DRM Launches New Initiative to Answer Parents' Questions About Fall 2020
School Semester Amid COVID-19
DRM’s Education Team began hosting weekly Facebook Live Q&A sessions to answer parents' most pressing questions about distance learning for students with disabilities as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The live sessions are held Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with one Q&A held each month for Spanish-speaking parents.
This new DRM initiative is growing in popularity, drawing over 1,800 views by the end of September with nearly 55-60 attendees. Captioning is provided in real time and past videos are available on the DRM Facebook page with full captioning.Click here to view the past Q&A sessions >>
DRM’s Ben Jackson Speaks on Independence Amplified Maryland's Weekly Live Stream
DRM Staff Attorney
Ben Jackson, DRM staff attorney, appeared on Independence Amplified Maryland(I AM) to speak about voting rights and how this year's election presents additional barriers to exercising those rights within the disability communities. I AMis a weekly live stream presented by The Center for Independent Living and features speakers on the current issues that interest the disability community, families, and service providers. Click here to watch the video on YouTube >>
DRM’s Leslie Margolis Featured in ABA Journal for Effective Advocacy Against Restraint & Seclusion in Schools
Leslie Seid Margolis,managing attorney at Disability Rights Maryland (DRM), was featured in the ABA Journalfor her role in the passage of the American Bar Association (ABA) Resolution 103, which urges government bodies to establish and enforce legislation and educational policies that prohibit school personnel from using seclusion and restraints on students in preschool through 12th grade. She worked with the ABA Commission on Disability Rights over the past year to draft and edit Resolution 103 and was invited to speak in favor of the resolution at the ABA’s Annual Meeting on August 3, 2020.Click here to read the full post on the DRM blog >>
DRM Ensures Voting Drop Box and Polling Locations are Accessible
Thanks to the assistance of a DRM ally who identified a trashcan obstructing the path toaballot drop-off box in Frederick County, DRM successfully had the the barrier removed to insure accessibility.
Help DRM identify inaccessible drop box and ballot locations by contacting our voter hotline by phone at 443-692-2492; 800-233-7201 ext. 2492; TTY 410-235-5387, or by email at Voting@DisabilityRightsMD.org.