rashkis, attorney at Disability Rights California , discuss recent security problems at Napa state hospital on NPR's Forum.

LA Times, 12/28/10

Families worry mental health cuts will send kids spiraling

Sign On San Diego, 12/10/10

A better way to build a mental health lifeline

SF Appeal, 12/10/10

Court upholds Schwarzenegger's veto Of $54 million mental health services program

California Healthline, 12/6/10

Panel comments on new nursing home payment plan, including legislative advocate Deborah Doctor

November 2010

Sacramento County mental health cuts on hold while discussions continue in Napper case

The status report of Disability Rights California's case (Napper et al vs. County of Sacramento) shows that the cuts in the County's community-based mental health outpatient services remain enjoined, while discussions continue. The case was brought against Sacramento County to stop its implementation of a "hybrid plan," consisting mainly of substituting County staff to provide mental health services now provided by contracted personnel at several community-based clinics. As facilitated discussions continue, the contracted services remain in operation. See the status report for details on the case.

All Voices, 11/12/10

California Governor Vetoes Education's Mental Health Funding

VC Star, 11/12/10

Nursing home idea a concern to critics
State would reward improvements

California Healthline, 11/10/10

Education Groups File Lawsuit Over Mental Health Care Cuts

www.csba.org, 11/9/10

Schools file lawsuit against state to restore student mental health services

CSAC, 11/5/10

Counties File AB 3632 Lawsuit

San Fernando Sun, 11/4/10

Mental health services restored for students

PRCanada.net, 11/4/10

Educationally-related mental health services restored after lawsuit filed by civil rights coalition

Sacramento Bee, 11/3/10

Plan to keep mental health service to children

CNN, 11/2/10

Scattered snags reported in midterm balloting

PR Newswire, 11/2/10

Educationally-Related Mental Health Services Restored After Lawsuit Filed by Civil Rights Coalition

English News, 11/3/10

Mental health program temporarily restored in California

October 2010

CSAC, 10/29/10

Counties, disability right advocates heading to court on AB 3632 veto

CDE Bulletin, 10/29/10

State Schools Chief O'Connell announces release of $76 million to maintain mental health services for students with disabilities despite Governor's veto

Monterey County - the Herald, 10/29/10

Suit seeks to uphold mental health services for kids

Voice of San Diego, 10/27/10

State cuts students' mental health services

Voice of San Diego, 10/26/10

Student mental health program socked by state

Justice for All Blog, 10/25/10

CA won't flush it's mental health services for youth without a fight

California Healthline, 10/25/10

Mental health advocates sue over governor's cuts

California Healthline, 10/25/10

Advocates sue governor over mental health program cuts

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/25/10

Governor's line-item veto guts funding for some special ed students

Special Education and Disabiltiy Rights Blog, 10/23/10

News: AB 3632 mandate suspended; mental health services in a state of chaos

ABC, 10/23/10

Advocates sue state over mental health cutoff

dwkesq.com, 10/22/10

Impact of Governor's veto of AB 3632 funding

Daily News, 10/22/10

Advocates sue Calif. over mental health cutoff

Sacramento Bee, 10/22/10

Steinberg wants to undo some Schwarzenegger vetoes

Special Education Advisor, 10/22/10

Son-in-law of Special Olympics founder suspends AB 3632 mental health services for children

SFGate.com, 10/22/10

Advocates sue Calif. over mental health cutoff

Sacramento Bee, 10/22/10

Advocates sue state over mental health cutoff

Mercury News, 10/22/10

Advocates sue Calif. over mental health cutoff

CDCAN, 10/21/10

Class action lawsuit to maintain AB 3632 mental health services

PR Newswire, 10/21/10

Lawsuit filed: Nearly 25 years to build a mental health service for special education students and the governor erases it overnight

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, right, hugs Sen. Alan Lowenthal as GOP leader Dennis Hollingsworth watches.  Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/09/3091444/marathon-session-schwarzeneggers.html#storylink=scinlineshare#ixzz1259VRNYrGovernor's veto jeopardizes mental health services for special education students

Among the 23 items vetoed October 8 by Governor Schwarzenegger was $133 million in mental health services for special education students. See details in the LA Times and the Sacramento Bee.

