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UN disability rights treaty rejected by Senate

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Friday, December 7, 2012.

Bad news came to disabled people around the world when the United Nations-sponsored treaty for disabled-people’s rights failed in the Senate this month.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was negotiated by President George W. Bush and was signed by President Barack Obama back in 2009. It was voted on Dec. 4 and failed by a 61-38 vote. The White House issued a statement saying it was “disappointed” that the treaty did not pass.

Signed by 155 nations and ratified by another 126, the treaty was modeled after the […]

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Violation of disabled parent’s rights getting media attention

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, November 30, 2012.

According to a new report released by the National Council on Disability, disabled parents across the nation have had their children taken away from them by social services because of their disabilities. To many child-welfare experts, they are simply trying to keep the child’s best interests in mind. People in the disability-rights community however say that this could be interpreted as a form of discrimination if the issue is not addressed soon by legislatures across the nation.

“Parents with disabilities continue to be the only distinct community that has to fight […]

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