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Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) intends to award at least one scholarship of $2500 to a law student who has shown commitment to helping promote meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the legal profession and by sharing a personal story of overcoming the adversity that persons with disabilities face in pursuing a legal…… Continue reading Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) 2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP
Disability Rights Washington is having their annual fundraiser: https://disabilityrightswa.ejoinme.org/breakingbarriers2020 Give, if you can…
My wheelchair ostensibly advertises my disability, so it is not ‘hidden.’ I am paralyzed from the neck down. I cannot move my hands or feet. The wheelchair is bulkier than most chairs, and as an attorney, my chair is inexplicably drawn toward the toes of opposing counsel. It’s an odd coincidence, really. Using a wheelchair…… Continue reading Disability, History, and Law: Celebrating Thirty Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
A concerned member wrote to me about fake ADA cards. Picture below. There is justifiable indignation toward people without disabilities claiming a fake disability, forging documents, and claiming a false entitlement. Please don’t print these out… There are so many reasons not to make these cards. I do not understand why someone would do it.…… Continue reading Masks and Fake ADA cards…
Washington Civil and Disability Advocate recently published its quarterly newsletter. It can be found at: https://www.wacda.com/wacda-news-may-2020
Members had a few suggestions on how to support protesters. If inclined, one can donate to bail funds… https://blacklivesseattle.org/bail-fund/ https://donorbox.org/ncbf Some members have directly contributed to people with disabilities who are protesting. *Disclaimer: We are sharing information on ways some members have shown support independently. WADA is not directly affiliated with these groups.
We would like to show our solidarity with the Black community in their stand for civil rights, justice, and respect. In the past, the Black community lent their support to the community of people with disabilities, and we would do the same. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to George Floyd, his family, and…… Continue reading Statement in Solidarity
The Washington Bar Association has great resources during this time: https://www.wsba.org/for-legal-professionals/member-support/covid-19
If you are looking for Netflix disability related content to watch, Crip Camp gives real perspectives on disability, identity, and what it took to get the regulations to the Rehabilitation Act signed. Judy wrote a book about her experience, and did an interview on the Daily Show. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/eo9k6n/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-judith-heumann—defying-obstacles-in–being-heumann–and–crip-camp—-extended-interview