2017 Press Releases

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

September 14, 2017 – The Bazelon Center welcomes new members to its Board of Directors. Read the release here. (PDF)

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. (PDF)

Read more on the background of this case and its implications for students with disabilities.

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 (PDF).

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 (PDF).

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 (PDF).