Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, National
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: Support Centers, IOLTA-Funded
Tags: Disability Rights
Acronym or short name: DREDF
Founded in 1979, DREDF is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. DREDF envisions a just world where all people, with and without disabilities, live full and independent lives free of discrimination, and the organization seeks to realize this vision by confronting the deeply embedded prejudice, paternalism, and economic and social disenfranchisement suffered by Americans with disabilities.
Guided by core principles of equality of opportunity, disability accommodation, accessibility, and inclusion, DREDF’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
PRESS/RESEARCH FROM THIS SOURCELAAC Member Story
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund wins landmark case on diabetes care in California public schoolsDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
February 1, 2014
After seven years of litigation to the California Supreme Court, the decision was a critical victory for the estimated 14,000 California schoolchildrenwith type 1 diabetes.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Lisa M. Krieger
San Jose Mercury News
August 18, 2015
Legislators propose a similar assisted suicide bill in a special health care funding legislative session, bypassing the regular Assembly Health Committee.
News Story Joseph Mayton
September 9, 2015
California lawmakers approved AB-15, which is similar to the recently failed SB-128, giving terminally ill patients the ability to end their lives.
LAAC Member Story
Last year, the National Council on Disability (NCD) released Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities, a report researched and written by Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF).
News Story Abby Jackson
May 5, 2015
Civil rights groups, including NAACP and DREDF, oppose opt-out movement targeting Common Core testing.
Investigative , News Story Jane Meredith Adams, John C. Osborn
April 19, 2015
EdSource Today's investigative report into a "behavioral emergency" system found a consistent increase in the use of this type of discipline against students with disabilities.
News Story Danielle Ohl
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Advocate groups including the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are in a national coalition against assisted suicide or death with dignity laws.
TRAININGS FROM THIS SOURCE
This session will focus on preparing advocates to compare and contrast different “disability” definitions, to assist with disability rights issue-spotting in a variety of practice contexts.
MCLE: 1 hour
2016 Disability Civil Rights Law Series: Providing Legal Services to Clients with Disabilities (With Focus on Mental Health)Mar 18, 2016
This is the second in a series of Disability Rights Law webinars that will offer an overview of relevant legal authority, as well as advocacy tips and practical resources.
MCLE: 1 hour (Elimination of Bias)
This session will address current jurisprudence as to the applicability of general federal and California disability civil rights laws to a range of technology contexts, including the Internet.
MCLE: 1 hour
2016 Disability Civil Rights Law Series: Select Medi-Cal Eligibility, Enrollment and Managed Care Issues for People with Disabilities in CaliforniaNov 17, 2016
Presenters will discuss some of the pitfalls that continue to confront Medi-Cal applicants and beneficiaries, even as the program has undergone significant changes over the past several years.
MCLE: 1 hour
“Structured Negotiation” is a way to achieve a win-win resolution of legal claims while avoiding the need for lawsuits. Your clients gain a forum outside the courtroom where stories matter and they can feel heard. Opposing parties gain a way to do the right thing without conceding legal violations.
MCLE: 1 hour
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