Tag: Americans With Disabilities Act

Disability Rights Florida Settles Landmark Lawsuit Against Florida Department of Corrections for Systemic Violations of Disability Laws

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 7, 2017, TALLAHASSEE – Disability Rights Florida, Florida’s federally funded Protection and Advocacy organization for individuals with disabilities, has settled an historic federal lawsuit against…

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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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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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The National Down Syndrome Society and Disability Rights Florida Say #LetGarrettFight

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Garrett Holeve, a 24-year-old man with Down syndrome, has been denied his right to an equal opportunity to compete in amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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Protecting Service Animal Access

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rep. Jimmie Smith filed HB 849 to help protect the rights of people with disabilities, including veterans, to use their service animals.

In…

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