Far From Home, synopsis of a film mentioning Disability Rights California and the case Mark Chambers v. City and County of San Francisco (LHH), 10/2010

September 2010

The squeaky wheelchair gets the grease: popular NPR feature includes Margaret Johnson of Disability Rights California

On September 24, 2010 National Public Radio's popular report by Ira Glass, "This American Life," included a segment about what they called a California cottage industry of surviving by suing businesses that are inaccessible and violate the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. The hour long program was devoted to "Crybabies," sardonically described as malcontents who pursue justice and remedies through whining, crying, complaining or suing. The ADA segment starts at around 33'' minutes in. Read about the details.

In honor of Remembrance Day 2010, some California stories about residents of the former DeWitt State Hospital, now the Placer Government Center

Advocate Jeff Cowen researched and wrote up these stories of four Californians placed against their will in the DeWitt State Hospital. Read them here.

Stockton event draws local advocates, supporters for Remembrance Day 2010 on behalf of Californians who died in institutions

California Memorial Project site markerThe perfect last day of a California summer drew a collection of advocates, supporters and community representatives to the Stockton Rural Cemetery. The gathering honored hundreds of people who had died anonymously while residing in the Stockton State Hospital, established in 1851 as the state's first "asylum" and closed in 1996. Read about it and see ceremony photos.

LA Times, 9/18/10

Suits by disabled raise questions on litigation law

Redwood Age

Case Clears Way for Social Security Payments to Quarter-million

Sacramento Bee, 9/8/10

Sacramento County mental health program faces state audit

Denver Post, 9/2/10

Pueblo mental health institute bars restraint technique after patient's death

August 2010

Noozhawk.com, 8/31/10

Seclusion and restraint practice poses risks, prompts questions

SF Gate, 8/25/10

State can't exclude felons from in-home care

Governor signs bill to strengthen custody and visitation rights of parents with disabilities

Dori and Samantha, daughter and granddaughter of Margaret Johnson
Dori and Samantha, daughter and granddaughter of Margaret Johnson, who has a disability

On August 23, the Governor signed a bill (SB 1188) to change family court law so that, in general, the disability of a parent no longer limits custody and visitation rights concerning his or her children. The law, which goes into effect on January 1, was sponsored by advocacy groups including Fathers and Families, and Disability Rights California.

Read an op-ed article by Glenn Sacks and Margaret Johnson about why the law is important for California or our press release.

California Watch, 8/21/10

Prosecutions of elder abuse cases decline under Jerry Brown

Sacramento Business Journal, 8/27/10

Mental health care on edge

Sacramento Bee, 8/23/10

Editorial: ERs are no place to treat mentally ill

Sacramento Bee, 8/23/10

Viewpoints: County must fix plan for mentally ill

Sacramento Bee, 8/23/10

Editorial: Court tells county: These cuts are crazy

SF Gate, 8/19/10

State pushing for tougher caregiver standards

Recorder Online, 8/19/10

Population shrinks, PDC expands

Daily News, 8/18/10

Glenn Sacks and Margaret Johnson: Senate bill would protect rights of disabled parents

Sacramento Bee, 8/18/10

Editorial: ERs are no place to treat mentally ill

Recorder Online, 8/17/10

Judicially-committed to live 'normal' lives

L.A. Times, 8/15/10

Paul K. Longmore dies at 64; leading disability scholar and activist

Sacramento Bee, 8/15/10

Mental patients swamp unprepared ERs in Sacramento County

USA Today reports on home care cuts, focusing on California

Petra Kuppers, left, sneaks a smooch to her partner Neil Marcus by her tent in Arnieville. Both have disabilities which cause them to be wheelchair users. Both receive assistance from the State of California.
Petra Kuppers, left, sneaks a smooch to her partner Neil Marcus by her tent in "Arnieville." Both have disabilities which cause them to be wheelchair users. Both receive assistance from the State of California.

Read the article and view more USA Today photos.

New America Media, 8/8/10

Social Security agency forced to restore funds to thousands cut off illegally as "fleeing felons"

"Laura's Law" proposal for forced treatment withdrawn from San Francisco Board of Supervisors

On August 3, after the city's public health director spoke against it, Michela Alioto-Pier withdrew her proposal to implement "Laura's Law" in the county of San Francisco. The proposal would have authorized the city's chief of mental health to order people with severe mental illness into outpatient treatment. Dr. Mitch Katz, public health director, noted that the measure would restrict rights while not necessarily providing effective treatment, and at least one city supervisor noted unresolved cost issues. Read the August 4 Chronicle article.

