Lawsuit claims state of Minnesota has underspent funds meant to serve the disabled

News Story (Minnesota)

Lawsuit claims state of Minnesota has underspent funds meant to serve the disabled

August 29, 2015 | Chris Serres | Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)
Thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities have been forced needlessly to wait months and even years for community-based services because the state has underspent more than $1 billion in public funds, according to a lawsuit.
Tags: Disability Rights | Health Care

Disability & Poverty: Breaking the Link

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Disability & Poverty: Breaking the Link

July 30, 2015 | TalkPoverty.org
July 26th marked 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Talley Wells, Director of the Disability Integration Project at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society talk about how far we’ve come—and how far we still have to go.
Tags: Disability Rights

Restraints and seclusion used improperly at St. Peter state hospital, group alleges

News Story (Minnesota)

Restraints and seclusion used improperly at St. Peter state hospital, group alleges

July 30, 2015 | Chris Serres | Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)
Minnesota’s troubled psychiatric hospital in St. Peter continues to restrain and seclude patients in ways that violate the hospital’s own policies, according to a report released Wednesday by Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center.
Tags: Disability Rights | Disability: Mental Health