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Alabama Faces Expanded Lawsuits for Discrimination Against Disabled Children in State Custody

A series of lawsuits alleging systemic discrimination of children with disabilities in childcare facilities across Alabama have been broadened to include several key state agencies. The Alabama Department of Human Resources, the Alabama Department of Education, the Alabama State Board of Education, and several county DHR offices and directors have been added as new defendants in the lawsuits.

“These lawsuits are long overdue,” said Caleb Cunningham, an attorney representing the plaintiffs. “These children, like thousands of others, were entrusted to the custody of the State and, instead of learning and growing, were warehoused and stunted. Every child has the right to an education, and to deprive them of that is not only shameful but also in violation of the law.” 

Read more at Alabama Political Reporter

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