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Web Meeting on how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance

Disabled woman files Fair Housing suit against State Delegate March

DOJ files lawsuit against Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Virginia is settling a lawsuit regarding masking in public schools

Charlottesville Cardinals bring Wheelchair Basketball to Walton Middle School

Pregnant Women with Disabilities more likely to experience Partner Violence

Job Offer Taken Back from Woman with One Hand – Feds Say Now They Pay

Are you keeping up-to-date on your COVID vaccine?

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Web Meeting on how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance

Jan 5 2023

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 1 pm until 4 pm, EST, in which we will discuss how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance.  During this Community Meeting, you will hear from stakeholders who have engaged on Systems Change and how it has resulted in enhanced ADA compliance. Register Here

Disabled woman files Fair Housing suit against State Delegate March

Dec 23 2022

A disabled Christiansburg woman who is renting an apartment in a boarding house owned by state Del. Marie March, R-Floyd County, has filed a complaint with the Virginia Fair Housing Board against March and her company, Big Bear Properties LLC.  Read More

DOJ files lawsuit against Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Dec 23 2022

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On December 22, 2022, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit and the parties entered a consent decree in this suit against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) challenging its failure to reasonably accommodate a correctional officer with diabetes under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

Virginia is settling a lawsuit regarding masking in public schools

Dec 13 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) – The ACLU of Virginia announced Monday, December 12: Today the Commonwealth of Virginia affirmed that peer masking in Virginia public schools is a reasonable modification for students with disabilities that put them at severe risk if they contract COVID-19 as part of a settlement in the Seaman et al. vs. Commonwealth of Virginia et al. Read More

Charlottesville Cardinals bring Wheelchair Basketball to Walton Middle School

Nov 22 2022

The Charlottesville Cardinals team was at Walton Middle School demonstrating how they play and giving kids a chance to experience the game from their point of view. See More

Pregnant Women with Disabilities more likely to experience Partner Violence

Oct 19 2022

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A recent study by the University of Virginia says pregnant women with disabilities are more likely to experience violence in relationships.

“We also know that health care providers are less likely to discuss sexual and reproductive health care with this population, often viewing them as asexual. So, these women aren’t receiving critical information on contraception and other important aspects of sexual and reproductive health care,” Jeanne Alhusen said.

Women with disabilities also struggle to find help and resources if they do reach out for help.  Read More

Job Offer Taken Back from Woman with One Hand – Feds Say Now They Pay

Oct 18 2022

A woman was offered a job after passing a test with a perfect score. Then a staffing company took back its offer because the woman has one hand and they assumed she couldn’t do the work, federal officials say. As a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit, accusing the company’s branch in Orem, Utah of disability discrimination, according to the agency.  Read More

 

Are you keeping up-to-date on your COVID vaccine?

Oct 6 2022

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

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Let’s Talk – Living with a Disability

Sep 21 2022

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