January 23, 2018 – The Bazelon Center announces a new partnership with Steptoe & Johnson LLP to counsel and support students facing discrimination on their college and university campuses due to their mental health disabilities. Read the release here.
January 22, 2018 – The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law announces the appointment of Holly O’Donnell, as the organization’s new CEO. Read the release here.
December 20, 2017 – The Bazelon Center condemns the passage of the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill repeals a crucial part of the Affordable Care Act that ensures protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including people with disabilities, and leaves millions without health insurance. Read the release here.
December 5, 2017 – Lowe’s Companies, Inc., in partnership with the Bazelon Center and others, announced it has modified its process for evaluating and screening online applicants for jobs to ensure people with mental health disabilities can more readily be considered for opportunities. Read the release here.
November 9, 2017 – The Bazelon Center, The Arc of Ohio, and The Arc of the United States submitted an amicus brief to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in support of Ball v. Kasich. Read the release here.
October 11, 2017 – The Bazelon Center joins parents and advocates to sue the state of Georgia over separate and unequal education for thousands of students with disabilities. Read the release here.
March 22, 2017 – The Bazelon Center releases a statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.Read our statement here.
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March 16, 2017 – Bazelon Center, Disability Rights New Jersey and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner announce completion of settlement that transformed the state’s mental health system. Read the release here.
January 25, 2017 – Bazelon Center Announces Expert Disability Rights Advocate as New Managing Attorney Mark Murphy Brings 30 Years of Experience to National Legal Advocacy Organization. Read the release here.
January 10, 2017 – Bazelon Comments on SCOTUS Case Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District The Bazelon Center weighed in on Supreme Court case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, one of the most important education cases in decades. Read the release here.