Success Stories

Ivis

When Ivis was discharged from a nursing home, she soon realized family members would not be able to provide support for her basic needs such as bathing and getting dressed. Ivis came to DRM seeking assistance in obtaining in-home services. Within three …

MD General Assembly Passes Bill to Eliminate Suspension for MD’s Youngest Students

With the passage of HB425/SB651 suspensions and expulsions for Pre-K through second grade students will be limited except in extreme circumstances. Schools must strengthen and implement currently used student support strategies such as creating behavioral intervention plans which are designed to foster …

Settlement Reached on MTA Mobility Paratransit System

After two years of data collection, litigation, and negotiation, Disability Rights Maryland (DRM), AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) have signed a settlement agreement to address issues with the MTA Mobility paratransit system. The Agreement was submitted to …

Darius

Darius was facing expulsion from his high school for a minor behavioral incident and was transferred to eLearning, where he received all of his instruction at home, in isolation, through a computer. DRM requested and represented Darius in a meeting at his …

Paul

DRM helped “Paul,” a 15-year-old in crisis, access DDA services so he can safely return to his mother’s home. Paul was a normally developing child before encephalitis resulted in intellectual disability, seizures, encephalopathy, and severe, aggressive and destructive behaviors. Firstly, DRM helped Paul obtain recommended …

DRM Investigates, Finds Abuse of Students with Autism

DRM successfully resolved the cases of nine students with autism who faced abuse and segregation in Harford County Public Schools. DRM was alerted to a situation in Harford County in 2014 involving a segregated classroom of young students with autism who had reportedly been sprayed …

Keisha

DRM successfully helped “Keisha,” who is blind, pave the way to employment. Keisha came to us because she was having difficulty obtaining employment, and attributed this difficulty to her criminal background that would arise during the hiring process. DRM successfully expunged her records, …

DRM & Venable Reach Proposed Agreement with DHMH

Two years ago, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) was sued by Jane Doe, an individual who, while in the custody and care of two separate DHMH facilities, was sexually assaulted twice, by two different patients, resulting in severe …