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The Universality Of The Human Condition: Theorizing Transportation Inequality Claims By Persons With Disabilities In Canada, 1976-2016, Laverne A. Jacobs 2018 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

The Universality Of The Human Condition: Theorizing Transportation Inequality Claims By Persons With Disabilities In Canada, 1976-2016, Laverne A. Jacobs

Laverne Jacobs

Transportation is the lifeline that connects persons with disabilities with the community, facilitating greater opportunities for work, social inclusion and overall independence. Adequate accessible transportation has long been a concern of persons with disabilities. Yet, there is a dearth of sustained research on the law and society implications of transportation inequality for persons with disabilities. This paper contributes to the research on both transportation inequality and equality theory by providing an empirical and theoretical analysis of all the human rights tribunal decisions on disability discrimination and transportation in Canada. The article studies all the statutory human rights decisions on disability ...


Human Rights And Disability, Lowell Ewert 2017 University of Waterloo

Human Rights And Disability, Lowell Ewert

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

In every context where racism, poverty, inequality, religious intolerance, or any other form of exploitation is present, persons with disabilities within the category experiencing discrimination are almost always worse off than their non-disabled peers. In this way, disability has the practical impact of magnifying discrimination and multiplying harmful practices. There is even evidence in some places that persons with disabilities have been deliberately targeted with violence. Additionally, sexual violence against disabled women and girls can be especially cruel.

Efforts to combat discriminatory practices that are primarily focused on addressing the concerns of the able-bodied often further exacerbate the general indifference ...


Disabilities Discrimination Under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Thomas P. Murphy 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Disabilities Discrimination Under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Thomas P. Murphy

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Ties That Bind Idiots And Infamous Criminals: Disenfranchisement Of Persons With Cognitive Impairments, Elizabeth R. Schiltz 2017 University of St. Thomas School of Law

The Ties That Bind Idiots And Infamous Criminals: Disenfranchisement Of Persons With Cognitive Impairments, Elizabeth R. Schiltz

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Unwelcome Guests: Disabled People And The New Eugenics, Stephen L. Mikochik 2017 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Unwelcome Guests: Disabled People And The New Eugenics, Stephen L. Mikochik

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Justice For Crime Victims With Disabilities In The Criminal Justice System: An Examination Of Barriers And Impetus For Change, Nancy M. Fitzsimons 2017 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Justice For Crime Victims With Disabilities In The Criminal Justice System: An Examination Of Barriers And Impetus For Change, Nancy M. Fitzsimons

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


From Integration To Equal Protection: Tenbroek And The Next 25 Years Of Disability Rights, Samuel R. Bagenstos 2017 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

From Integration To Equal Protection: Tenbroek And The Next 25 Years Of Disability Rights, Samuel R. Bagenstos

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Improving The Criminal Justice System's Response To Victimization Of Persons With Disabilities, James C. Backstrom 2017 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Improving The Criminal Justice System's Response To Victimization Of Persons With Disabilities, James C. Backstrom

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


E-Commerce And The Americans With Disabilities Act: Failing To Extend The Ada To The Internet In Access Now V. Southwest Airlines, Emily Short 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

E-Commerce And The Americans With Disabilities Act: Failing To Extend The Ada To The Internet In Access Now V. Southwest Airlines, Emily Short

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


Rrtc On Advancing Employment For Individuals With Idd: State Of The Science Paper – State Level Strategy And Policy, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Rrtc On Advancing Employment For Individuals With Idd: State Of The Science Paper – State Level Strategy And Policy, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

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Since the introduction of supported employment in the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984 and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986, there has been continued development and refinement of best practices in employment services and supports. Progress includes demonstration of creative outcomes for individuals with significant support needs, including customized jobs and self-employment, community rehabilitation providers that have shifted emphasis to integrated employment, and states that have made a substantial investment in Employment First policy and strategy. Despite these achievements, the promise of integrated employment has not been realized for many individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The number of individuals ...