On August 2, Dan Brzovic, associate managing attorney of Disability Rights California, submitted a letter to the editor of the Chronicle. The letter outlines various problems with "Laura's Law" as identified by a group of advocacy organizations known as the Cares Coalition and can be read here.

July 2010

Sign On San Diego, 7/30/10

Robbers says he did it to go back to prison

San Francisco Examiner, 7/30/10

Los Angeles homeless agencies mandated to take in service animals

California Healthline, 7/22/10

Federal Judge Thwarts Sacramento County's Mental Health Plans

Sacramento Bee, 7/22/10

Sacramento County mental health cuts blocked by federal judge

California Business Journal, 7/21/10

County mental health treatment centers to stay open while court reviews new wellness-center plan

L.A. Times, 7/5/10

Dan Brzovic, Disability Rights California Associate Managing Attorney at the Bay Area Regional Office, is quoted in this story on food stamp dilemma.

June 2010

L.A. Times, 6/29/10

Sacramento County budget cuts trigger lawsuits

9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments about our class action lawsuit to stop cuts in IHSS based on Functional Index scores, California Progress Report, 6/15/10

Dozens of low-income Californians with disabilities and their family members gathered outside the James Browning Courthouse in San Francisco on June 15 to show concern about the hearings taking place inside. A panel of judges listened to arguments from co-counsel on the V.L. v. Wagner case about why the state of California should not make cuts in In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) according to the Functional Index scores of recipients. In October, Federal Judge Claudia Wilken granted the injunction requested by Disability Rights California and co-counsel, halting the IHSS cuts affecting hundreds of thousands of people. The Administration then filed an appeal and the June 15 hearing was the result. The time that a panel takes to issue a decision varies with each case; a decision may not be issued for a number of months, according to Melinda Bird, Disability Rights California senior counsel.

In the meantime, the public is welcome to listen to the arguments on the 9th circuit's website. Read a June 15 news story about the IHSS recipients and service providers who would be seriously affected by the cuts.

PR Newswire, 6/14/10

Federal Appeals Court to Hear Case on IHSS Cuts

Examiner, 6/11/10

Disability rights groups file law suit against Sacramento County

Sacramento Business Journal, 6/9/10

Group seeks injunction to stop Sacramento County mental health cuts

Willits News, 6/7/10

Statewide hotline aims to help voters with disabilities

State warns Sacramento County budget cuts could forfeit funding, 6/4/10

Sacramento County's idea to scrimp on mental health services doesn't just threaten vulnerable patients. It turns out the plan may well be illegal and end up costing the county more than it would save. Read the rest of the Sacramento Bee Editorial, County must rethink cuts to mental health.

State warns Sacramento County budget cuts could forfeit funding, 6/3/10

Sacramento County's plan to cut $17 million from mental health programs is illegal and could trigger a loss of $40 million in state funding, the chief counsel for the California Department of Mental Health has warned. Read the rest of the Sacramento Bee article.

May 2010

Mental Health Weekly, 5/24/10

Advocates sue Sacramento County over termination of services,

Capitol Weekly, 5/18/10

Sacramento: May Revise would add $24 million to local mental health shortfall

Person in a wheelchair in front of a long hallway

Photo by Rick Jauregui

Report finds abuse by nursing home staff not treated as crimes, 6/15/10

This report by Disability Rights California's Investigations Unit examines 12 cases of abuse in California nursing homes and finds an alarming pattern of under-reporting of these crimes to law enforcement.

