CPR uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to promote the integration and full community participation of people with disabilities and all others who are devalued in today’s society.

News

  • April 2, 2021
    On March 30, 2021, CPR joined Disability Rights Nebraska, the Arc, the National Federation for the Blind, and a coalition of Nebraska stakeholder organizations in filing a supplement complaint with the federal Health and Human services Office of Civil Rights concerning TestNebraska, the State’s COVID-19 testing program
  • March 19, 2021
    With generous support from Massachusetts Health Decisions, CPR has produced an informational resource on COVID-19 vaccine safety and access.  This plain language Q&A responds directly to questions posed by a diverse group of individuals with disabilities and family members during six listening sessions hosted by CPR in the winter of 2021.
  • March 18, 2021
    On March 9th, 20201, we held our "COVID-19 & The Disability Community" webinar where participants had the opportunity to hear from several panelists and have their questions answered about the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • March 3, 2021
    CPR along with our partners, Mass Advocates Standing Strong, The Arc of Massachusetts, The Boston Center for Independent Living, The Disability Policy Consortium, The Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and Mass Families Organizing for Change held multiple virtual listening sessions the disability community's questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • February 24, 2021
    The Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) has resolved a disability discrimination complaint against the MedStar hospital system. Complainant William King is a 73-year-old man with communications-related disabilities, who was refused access to his designated support person during a lengthy hospital stay.