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504 Sit-in

The 504 Sit-in was a disability rights protest that began on April 5, 1977. People with disabilities and the disability community occupied federal buildings in the United States in order to push the issuance of long-delayed regulations regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Prior to the 1990 enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act was the most important disability rights legislation in the United States.

Genetics and abortion

The genetics and abortion issue is an extension of the abortion debate and the disability rights movement. Since the advent of forms of prenatal diagnosis, such as amniocentesis and ultrasound, it has become possible to detect the presence of congenital disorders in the fetus before birth. Specifically, disability-selective abortion is the abortion of fetuses that are found to have non-fatal mental or physical defects detected through prenatal testing. Many prenatal tests are now considered routine, such as testing for Down syndrome. Women who are discovered to be carrying fetuses with dis ...

Ashley Treatment

The Ashley Treatment refers to a controversial set of medical procedures undergone by an American child, Ashley X ". Ashley, born in 1997, has severe developmental disabilities due to static encephalopathy; she is assumed to be at an infant level mentally and physically. The treatment included growth attenuation via high-dose estrogens, hysterectomy, bilateral breast bud removal, and appendectomy. In June 2016, after 18 years of searching, Ashleys condition was determined to be the result of a de novo and non-mosaic Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the GRIN1 gene, which is implicated in n ...

Assisted suicide

Assisted suicide, also known as assisted dying, is suicide undertaken with the aid of another person. The term usually refers to physician-assisted suicide, which is suicide that is assisted by a physician or other healthcare provider. Once it is determined that the persons situation qualifies under the physician-assisted suicide laws for that place, the physicians assistance is usually limited to writing a prescription for a lethal dose of drugs. In many jurisdictions, helping a person die by suicide is a crime. People who support legalizing physician-assisted suicide want the people who ...

British Society of Oral Health and Disability

The British Society of Oral Health and Disability is an association devoted to bringing together those interested in the oral care of people with disabilities.

Communication assistance in Israel

Communication assistance in Israel, is supplied to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Israel by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, after the demonstrations of The Association of the Deaf in Israel, which were held from May 5, 2002 until June 12, 2002.


ⓘ Disability rights

  • media The disability rights movement is a global social movement to secure equal opportunities and equal rights for all people with disabilities It is made
  • Disability Rights UK is a UK pan - disability charity which was set up with the aim of representing the needs and expectations of disabled people in the
  • The Disability Rights Commission DRC was established by the British Labour government in 1999. At that time, the DRC was the UK s third equality commission
  • Disability Rights International DRI - formerly Mental Disability Rights International is a Washington, DC based human rights advocacy organization
  • Disability rights are not specifically addressed by legislation in New Zealand. Instead, disability rights are addressed through human rights legislation
  • A disability - rights activist or disability - rights advocate is someone who works towards the equality of people with disabilities Such a person is generally
  • Disability rights and policy in Japan have seen drastic reforms since the 1960s when the lack of rights of the disabled at the time began to be recognised
  • The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund DREDF located in Berkeley, California and Washington, DC, USA is a national cross - disability civil
  • This disability rights timeline lists events relating to the civil rights of people with disabilities in the United States of America, including court