Ten Elements Of Organizational Transformation: Strategies For Moving Towards Integrated Employment, Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, John Butterworth, Jonathan Lucus, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Ten Elements Of Organizational Transformation: Strategies For Moving Towards Integrated Employment, Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, John Butterworth, Jonathan Lucus, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

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This session will share ten key organizational characteristics necessary to strengthen competitive integrated employment outcomes. Get a first-hand look at the RRTC’s Organizational Transformation Toolkit and explore our Provider Employment Leadership Network, a yearlong facilitated Community of Practice of provider leaders in employment. In conjunction with The Arc of the United States, this PowerPoint offers ten essential elements necessary for successful organizational transformation, along with strategies for implementing each element.


2016-2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium: Exploring The Right To Die In The U.S., Margaret Pabst Battin 2017 University of Utah

2016-2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium: Exploring The Right To Die In The U.S., Margaret Pabst Battin

Georgia State University Law Review

This transcript is a reproduction of the Keynote Presentation at the 2016–2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium on November 11, 2016. Margaret Battin, is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.


Ending-Life Decisions: Some Disability Perspectives, Mary Crossley 2017 University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Ending-Life Decisions: Some Disability Perspectives, Mary Crossley

Georgia State University Law Review

This Essay considers the challenges to end-of-life decision-making that disability poses. I am perhaps an odd choice to offer the disability perspective on this or any topic, as I am able bodied and of sound mind, at least for the moment. For the past thirty years, however, I have puzzled over how people with disabilities experience the health care system in this country and how the health care system experiences people with disabilities.

This essay does two things. First, it briefly describes the nature of and basis for disability concerns about the liberalization of ending life decisions. This account is ...


Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates, Thaddeus Mason Pope 2017 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates, Thaddeus Mason Pope

Georgia State University Law Review

The purpose of this Article is to help improve the quality of healthcare decision making for the unbefriended. I hope that this comprehensive and systematic explanation of both the problem and the available solutions will empower both public and clinical policymakers to develop more informed and more circumspect policies and procedures


State Of The Science Paper – Engaging Families, Brief Summary, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

State Of The Science Paper – Engaging Families, Brief Summary, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

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This brief summarizes a paper (State of the Science: Engaging Families, 2017) that explores the role of families in individuals’ employment outcomes through a scoping literature review, as well as findings from a qualitative study involving family members and individuals.


State Of The Science Paper – Delivering The Most Effective Employment Supports: Organizational Design And Capacity Building, Brief Summary, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

State Of The Science Paper – Delivering The Most Effective Employment Supports: Organizational Design And Capacity Building, Brief Summary, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

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This brief aims to share information learned from two studies: 1) interviews with employment consultants; and 2) a Delphi process to determine what characteristics are most critical for organizational transformation from facility-based to community-based integrated employment for people with IDD. The relationship between study findings will be explored and a relational model will be introduced.


Rrtc On Advancing Employment: Bringing Employment First To Scale, John Butterworth, Amie Lulinski, ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Rrtc On Advancing Employment: Bringing Employment First To Scale, John Butterworth, Amie Lulinski, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

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In July 2017, ThinkWork conducted a State of the Science session the The Summer Leadership Institute hosted by The Arc of the United States.


The Rights Of Bar Examination Applicants With Disabilities In The United States, Edwin R. Hazen, Robert D. Dinerstein 2017 American University Washington College of Law

The Rights Of Bar Examination Applicants With Disabilities In The United States, Edwin R. Hazen, Robert D. Dinerstein

Robert Dinerstein

No abstract provided.


Implementing Legal Capacity Under Article 12 Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities: The Difficult Road From Guardianship To Supported Decision-Making, Robert D. Dinerstein 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Implementing Legal Capacity Under Article 12 Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities: The Difficult Road From Guardianship To Supported Decision-Making, Robert D. Dinerstein

Robert Dinerstein

No abstract provided.


Uber’S Dilemma: How The Ada May End The On-Demand Economy, Bryan Casey 2017 University of Massachusetts School of Law

Uber’S Dilemma: How The Ada May End The On-Demand Economy, Bryan Casey

University of Massachusetts Law Review

This article is the first to point out that a few relatively low-profile lawsuits involving Uber’s liability under the ADA could have an outcome-determinative effect on O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., the blockbuster employment misclassification case brought against the startup by its own drivers. Because both types of lawsuits hinge on the role that drivers play within Uber’s business model, a ruling in favor of ADA liability which compelled Uber to exert additional control over its drivers would also, in turn, jeopardize the drivers’ legal status as independent contractors. Such an outcome would be catastrophic to Uber ...


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