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Category: Local News

Protecting disabled adults at work and school

Dec 19, 2012
See news footage about a federal lawsuit filed by TEK on behalf of a woman with developmental disabilities who was raped at a developmental training program after her parents reported...

Village of Alorton pays East St. Louis woman $110,000 for overnight stay in inaccessible jail

Oct 8, 2012
The Village of Alorton has settled with a partially paralyzed woman after holding her overnight, confining her to an inaccessible jail cell, and forcing her to move up and down...

Lawsuit seeks to prevent needless institutionalization of dialysis patients

Jun 18, 2012
Hands holding each other over a table New technology, such as ipads and other tablets, are helping individuals of all ages live more independently and reach their academic and vocational...

Missouri considering new rules for hearing special education due process hearings

May 1, 2012
The Missouri House is considering a bill (SB 595) introduced in the Senate that would change the qualifications for hearing officers in special education due process hearings. http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=9266 Contact Us!

Edwardsville District 7 to cut expenses by moving students out of private placements

Apr 5, 2012
The Belleville-News Democrat reported recently that District 7 has decided that “students with autism and emotional disabilities will return to District 7 classrooms next year.”

Paralyzed Woman Sues Village of Alorton and Former Police Chief Michael Baxton

Dec 5, 2011
The Kennedy Hunt, P.C. filed ADA, Section 504, and Constitutional claims against the City of Alorton and former Police Chief Michael Baxton, Sr. on January 12 2012. The plaintiff is...