The Brooklyn Development Center will close Dec. 31. The closure of the state facility is part of a long term goal of deinstitutionalizing the developmentally disabled and integrating them in the community in group homes.
Feb 2, 2015 The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
WalletHub recently released the "2014 Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities" to highlight the economic power of providing employment opportunities and livable communities for people with special needs.
Oct 7, 2014 WalletHub
Citing the estimated current cost of repairs as a partial reason for noncompliance with federal law, Caltrans heads to court against disability advocacy groups. The agency has failed to maintain or upgrade thousands of curbs and intersections.
Sep 18, 2009 Los Angeles Times
A huge but largely under-noticed portion of public transit money goes to paratransit -- equipment and services to transport disabled people. Now, cheaper alternatives are emerging.
Jul 28, 2009 Governing
After a New York Times article revealed an 'epidemic' of disability claims for retired employees of the Long Island Rail Road (the nation's largest commuter railroad), NY Governor Paterson announced he would have AG Cuomo launch an investigation.
Sep 23, 2008 The New York Times
About 500 disabled Americans have erected a tent city just outside of HUD's Washington, DC office. The group has staged the sit-in to protest housing costs that cannot be met with the incomes of many disabled citizens.
Sep 17, 2008 Desert News
<p>A psychology site reviews <em>Mental Health and Social Space: Towards Inclusionary Geographies</em>, a book by Hester Parr that looks at new ideas in including (or excluding) people with mental disabilities from public spaces.</p>
Aug 7, 2008 Metapsychology.com