Read the May 3 press release and Listen to interview of Attorney Leslie Morrison on this May 11 KPFK program about our investigation

 

Sacramento Bee, 5/14/10

Editorial: Adding to crisis for those in crisis

Sacramento Bee, 5/7/10

Disability groups sue Sacramento County over proposed mental health cuts

Sacramento Bee, 5/7/10

Groups sue Sacramento County to halt mental health cuts

California Business Journal, 5/7/10

Disability advocates sue Sacramento County to block cuts to outpatient mental health services

Associated Press, 5/7/10

Sacramento County sued over mental health cuts

State Mandates, KCRA.com, 5/7/10

Sacramento County Sued Over Mental Health Cuts Group Says Cuts Violate Federal

California Healthline, 5/7/10

Sacramento County Sued Over Planned Mental Health Care Cuts

Daily Journal, 5/7/10

Suit Targets Sacramento Health Cuts

CVBT, 5/5/10

Sacramento County sued for ending outpatient mental health services

Sacramento Bee, 5/22/10

Sacramento County sued over cuts to probation funds

Sacramento: May Revise would add $24 million to local mental health shortfall, 5/18/10

Stuart Seaborn, a Disability Rights California attorney is quoted in the Capitol Weekly article

California Healthline, 5/18/10

Governor's Budget Plan Aims To Boost Accountability at California Nursing Homes

California Watch, 5/17/10

Disability Rights California staff member, Deborah Doctor, is quoted in this article "Governor seeks more accountability for nursing homes" regarding concerns of recent budget proposals on nursing home care.

Voice of San Diego, 5/13/10

Sam Hodgson For 23 years, Joey Riley has served as a caregiver to Michael Condon, 60, who is paralyzed below the shoulders. Riley is paid through a county-run program called In-Home Supportive Services but is concerned about how budgets and new anti-fraud measures might affect the program. Government Scrutiny Increasing for Rapidly Growing Caregiver Program

April 2010

LAFLA, 4/15/10

Ethnic News Media Covers Lawsuit Settlement For Those Wrongly Cut Off from Social Security and SSI Benefits

State plans to spend millions to photograph IHSS consumers despite lack of authority or proof of widespread fraud, 4/6/10

Without any authority from the Legislature, the Schwarzenegger Administration is planning to purchase up to $5 million worth of military/security cameras to take pictures of the 450,000 seniors and people with disabilities who receive In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) homecare. Related media:

  • The IHSS Coalition, of which Disability Rights California is a member, issued this press release, emphasizing the objections of consumers and legislators to the Administration's plans to divert more IHSS funds away from its mission of life-saving assistance. Read the related Sacramento Bee March 17 article here.
  • Sacramento Bee March 20 editorial says cameras would not reduce fraud, are a waste of money.
  • State Plans to Spend Millions to Photograph In-Home Supportive Service Consumers Despite Lack of Authority, Proof, California Progress Report, 3/18/10. Read the article here.
  • California to Test Fingerprint, Photograph Devices on In-Home Care Patients, Govtech.com, 3/19/10.

March 2010

Virginia Villavert, left, takes her mother, Beatriz Alfonso, to an adult day care center several times a week. California’s budget crisis could force the center to close. Photo by Jonathan Sprague/Redux  Crumbling Health Care, AARP, 3/1/10

Disability Rights California are cited as "[winning] reprieves from legislators and the courts in 2009 to temporarily avert some of the most draconian cuts." Read the article here.

Sacramento, March 17 & 18: important public meetings on IHSS, Olmstead, 3/18/10

Among numerous public meetings and hearings on the budget taking place in Sacramento duing the week of the Ides of March are:

  • March 17 (10am-12pm): Teleconference on In-Home Supportive Services program, integrity and fraud prevention stakeholder process; toll-free number 1-800-700-7414; organized by the Department of Social Services
  • March 18 (starts at 9:30 or when the Senate floor session ends): Room 4203, budget hearing, held by budget subcomittee #3 of Department of Health & Human Services, covering IHSS, CalWORKS, Dept of Aging
  • March 18 (10am-4pm): Olmstead Advisory Committee public hearing, Department of Rehab Building, Room 262 or toll-free phone participation 1-800-232-0362, passcode 785453; agenda includes proposed closing of Lanterman Developmental Center, expansion of Medicaid section 1115 waiver

Read many other details in this CDCAN News Release.

Govtech.com, 3/19/10

California to Test Fingerprint, Photograph Devices on In-Home Care Patients.

