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GROUPS APPLAUD NEW DEPT. OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE ON PROVIDING SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

In response to concerns raised by attorneys and advocacy organizations that remote learning during COVID-19 related school closures was, in violation of the laws that protect some vulnerable students with disabilities, causing significant educational harm, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Angélica Infante-Green has issued important policy guidance to school

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DRRI Voting Updates

DRRI Voting Information Updates

From Rooted in Rights: People with assistants have equal voting rights * Important Voting Update from DRRI, June 1, 2020 Important Voting Updates from DRRI, May 6, 2020 Important Voting Changes Due to COVID-19, April 27, 2020

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K.L. v RICESE

DRRI represents the plaintiffs in Rhode Island Federal Court in K.L. v RICESE.  In this case, the Plaintiffs brought suit against the state to ensure that students with disabilities continue to receive special education services until the age of 22.  Before this case was brought, Rhode Island was not providing those services until age

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Liberty v. RIDOC

Liberty, et al vs Rhode Island Department of Corrections, et al, RI Federal District Court Case 1:19-cv-00573 On October 25, 2019, Disability Rights Rhode Island, in conjunction with the National Prison Project of the ACLU and the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as cooperating counsel for

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DRRI - COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Updates

As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, epidemic impacts all people in Rhode Island and the country, Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI) remains dedicated to our mission to protect and advocate for the rights, safety and well-being of people with disabilities. We are doing what is necessary to continue our work serving people with disabilities in

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Class Action Lawsuit Charges RI Department of Corrections with “Inhumane” Constitutional Violations Against Prisoners with Mental Illness

Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI, formerly the R.I.Disability Law Center) and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project (ACLU) and its Rhode Island Affiliate (ACLU-RI), today filed a federal class action lawsuit against the R.I.Department of Corrections (RIDOC) alleging multiple constitutional violations of the rights of prisoners

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