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Según la abogada Eva Casas-Sarmiento, en California los arrendatarios no pueden negar el alquiler por causa de las discapacidades, ni tampoco pueden prohibir modificaciones razonables a la vivienda en caso de ser necesarias...
A 60-year-old man died in County Jail last week after spending nine months behind bars for allegedly stealing cash from Radio Shack. He had prior offenses, according to the District Attorney’s Office, and his bail was set at $70,000...
In light of the recent school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, disability advocates have voiced concerns over emergency procedures in schools across the country that do little to consider the needs of disabled students.
"It’s not just possible for companies to both diversify and perform well — evidence shows the two may be inseparable...
"Any good business will hire a workforce that reflects its customer base,” says Steve Haas, human resources director at Disability Rights California."
"A lawsuit was filed against Kern County on Wednesday by two disability rights groups claiming that youth in the county’s correctional facilities were discriminated against.
Disability Rights California and Disability Rights Advocates assert that youths with mental and behavioral disabilities in Juvenile Hall and other county facilities were subjected to restraints, solitary confinement of up to 23 hours a day and pepper spray for non-violent acts more than other youths in 2017.
"A bill that slows the process of filing a non-compliant Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit passed the House on Thursday.
The ADA Education and Reform Act, or H.R. 620 was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).
Businesses will now have an additional 60 days to devise a plan to fix non-ADA compliant issues and another 120 days to implement the changes before being sued.
"Last summer in Citrus Heights, James Bradford Nelson, a man with mental illness who had been acting erratically, had his skin seared on the hot pavement until he passed out as police held him to the ground.
A year earlier in Burbank, a police officer pulled over Tawnya Nevarez and her teenage son, who has autism and was not wearing a seat belt. The officer ignored her pleas about how to respond to her son’s agitation and confusion and instead pepper-sprayed and Tasered him, causing a seizure.
By Jazmine Ulloa
Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked $117 million in his new state budget to expand the number of treatment beds and mental health programs for more than 800 mentally ill inmates found incompetent to stand trial.
State officials said they have struggled to keep up with the needs of a population that has jumped in size by 33% over the last three years, as judges are increasingly referring defendants to treatment. But one state lawmaker says additional funds are not enough...
"Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked $117 million in his new state budget to expand the number of treatment beds and mental health programs for more than 800 mentally ill inmates found incompetent to stand trial.
State officials said they have struggled to keep up with the needs of a population that has jumped in size by 33% over the last three years, as judges are increasingly referring defendants to treatment. But one state lawmaker says additional funds are not enough.
"Chrystal cuenta se vio afectada en 2016 cuando se enteró que un servicio de transporte, o shuttle, que la transportaba hasta el interior del campus del colegio West Los Angeles College (WLAC) desapareció.
Para esta mujer, de 56 años y quien prefirió mantener en reserva su apellido, este servicio es vital puesto que tiene una condición que la obliga a cargar con un tanque de oxígeno en todo momento.
Y es que, asegura, las cirugías de espalda y cuello le impiden caminar por largos períodos de tiempo.