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Waskul settlement will greatly impact rural Michiganders with disabilities   Derek Waskul looking at photos at his parents’ home in Washtenaw County with a caregiver. Photo Courtesy of Cindy Waskul. By Lucas Henkel February 15, 2024 How one Michigan mom fought for her disabled son to receive proper care—and won.  “Family is reliable, but everybody needs to have a decent wage to pay their […]

Providers Who Care for People With Disabilities Deserve a Raise

This letter was originally published in the Syracuse Post-Standard. It has been adapted with permission from letter-writer Barbara Davis, a member of The Arc’s National Sibling Council. I am the sister and legal guardian of a sibling with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). She resides in Onondaga County in New York and receives services […]

Landmark Trial Challenging Regressive Voting Rights Provisions in Texas Senate Bill 1 Concludes

Plaintiffs argue state law discriminates against voters of color and voters with disabilities, threatening democratic foundations. San Antonio, TX – A six-week trial challenging regressive voting rights provisions in Texas’ Senate Bill 1 (S.B. 1) concluded with closing arguments today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The lawsuit asserts that […]

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