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Carroll College Remains Inaccessible

By |2020-03-13T09:22:15-06:00February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Almost 50 years after the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Catholic College has failed to prioritize accessibility despite the struggles that people with disabilities face on the campus. Carroll College has included accessibility in the Master Plan for the College, but has refused to create an action plan or designate personnel to oversee this process. Students, alum, former faculty, and community members have come together to tell their stories regarding the inaccessibility of the College. We will be sharing these stories here on our website. A new story will be available each day during the week [...]

Stop Blaming Mass Shootings on People with Mental Illness

By |2020-03-03T03:13:05-07:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Roberta Zenker, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Montana Last week our president proclaimed in the wake of two mass shootings that "mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun." DJT 8/5/2019. However, doctors and psychological experts agree that no direct correlation exists between mental illness and mass shootings. "Routinely blaming mass shootings on mental illness is unfounded and stigmatizing. Research has shown that only a very small percentage of violent acts are committed by people who are diagnosed with, or in treatment for, mental illness." Statement of American Psychological Association (APA)President Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, August 4, 2019. [...]