House passes bill to prevent restraint & seclusion in schools; now, focus is on Senate, 3/16/10

On March 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 4247) to ban dangerous practices of physically restraining students or secluding them in isolated or locked rooms. The bill was passed quickly, following 2009 Congressional hearings on these extreme techniques which have caused deaths in the schools, and national studies by the General Accounting Office and the National Disability Rights Network. Read about the legislation in the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Monterey Herald, 3/7/10

Children with mental health disabilities get lost in the system. Maggie Roberts, a Disability Rights California Associate Managing Attorney, reacts to an investigation by the California Department of Education which "found [that] several Monterey County agencies are violating state and federal laws in their handling of students with mental health problems."

Preliminary analysis by Disability Rights California of 2010-11 Governor’s Proposed Budget (updated 2/26/10). Read it here...

Related Links:

ADAPT keeps Olmstead principles alive in Obama administration, 3/3/10

Two weeks into ADAPT's Defending Our Freedom Campaign, there are already two victories. One, a resolution passed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), has its roots in ADAPT's four-day and four-night protest vigil last July, held outside the DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. despite torrential rains and no shelter for activists. The second victory is a meeting with staff from the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) scheduled for mid-April just prior to the spring ADAPT action in Washington. Read more here...

February 2010

Contra Costa Times, 2/18/10

Study: Cuts would deny care to elderly, disabled

Ventura County Reporter, 2/18/10

Those who have the least get the least

KPBS.org, 2/17/10

UCLA Report Finds Governor’s Cuts Would Hurt Disabled Seniors

Sacramento Bee, 2/26/10

Health care department breaches privacy

January 2010

BeyondChron, 1/6/10

Channeling State Budget Outrage into Action

 

Agency events

November 2010

Tribute to Stanton Price, health issues specialist and Board member, Disability Rights California

Stanton Price, a health issues lawyer with a special interest in bioethics and disability, died after a long illness on November 1 at his home in Glendale. He served for 6 years on the Disability Rights California Board, concluding in 2009. “We were fortunate to have Stan’s always sage advice that helped us move forward on health issues with the legislature,” stated Catherine Blakemore, executive director.

A 1964 graduate of Harvard Law School, he was a leader in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Bioethics Committee. His interests and expertise ranged widely, illustrated by his frequently published letters to the LATimes and other papers for peace in the Middle East and against state-sanctioned assisted suicide and the ending of birthright citizenship.

A memorial service was held at Mt. Sinai in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday, November 7 at 11:00am. Visit the Mt. Sinai website for more details.

October 2010

Rosy Tellez, trainer for Peer Self-Advocacy Unit receives award for work with recovery groups

One of the individuals being recognized by the Los Angeles-based Self-Help and Recovery Exchange (SHARE) this year is Rosy Tellez. She is receiving the Ron Simmons and Rev. Ron Wright award for her work since 2004 with Recovery International to facilitate support groups and conduct outreaches within the monolingual Spanish-speaking community.

Two Disability Rights California attorneys earn advocacy awards

This week Andy Holcombe and Dan Brzovic received recognition for their years of effective advocacy for underserved Californians, Holcombe for his dedication to people with developmental disabilities and Brzovic for his outstanding support of mental health clients. The Butte County Coordinating Council annual celebration praised Andy Holcombe's lifetime of efforts, most recently as a Clients' Rights Advocate for the Far Northern regional center, as a spokeperson for the needs of youth, and formerly as a Mayor of Chico and as a public interest lawyer serving the Chico area.

Dan Brzovic, associate managing attorney of the Bay Area regional office, has been selected as the Legal Service Attorney of the Year by the California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates. The award will be presented during the first week of November at the annual training of the group's members on the latest professional developments.

Disability Rights California advocates presenting workshops at Supported Life Institute 2010, Sacramento Double Tree, October 6-8

Disability Rights California advocates Marinda Reed and Maria Marquez are presenting a workshop on "The Lanterman Act changed: your rights didn't", and advocate Daniel Meadows is presenting a workshop on "Getting involved in your community." These are three of the 40 practical skills building sessions available to the many Californians with developmental disabilities and their advocates who attend the annual institute. Complete listing of keynotes and workshops: www.supportedlife.org

September 2010California Memorial Project

September 20: Day of Remembrance for Californians who died unrecognized in state institutions, hospitals, 9/17/10

There will be ceremonies around the state and a statewide moment of silence to honor those who died unrecognized at State Hospitals and Developmental Centers. See the California Memorial Project flyer and the press release for event details

August 2010

Poster and flyers create awareness about moving from institutions into the community

CPF poster with description belowDisability Rights California is helping to create awareness about opportunities to move out of institutions into community-based housing throughout the state. As part of the settlement agreement of the Capitol People First (CPF) case, we have produced a poster (above) that asks the question, "Is community living right for you?" Created for display at residential institutions, the poster illustrates some everyday choices available through community living, such as riding a bus, spending time shopping, or at a library or watching television. The poster was designed in collaboration with the CPF legal and advocacy team. The Department of Developmental Services and the regional centers are helping to distribute the posters widely.

