November 30, 2010

DRI finds children and adults with disabilities disappeared, trafficked, and abused in Mexico’s psychiatric facilities and orphanages

Press can download DRI’s Media Kit by Clicking Here Click here to watch ABC Nightline Coverage Click here to read about DRI’s investigation in the New York Times Abandoned and Disappeared: Mexico’s Segregation and Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities (2010) English PDF Spanish PDF Accessible Text Version MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – November 30, […]

November 23, 2010

Sign our Petition to Close the Judge Rotenberg Center

Washington, DC–November 23, 2010– Disability Rights International has partnered with People First of New Hampshire to host a petition calling to end the torture of children and young adults with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Massachusetts. JRC practices a form of aversive therapy that is unique in the United States. JRC‘s practices are […]

October 28, 2010

DRI granted a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Watch our testimony live on the web tonight at 5:45 PM (EST) Washington, DC – October 28, 2010 – In countries throughout the Americas, Disability Rights International (DRI) has documented some of the most egregious violations of the human rights of children with disabilities. Because of their disability and a lack of community services, these […]

October 20, 2010

Paul Steven Miller (May 4, 1961 – October 19, 2010)

It is with great sadness that we at Disability Rights International (DRI) mourn the death of Paul Steven Miller, a former DRI board member and a legend in the disability rights movement in the United States. Paul died at his home on October 19, 2010,  following a long illness, surrounded by his family and friends. […]

October 2, 2010

Disability Rights International’s “Torture, not Treatment” Op-Ed Published in The Washington Post

October 2, 2010, Washington, DC– An op-ed authored by Disability Rights International president Laurie Ahern concerning the egregious abuses taking place against children with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, was published today in The Washington Post.   The Washington Post Disabled children at Mass. school are tortured, not treated By Laurie Ahern […]