DRM In the News


NOV 20, 2020:Baltimore County Council rejects bill that affordable housing developer said would kill Towson project” – Baltimore Sun

OCT 22, 2020:‘No win’: Parents of Maryland special ed students worry about online learning” – Baltimore Sun

OCT 1, 2020:ABA will advocate to end unreasonable restraints, seclusion and searches of children” – ABA Journal

SEP 29, 2020:Proposed 2021 bus service changes would leave 13-mile transit gap between Annapolis and Baltimore” – Capital Gazette

SEP 26, 2020:The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning” – ProPublica

AUG 3, 2020:Children should be protected from unreasonable restraints, seclusion and searches, ABA House says” – ABA Journal

JUL 29, 2020:Maryland school superintendent Salmon faulted for poor leadership, communication” – Baltimore Sun

JUL 29, 2020:Marylanders push for mail-in ballots to be automatic, critics cite voter fraud or mistakes” – 47abc

JUL 26, 2020:Private special ed schools can restrain kids with disabilities 1,000s of times. Parents might not know.” – USA Today

JUL 23, 2020:Calls for reform to mental health crisis response” – wmar2news

JUL 22, 2020:Maryland schools superintendent stresses ‘local flexibility’ for fall reopening, doesn’t mandate virtual start” – Baltimore Sun

JUL 14, 2020:General Election: It won’t be ‘As normal as possible’” – Dorchester Banner

JUL 1, 2020:Baltimore Police officers shoot man after responding to behavioral crisis, officials say; man in critical condition” – Baltimore Sun

APR 29, 2020:Patients getting stuck in state psychiatric hospitals because of coronavirus obstacles | COMMENTARY” – Baltimore Sun

APR 21, 2020:Disability advocates push Hogan administration for pledge to protect rights if ventilator use is rationed” – Baltimore Sun

MAR 25, 2020:Maryland school closures extended through April 24 for coronavirus” – Baltimore Sun

MAR 9, 2020:Investigation into the death of Central Special student found child neglect ‘more likely than not’ a factor. So what happens now?” – Capital Gazette

MAR 2, 2020:Stranded: Blind Passengers Say Some Ride Share Drivers Still Refuse to Pick Them Up” – NBC4 Washington

FEB 26, 2020:Lawmakers Look to Minimize Solitary Confinement in Prisons” – Maryland Matters

JAN 31, 2020:Five things you should know about Kirwan Commission recommendations for Anne Arundel” – Capital Gazette


DEC 16, 2018 “Investigation into inmate’s suicide faults Maryland women’s prison’s treatment of people with disabilities” – The Washington Post

DEC 16, 2018 “Investigation into prisoner’s suicide focuses on treatment of disabled inmates” – WTOP

DEC 14, 2018 “Investigation into inmate’s suicide faults Maryland women’s prison’s treatment of people with disabilities” – The Baltimore Sun

DEC 14, 2018 “Advocates say women’s lockup failing disabled inmates” – WTOP

NOV 23, 2018 “Thirteen-year-old activist with autism wants to close seclusion rooms at schools”  – NBC News

OCT 10, 2018 “Disability Rights Maryland” – Comcast Newsmakers

OCT 2, 2018 “An Evening with the Arts” – Baltimore Snap

AUG 14, 2018 “Views from the Field: Medicaid and Long-Term Care” – Medicaid Supports Maryland

AUG 5, 2018 “Straw-less summer”: Balancing sustainability and disability rights on the Eastern Shore” – Salisbury Daily Times

JUNE 14, 2018 “Change Inc. helps those with developmental disabilities get to the polls” – Carroll County Times 

JUNE 12, 2018 “Baltimore City School Board Adds New Policy for Officer-Student Interactions” – CBS Baltimore

MAY 25, 2018 “OSI Grantees Push for Youth-Friendly Miranda Warning” – OSI Baltimore Justice Report

MAY 21, 2018 “Voter Outreach Forum – Accessibility” – C-SPAN

MAY 2, 2018 “Disability Rights and the Power of Individual Advocacy” – WYPR, Life in Balance

APR. 19, 2018 “Apartment complex denies boy’s support animal” – WMAR Baltimore

MAR. 6, 2018 “Advocates Urge Lawmakers: Fund Developmental Disability Services” – Columbia Patch

FEB. 8, 2018 “Privatized public housing in Baltimore improperly evicting tenants, complaint alleges” – The Baltimore Sun 