As part of the settlement in the Laguna Honda Hospital case (Chambers et al v. the City and County of San Francisco) support groups are being formed to help residents decide if they want to move into the community or groups who want to talk about how they did it and how they can support others who want to leave nursing homes. See sample flyer1 and flyer2. The settlement included support from the City and County of San Francisco for rental subsidies for 500 eligible class members, in other words, those covered by the lawsuit.

June 2010

June events feature recognition of leadership

(left to right) Dara Schur, Disability Rights California’s director of litigation; Justice Carlos R. Moreno of the Supreme Court of California and former president of the Mexican American Bar Association, recognized for addressing critical cutting-edge social policy issues; Attorney Henry Su of Howrey LLP, recognized for pro bono work on Americans with Disabilities Act cases (reported below); and Dianne Millner, president of our Board. (left to right) Dara Schur, Disability Rights California’s director of litigation; Justice Carlos R. Moreno of the Supreme Court of California and former president of the Mexican American Bar Association, recognized for addressing critical cutting-edge social policy issues; Attorney Henry Su of Howrey LLP, recognized for pro bono work on Americans with Disabilities Act cases (reported below); and Dianne Millner, president of our Board.

In Los Angeles during our June 7-10 conference with the National Disability Rights Network, several awards were given to recognize outstanding leadership. Shown here in photographs taken by Ricardo Jauregui, are leaders from California. In the photo above are (left to right) Dara Schur, Disability Rights California’s director of litigation; Justice Carlos R. Moreno of the Supreme Court of California and former president of the Mexican American Bar Association, recognized for addressing critical cutting-edge social policy issues; Attorney Henry Su of Howrey LLP, recognized for pro bono work on Americans with Disabilities Act cases (reported below); and Dianne Millner, president of our Board.

(left to right) are Catherine Blakemore, our executive director; Angelica Rodriguez, self-advocate, recognized for her courageous reporting of violent restraint practices used by a California psychiatric hospital; and Michael Stortz, senior attorney in our San Diego office and mental health advocate. On the dais above are Colleen Miller and Curt Decker, NDRN president and executive director, respectively.

In the second photo above (left to right) are Catherine Blakemore, our executive director; Angelica Rodriguez, self-advocate, recognized for her courageous reporting of violent restraint practices used by a California psychiatric hospital; and Michael Stortz, senior attorney in our San Diego office and mental health advocate. On the dais above are Colleen Miller and Curt Decker, NDRN president and executive director, respectively. As we receive additional photographs of the June events, we will post them here or on our Facebook page.

600 attend joint conference of National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and Disability Rights California, Los Angeles, June 7-10

Award winners: the Strategist, Henry Su, and the Soloist, Nathaniel Ayers
Award winners: the Strategist, Henry Su, and the Soloist, Nathaniel Ayers
(photo by Virginia Knowlton)

Among highlights of the 4 days of intensive training sessions were awards in recognition of advances in implementation of rights since the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed 20 years ago this July. Shown at left are two recipients: attorney Henry Su, who together with his firm, Howrey LLP, was recognized for successful strategies in major class action lawsuits filed due to discrimination based on the ADA; and classical musician Nathaniel Ayers, whose success story in the book and film, “The Soloist,” made a positive impact in the media about mental health challenges. Read more about award winners here.

April 2010

April 29 9-11am and 5-7pm: Parents of children with IEPs and all other members of the LAUSD community are invited to provide comments on LAUSD’s Compliance with Special Education Laws, 4/12/10

For more info, see the Office of the Idependent Monitor of the Modified Consent Decree re Chanda Smith flyer and visit www.oimla.com

 

 


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