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Amtrak Begins Compensating People with Disabilities Facing Barriers at Stations

Amtrak Begins Compensating People with Disabilities Facing Barriers at Stations – NDRN WASHINGTON, DC – People with mobility disabilities who encountered inaccessible Amtrak stations can begin submitting claims for monetary compensation. Claims must be submitted by May 29, 2021.  Amtrak created the compensation fund as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) which found the railroad

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DRRI Voting Information Updates

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of January 31st Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election La Secretaria Gorbea le recuerda a los residentes de Rhode Island que el 31 de enero es la fecha límite para inscribirse como votante From Rooted in Rights: People with assistants have equal voting rights *

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Federal Disabilities Partners Demand Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities

On Wednesday, Disability Rights Rhode Island issued a letter to Governor Gina Raimondo requesting an Executive Order to uphold healthcare rights for people with disabilities. An Executive Order would enforce the RI Department of Health policy allowing individuals with disabilities to have an essential support person accompany them in the

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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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