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Media Coverage

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools ban teachers' holding students face-down on the floor, Durham Herald Sun, September 6, 2017

Report calls lack of mental-health care in NC jails "deadly," Public News Service, August 11, 2017

Gov. Cooper appoints new members to boards and commissions, Office of the Governor, August 11, 2017

More than 150 NC inmates died in five years, Asheboro Courier-Tribune, August 11, 2017

151 NC jail inmates died in 5 years, many with mental illness, drug abuse, News & Observer, August 10, 2017

Report shows suicide rates in NC jails lead national average, WRAL, August 9, 2017

NC jail suicide rate exceeds national average, report says, News & Observer, August 9, 2017

New report: Suicide the leading cause of death in NC jails; NC worse than most states, NC Policy Watch, August 9, 2017

This week's "must read" about North Carolina government, NC Policy Watch, August 8, 2017

Jail Deaths: When NC Inmates Die Outside, Cases Avoid Scrutiny, Raleigh News & Observer, August 8, 2017

Blowing the Lid Off North Carolina's "IEP Cap," EdNC.org, August 7, 2017

Observations From Below: Where Everybody Knows Your Name, Huffington Post, July 31, 2107

Driver Discrimination? Mental Screening for Physical Disability Ticks Off Iowa Woman, Des Moines Register, July 25, 2017

Agency Monitors Burlington Camp Sex Assault, Burlington Times-News, July 21, 2017

Prior Sexual Assault Reported at Burlington Camp, Burlington Times-News, July 19, 2017

Business Removes Signs Designating Handicap Spaces for the 'Severely Disabled,' WECT, July 13, 2017

Protesters Tell Tillis: Vote No on 'Trumpcare,' WUNC, June 27, 2017

Lawsuit Alleges North Carolina Neglected Needs of People with Intellectual/Developmental Disability, Open Minds, June 18, 2017

Lawsuit Alleges State Neglected Needs of Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled, NC Health News, May 25, 2017

Disabled People Sue over Segregated Living, Inadequate Care in North Carolina, News & Observer, May 25, 2017

Lawsuit: NC Doing Too Little for Developmentally Disabled, U.S. News & World Report, May 24, 2017

From In re Gault to Raising the Age: There is Always Room for More Justice, NC Office of the Juvenile Defender, May 23, 2017

Why Parents of Kids with Special Needs are Fighting 'Bathroom Bills', Washington Post, May 16, 2017

Bill Would Make Mental Health Agencies Create Local Crisis Plans, NC Health News, April 28, 2017

Bill Steps Up Traffic-Stop Training, Red Springs Citizen and St. Pauls Review, April 22, 2017

Proposed State Bill Calls Assault on Police Officers a Hate Crime, Daily Tarheel, April 17, 2017

Mentally Ill Could Be Charged with "Hate Crime" under Proposed Bill, NC Health News, April 10, 2017

Dispute Resolution in Special Education Cases: Say what you need to say, with some ground rules, EdNC.org, April 3, 2017

Man Dies at NC Psychiatric Hospital of Apparent Suicide, News & Observer, April 1, 2017

High Court Ruling Raises the Bar, Ensuring Disabled Students Receive a Meaningful Education, NC Policy Watch, March 29, 2017

Lawmakers Move to Rein in Mental Health CEO Salaries, NC Health News, March 29, 2017

Foxx's Bill Lets Employer See Your Genetic Testing, WFMY, March 24, 2017

My Turn: The Importance of Protection and Advocacy for North Carolina's Disability Community, Gaston Gazette, March 16, 2017

A Compelling Argument for Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction, The Locker Room, March 6, 2017

Time to Stop Putting Kids with Disabilities in Adult Prisons, Asheville Citizen-Times, March 5, 2017

Observerations from Below: Time Keeps on Slipping... Into the Future, Huffington Post, March 2, 2017

NC Squandered Millions for Prison Mental Health Reform, Whistleblower Says, Charlotte Observer, February 23, 2017

After 13 Years in Solitary—and a Brief Reprieve—Prisoner is Sent Back, Charlotte Observer, February 16, 2017

ABLE Alliance Provides Breaks for Disabled Citizens, Daily Tarheel, February 16, 2017

Preparing for College: Students with Disabilities, EdNC.org, February 10, 2017 

Bryan Dooley: Fighting for Disability Rights Should be Bipartisan, Winston-Salem Journal, February 4, 2017

