Disability rights

Advocates: NY must protect people in group homes amid COVID

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York failed to provide desperately needed protective gear, testing and help with staffing for group homes serving residents with...
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Thu, 06/03/2021 - 9:35pm
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‘Some just can’t tolerate it’: Mary Cariola Center deals with state mask advice for kids

UPDATE : Early Monday evening, the New York State Office of Children & Family Services and the NYS Health Department issued a statement rolling back...
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Mon, 05/24/2021 - 3:19pm
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Connections: Discussing how President Biden's stimulus plan could impact people with disabilities

One aspect of President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is focused on helping people with disabilities. If passed, the American Rescue Plan would...
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Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:03am
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Disability community still fighting for independent living

Philipe Rivera goes by "Flip." He's 34 years old and has cerebral palsy. He has a tattoo on his arm, uses a wheelchair, and communicates through a...
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Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:41am
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Disability justice is part of the fight for racial equity, says advocate

When the pandemic reached Rochester, equity coordinator with the city government Luticha André Doucette says that she was concerned for her safety....
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Tue, 06/09/2020 - 2:15pm
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Connections: Previewing the first-ever Festival of Inclusion

The first-ever Festival of Inclusion kicks off on Sunday. The community-based event organized by the Golisano Foundation, Best Buddies, and Special...
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Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability - The value of respite programs

As part of Dialogue on Disability Week, we continue our series of conversations about inclusion and disability rights. This hour, we discuss the value...
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:28am
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Rochesterian advocates for equity despite facing racism, sexism, and ableism

For one Rochesterian, living with a disability as a queer black woman means navigating not only racism and sexism, but also ableism. Since she was a...
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:04am
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Connections: Disability rights activist Stephanie Woodward on disability pride

Local disability rights activist Stephanie Woodward recently wrote an opinion piece for the Spina Bifida Association about why she loves her disability....
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Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:19am
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Connections: Oscar Merulla-Bonn on disability rights

A local sixth grader is going viral in our community. At the age of 14 months, Oscar Merulla-Bonn was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. He's been...
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:08am
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