Tag: Disability rights

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

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08/30/2019

The Department of Disability Services (DDS) announced on May 31 that it would terminate its contract with Georgetown University at the end of August. Georgetown runs the District of Columbia DDA Health Initiative for DDS—a program that provides medical specialists to D.C. residents with disabilities.  Terminating this contract directly contradicts DDS’s stated mission to “provide…

Panel discusses intersections of disability and immigration

Panel discusses intersections of disability and immigration

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09/25/2018

A panel featuring disability advocates met in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Sept. 17 to discuss disability and immigration policy in the United States. It was moderated by STIA professor Emily Mendenhall and featured three defenders for disability rights, Katherine Perez, Mia Ives-Rublee and Talila (TL) Lewis. The three spoke about their…

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