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DRO, Oregon Law Center, JOIN and other community partners partnered to prevent 1000 people from losing their Social Security benefits by filing a lawsuit after the Social Security Administration shut down Safety Net payee services. A U.S. District Court judge has awarded attorney fees to the plaintiffs. ...more

This NPR talk show sets out the national debate on mental health. It includes sponsors of a House bill that would make it easier to force involuntary mental health treatment, and The National Disability Rights Network's Curt Decker. ...more

We now have Easy Voters' Guides and an audio Voters' Guide available on our website, for the May 20 Primary Election. ...more

The National Commission on Voting Rights needs to hear from YOU about your experiences voting. Please attend this Seattle hearing on Monday, April 28 if you are a voter in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana- and speak up! ...more

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Assistive Technologies Break Through Writing Barriers for Students with Autism, Cognitive Disabilities and Physical Challenges

Don Johnston, a leader in assistive technologies for students with special needs, released a new case study today titled, "Making a Difference for Students with Autism, Transforming Non-Writers into Writers Using Intelligent Word Prediction."

The case study and video showcase the extraordinary teaching efforts of Mrs. Murphy McBride, a special education teacher in the SCORES instructional resource program: (Social, Communication, Resources and Services) of Austin, Texas.  Some students do not speak or speak non-stop.  Many are verbal, but cannot write a single word.  Some cannot lift their arms due to a physical disability.  Some people thought these students would never write, but not Mrs. McBride.

Read the case study press release.

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