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Questions of Discrimination

Before someone can practice law, they must not only graduate from law school but pass the state’s bar exam. Currently, 41 states include questions in their bar exam application asking about the applicant’s mental health history, diagnosis or treatment. If an applicant answers “yes” to these questions, they are required to fill out a form revealing private information and may be forced to turn over confidential treatment records before being allowed to take the bar exam. The video below discusses the impact these questions have on applicants and the diversity of the legal profession.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
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March 2016 469 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key protections of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) from kindergarten to college in plain English.

  • Topics: College Preparation, Disclosure, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Civil Rights and Legal Protections
  • Duration: 4 min
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October 2015 32297 College Preparation, Disclosure, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Civil Rights and Legal Protections

Disability Vote

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana, Disability Rights New York, Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, and Disability Rights Washington, which operates this Rooted in Rights YouTube channel, are all part of the federally funded protection and advocacy system and members of the National Disability Rights Network.

  • Topics: Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, High Expectations, Independent Living, Voting, Community Inclusion
  • Duration: 5 min
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August 2015 1225 Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, High Expectations, Independent Living, Voting, Community Inclusion

History of the Disability Movement in the United States

A dry but informative presentation by University of Kansas Professor Michael Wehmeyer that characterizes the history of people with disabilities, particularly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as having 3 distinct waves. Firstly, the Professional Movement, predominant from 1850 to mid 20th century; secondly, the Parent Movement that emerged in the 1950s; and thirdly, the Self-Determination Movement.

  • Topics: Community Inclusion, Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Community Supports, Family Support, Health, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination, Special Education, Transportation
  • Duration: 9 min
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February 2015 372 Community Inclusion, Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Community Supports, Family Support, Health, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination, Special Education, Transportation