Posts

Supreme Court Nominee May Spell Trouble for Disability Rights

On Monday, July 9th, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (1). Because Justice Kennedy was often a swing vote in cases involving civil rights, many have noted that his replacement could greatly impact future rulings related to minority groups. Since Kavanaugh’s nomination, several major disability organizations…

Back-to-School: Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities

As the back-to-school season begins, many students are looking for scholarship opportunities. As part of our Back-to-School series, we want to highlight foundations that offer scholarships for students with disabilities. Scholarships for Students with Disabilities The 180 Medical Scholarship Program helps young adults with spinal cord injuries, transverse myelitis, spina bifida, neurogenic bladder, or an…

Michigan Is the Only State That Needs Intervention in Special Education, According to Recent Federal Report

A recent evaluation by the U.S. Department of Education concluded that the state of Michigan requires intervention due to its failure to meet the federal special education requirements outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In fact, Michigan was the only state slated for intervention (although some other states also failed to meet…