JAN. 2, 2018 “Wico. Co. leaders look to address school concerns” – ABC 47


DEC. 7, 2017 “Advocacy groups seek changes to ‘solitary confinement’ in MD prisons” – The Daily Record

NOV 29, 2017 “Meet OSI Fellow Munib Lohrasbi: Prisoner Protection and Advocacy Committee” – WYPR

NOV 20, 2017 “Disability rights md. names new executive director” – The Daily Record

NOV 15, 2017 “Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board” – The Baltimore Sun

SEP 23, 2017 “Nowhere to go: young people with autism languish for weeks or longer in hospitals” – The Washington Post

JUL 28, 2017 “Baltimore residents, groups weigh in on who should be the consent decree monitor” – The Baltimore Sun

JUL 27, 2017 “Baltimore police add crisis response team” – The Baltimore Sun

MAY 22, 2017  “Baltimore public housing plan needs scrutiny, oversight” – The Baltimore Sun, Op Ed

APR 17, 2017 “How suspensions hurt students with disabilities and Maryland’s youngest learners” – WYPR

MAR 23, 2017 “AHCA a costly blow to Maryland health care” – The Baltimore Sun, Op Ed

MAR 22, 2017 “Bill curbing suspensions, expulsions of youngest Maryland students nears final approval” – The Baltimore Sun

MAR 20, 2017 “MSDE school discipline proposal fails students” The Baltimore Sun, Op Ed

MAR 17, 2017 “Baltimore consent decree advocates say transparency still necessary” The Daily Record

MAR 8, 2017 “Maryland sends 5 teens to facility long scrutinized for discipline practice” – The Washington Post

MAR 6, 2017 “Maryland bill limits school suspensions for its youngest students” – WUSA 9

FEB 1, 2017 “Wicomico schools settle with feds after complaints of discrimination” – The Baltimore Sun

JAN. 24, 2017 “MTA agrees to improve mobility/paratransit service in settlement” –  The Baltimore Sun

JAN. 24, 2017 “MTA reaches tenative deal on alleged ADA violations by paratransit program” – The Daily Record


DEC. 16, 2016 “Maryland state agencies to stop sending youths to Good Shepard, group home” – The Baltimore Sun

DEC. 3, 2016 “Police shooting in Waverly extremely disturbing” – Baltimore Brew

DEC. 3, 2016 “Auditors: State wrongly charged disability residents millions in fees” – The Baltimore Sun

DEC. 2, 2016 “DRM Attorney Lauren Young discusses ways police can better deal with mental illness” – WBAL Maryland News Podcast

DEC. 1, 2016 “Police should rarely be first responders for those in a mental health crisis” – The Baltimore Sun, Op-Ed

NOV. 30, 2016 “Audit: Disabilities agency overcharged patients” – WYPR

OCT. 7, 2016 “Mental health facilities agree to policy changes after sexual assualt” – The Baltimore Sun

SEPT. 29, 2016 “Presidential Election Voter Forum for the Disability Community” – WMDT

SEPT. 20, 2016 “Teen Girl Dies After Incident at For-profit Group Home” – ProPublica

AUG. 31, 2016 “DOJ Report and People with Disabilities” – The Marc Steiner Show

JULY 29, 2016 “Disabled Residents Sue Prince George’s County Housing Authority” – NBC Washington

JULY 28, 2016 “Disability rights group sues Prince George’s County Housing Authority” – The Daily Record

JULY 19, 2016 “Rebranding the Maryland Disability Law Center” – The Daily Record

JUNE 15, 2016 “HUD Secretary speaking at disability rights conference” – FOX 45 Baltimore

FEB. 25, 2016 “Subminimum Wage Bill Sparks Discussion” – Baltimore Jewish Times


All press and media inquiries should be directed to:

Robin Murphy, Executive Director:   410-727-6352 ext. 2482

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free legal services to Maryland residents with disabilities of all ages. We advocate for the legal, civil and human rights of people with all types of disabilities, and provide technical assistance on disability rights issues to an array of stakeholders. DRM was formerly known as Maryland Disability Law Center.

Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills to Ban Suspension of Young Learners and to Create a Commission to Study Restorative Practices

DRM Reaches Agreement with MTA Mobility Paratransit System

DRM and Venable Reach Agreement with Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

Joint Release on Disability Findings of DOJ’s Investigation of Baltimore City Police

DRM Executive Director on Marc Steiner Show discussing disability aspects of DOJ’s Letter of Findings on Baltimore City Police Department