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Disability Advocates Pursue Action Against Jacksonville Zoning Restrictions

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

An area zoning ordinance discriminates against those with mental illness, claims a federal lawsuit filed last week by Disability Rights Florida, the state’s  designated protection…

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Monday, October 05, 2015

October 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Celebrated each October, NDEAM educates and raises awareness of disability employment issues.…

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Motorist With Multiple Sclerosis Sues to End Discriminatory Medical Review

Thursday, October 01, 2015

On August 14th, Disability Rights Florida filed suit in federal court against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles on behalf of a…

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Settlement Could Offer More Options for People with Mental Illness

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The state Department of Children and Families has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Florida and move toward providing more options for…

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Floridian with Visual Impairment Seeks Adoption of Rules to Assist with Food Stamp Applications

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Kathryn Cosson, a 52-year old Food Stamp recipient with a visual disability from Walton County, has filed a formal petition with the Department of Children…

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Survey: Voters with Disabilities

Thursday, September 24, 2015

It may seem like there is plenty of time before the 2016 Election, but the primaries in Florida are less than six months away! Disability…

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Medicaid Beneficiaries Sue Over Implementation of Medicaid Managed Care Program

Thursday, September 24, 2015

On August 27th, a lawsuit was filed against the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) on behalf of five individuals enrolled in Florida’s new Statewide…

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Anthony James DePalma Promoted to Director of Public Policy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Disability Rights Florida is pleased to announce the promotion of staff attorney Anthony James DePalma to Director of Public Policy. Mr. DePalma will be responsible…

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W.…

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Children: Medicaid, CMS and Managed Care Delays, Denials, and Confusion about Covered Services

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Accessing Medicaid coverage and services for children with disabilities or special health care needs has never been easy. Keeping up with your rights and responsibilities…

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Disability Advocates Resolve Litigation with Florida Department of Corrections

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Disability Rights Florida and the Florida Institutional Legal Services Project of Florida Legal Services announce that a settlement has been reached in their lawsuit against…

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Do You Have Concerns about the Driver’s License Medical Review Process?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Getting and keeping a license to drive a vehicle is how many of us access the community or hold a job, especially where public and…

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Survey: We Want to Hear From YOU!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Disability Rights Florida, Florida's statewide protection and advocacy system and client assistance program, is developing its goals and objectives for the upcoming 2016 fiscal year…

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How Was Your Voting Experience?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Did you vote in 2014?

Sharing your voting experience will help advocates make sure each future voter, regardless of disability, is able to cast…

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Department of Corrections Sued over Inmate Abuse at the Dade Correctional Institution

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

September 9, 2014


Florida Institutional Legal Services Project, Disability Rights Florida, and Holland & Knight, LLP, have filed…

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