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Coleman Op-Ed: Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

This past Monday, the Syracuse Post Standard published an op-ed I wrote that gives a bit of the history behind the position that so many national disability groups have taken in opposing assisted suicide laws.  Our position often surprises people because we are also such strong supporters of self-determination by people with disabilities, but we … Continue reading Coleman Op-Ed: Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

National Council on Disability Will Consider Proposal to Address Health Care Decisions Policies that Threaten the Lives of People With Disabilities

The National Council on Disability met on May 6th at the Ed Roberts Campus in San Francisco.  This is a presidentially appointed Council that advises the Administration on disability policy.  The Council always offers opportunities for public comment, and NDY has been asking NCD to help lead efforts to address abuses in health care decisions … Continue reading National Council on Disability Will Consider Proposal to Address Health Care Decisions Policies that Threaten the Lives of People With Disabilities

DREDF’s Marilyn Golden Provides High Powered Public Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

The second of six expected meetings of the Institute of Medicine Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee was held on May 29 at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.  The topics addressed by the Committee include health care and long term services and supports issues facing people with chronic conditions and disabilities who may … Continue reading DREDF’s Marilyn Golden Provides High Powered Public Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee