Virginia Program Under Civil Rights Office Scrutiny | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia Program Under Civil Rights Office Scrutiny

Play associated audio

In Virginia, a federal agency is scrutinizing a state program that provides financial assistance to disabled people.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Civil Rights office says in a letter to Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities that it will pursue action in the group's complaint against the state.

The group filed a complaint in May alleging that Virginia is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring auxiliary grant recipients to live in segregated group homes.

In its complaint, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities asked the Office of Civil Rights to investigate the matter, find that the state is violating the ADA and order Virginia to allow people living in integrated, community-based housing to receive state benefits.

NPR

'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year

Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
NPR

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.