Press & Media

DRM in the News

JUL 26, 2019 In Maryland prisons, solitary confinement is common and controversial -The Frederick News Post

JUL 5, 2019 “The money was fake. The police were real. It happened in an elementary school-The Washington Post

APR 18, 2019 “Bitty & Beau’s coffee location to open in downtown Annapolis” – Capital Gazette

APR 5, 2019 “MTA Mobility: Disabled riders are stranded for hours and on-time rate plummets amid contract changes” – The Baltimore Sun 

FEB 21, 2019 “Senators hear testimony on bills curbing restrictive housing for minors, pregnant women” – Frederick News Post

JAN 9, 2019 “Hearing aids for all adults now covered under Maryland Medicaid” – WTOP 

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 Price 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

Press/Media Inquiries:

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