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DRTx Files Brief Involving Suicide of Inmate with Mental Illness

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DRTx, joined by several other organizations, filed a friend-of-the-court Brief in the United States Supreme Court in a case where jailors placed a man they knew to be suicidal in a cell with a 30-inch telephone cord that the inmate proceeded to use to die by suicide. The Brief discusses the well-known and well-documented risks… Continue reading “DRTx Files Brief Involving Suicide of Inmate with Mental Illness”

Click bait or the real deal? What’s really true about the COVID-19 vaccine

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Have you ever seen a news title that got your attention, so you read the article and realize the headline had little to do with the full story? Sometimes news and social media posts may contain partial truths, misleading headlines, or the limited experience of a few people. When it comes to making decisions about… Continue reading “Click bait or the real deal? What’s really true about the COVID-19 vaccine”

Statement on 5th Circuit Court decision on stay in mask mandate ban lawsuit

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USCA Order: Attorney General Paxton’s emergency motion is GRANTED, and the district court’s injunction prohibiting the enforcement of GA-38 in Texas public schools is hereby STAYED pending appeal. (lt) Response from Dustin Rynders, Supervising Attorney at Disability Rights Texas: “We are disappointed by the 5th Circuit’s decision allowing Texas to continue enforcing the ban on… Continue reading “Statement on 5th Circuit Court decision on stay in mask mandate ban lawsuit”

Hiring People with Disabilities: It’s Good for Business

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October is National Disability Awareness Month. This year we have some exciting things planned, including a webinar and legal clinic on October 28, 2021 – “Asking for Workplace Accommodations: It Doesn’t Have to Be Spooky.” We’ll also be posting on social media helpful information such as employer toolkits, Know Your Disability Employment Rights resources for… Continue reading “Hiring People with Disabilities: It’s Good for Business”

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage month, which kicks off today and runs through October 15th, we wanted to share about some of the Hispanic disability advocates who are doing great things in the community for disability rights. Andrea Lausell Andrea was born with Spina Bifida lipomyelomeningocele, one of the least common forms of Spina… Continue reading “National Hispanic Heritage Month”