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Court rules that Federal Disability Rights Class Action Against Charleston, West Virginia Can Proceed

The week of July 13, a federal judge denied Kanawha County Schools(KCS) motion to dismiss a civil rights class action lawsuit filed by The Arc of West Virginia on behalf of children with disabilities in the county. The lawsuit alleges that the school district, which educates children in the Charleston, West Virginia area, fails to provide effective behavioral supports to students with disabilities and sends them home instead of educating them in violation of federal law. Plaintiffs The Arc of West Virginia and parents of two students with disabilities are represented by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Disability Rights of West Virginia, Mountain State Justice, The Arc of the United States, and the global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP.


Read the press release here. Read more about the case here.

Finding the Right Help during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak

The outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has put many citizens in a place of uncertainty — Benefits.gov is here to help! In order to help families and individuals find the resources they need, Benefits.gov has released a new article, “Finding the Right Help during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak”. In the article, you will find helpful information on government benefits such as unemployment resources and healthcare coverage as well as resources for businesses and families.  For the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus outbreak, visit Coronavirus.gov to learn more about how to protect and prepare yourself and your community. 

Disability Rights of WV Fiscal Year 2020 Priorities and Objectives

Fiscal Year 2020 Priorities and Objectives (Download)

PRESS RELEASE - West Virginia, National Disability Advocacy Groups File Complaints Alleging Systemic Disability Discrimination in Kanawha County Schools

Press Release 6-25-19 (Download)

The Parent's Advocacy Guide to Special Education - 3rd Edition - is now available online!

3rd Edition Parent's Advocacy Guide (Download)

DRWV's Fiscal Year 2019 Priorities and Objectives

Fiscal Year 2019 Priorities and Objectives (Download)

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