Federal Government Says NC Is Shirking Its Agreement to Help Mentally Ill People with Housing and Jobs, News & Observer, January 19, 2017

Order Sought to Compel NC to Move People from Adult Care to Independent Housing under Olmstead Settlement, Winston-Salem Journal, January 17, 2017

A, B, Seeing Eye Dog: The Right of Students to Have Services Animals in the Classroom, January 9, 2017

Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Service Animals, Cabarrus County Independent Tribune, January 9, 2017

Resolving Issues with IEP Implementation, EdNC.org, December 19, 2016

North Carolina Agrees to Settlement for Children with I/DD and Mental Illness, Open Minds, December 11, 2016 

Letter to the Editor: Carr Mill Inaccessible, Chapel Hill News, December 8, 2016

A Big Step Forward for Children with Complex Needs, Lincoln Times-News, December 2, 2016

Mental Health CEO Defends His Salary at Legislature, North Carolina Health News, November 30, 2016

Disability Rights NC Scores a Win for NC's Most Vulnerable Children, Jefferson Post, November 26, 2016

Panelists Discuss Access, Social Justice, Guilford College, November 11, 2016

People with Disabilities Face Barriers to Vote, Blake Richardson Blog, November 3, 2016

Students with Disabilities - Parents Need to Think Twice Before Seeking Guardianship, EdNC.org, November 3, 2016

Disability Rights NC Reaches a Settlement with State on Care for Children with Complex Behavioral Health Needs, WUNC, November 3 & 4, 2016

Disability Rights NC Scores a Win for NC's Most Vulnerable Children, NC Child Blog, November 3, 2016

Help for Most Severe Mental Health Cases, Women AdvaNCe, October 19, 2016

Bullying: Another Challenge for Students with Disabilities, EdNC.org, October 3, 2016

New Employment Opportunities for Youths with Disabilities, EdNC.org, September 9, 2016

Access for All: Making Voting Easier for People with Disabilities, WRGC, September 7, 2016

Special Education Team Impact System, NC Bar Journal, Fall 2016

New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late, NC Health News, August 31, 2016

Ending Solitary for Juveniles, Prison Commissioner Cites Use of Evidence-based Alternatives, NC Health News, June 21, 2016

NC Prisons to End Solitary Confinement for Youthful Offenders, Greensboro News & Record, June 15, 2016

Drivers with Disabilities May Find Road Ahead Cleared, NC Health News, June 13, 2016

NC Unveils Plan to Prevent Inmate Suicides, Charlotte Observer, June 3, 2016

HB2's Other Victims: The Disabled, The Daily Beast, May 19, 2016

Disability Group Seeks Ban on Youth Solitary Confinement in NC Prisons; Top State Official Agrees, News & Observer, January 26, 2016

Decision on Proposed CenterPoint Merger Could Come in March, Winston-Salem Journal, January 12, 2016

Feds: NC Violated Settlement Over Mental Health Services, WRAL, November 23, 2015

More NC Adults are Becoming Wards of the State, WUNC, November 18, 2015

Easter Seals Cited for Not Reporting Sexual Assault at Wilson Group Home, WRAL, November 15, 2016

Proposed Cuts to Mental Health Services Rankle State Officials, Lawmakers, Advocates, NC Health News, November 17, 2015

Where's the Money? A Local Mental Health Provider Takes $1.2 Million from the State, Doesn't Pay Its Employees, Indy Week, September 30, 2015

Breaking Down the NC Medicaid Overhaul: A Mix of Health Care Models, WFAE, September 25, 2015

Handling of Mental Patients Reviewed, Greenville Daily Reflector, September 21, 2015

Budget Funds Mental Health Reforms in Some Prisons, WRAL, September 17, 2015

NC Has Will for Prison Reform, Requires Millions, WRAL, August 23, 2015

Capital Tonight: Use of Solitary Confinement, TWC News, August 13, 2015

Community Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA, Camel City Dispatch, July 26, 2015

25 Years After ADA, Advocates Say Work Remains, Asheville Citizen-Times, July 23, 2015

The Unstable or Mentally Ill Find Spotty Care in Wake County, News & Observer, June 6, 2015

Woman Says Hotel Denied Her Room Due to Service Dog, WNCN, May 5, 2015

Bill Making Assaults on Teachers a Felony Raises Questions, WRAL, April 14, 2015

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