#CultOfCompliance – Compelling Compliance for Psychiatric Disability

Here’s a disturbing and complex manifestation of the cult of compliance:  Starting next week, San Francisco will be the fifth county in the state to implement Laura‚Äôs Law, the measure that allows judges to force severely mentally ill people to get treatment.The measure is targeted toward people who are resisting care and have a history … Continue Reading#CultOfCompliance – Compelling Compliance for Psychiatric Disability

Call for Stories: Neighbors Trying to Control Your Disabled Child

Yesterday I published a brief post on Flowers v. Gopal, in which some rich California folks are trying to declare a neighboring autistic child a public nuisance. I’ll have more to say about the case, including answering the, “but but he wasn’t a nice kid!” comments I’m getting (short version: If he didn’t have autism … Continue ReadingCall for Stories: Neighbors Trying to Control Your Disabled Child