DOJ files Olmstead lawsuit against Mississippi

Wednesday, August 31, 2016The Department of Justice sued the state of Mississippi on August 11, accusing it of “unnecessarily and illegally” institutionalizing hundreds of people with mental illness daily in its state hospitals. “When individuals with mental illness receive the services they…

26 years later – The ADA is not a suggestion

Tuesday, July 26, 2016July twenty-sixth will mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, our “Emancipation Proclamation.” This sweeping law was the result of decades of work by activists committed to the idea that everyone has a place in society. It…

More than a hundred disability rights protesters arrested in Washington D.C.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Sen. Charles Schumer meets with ADAPT protestors
Disability rights activists stormed the nation’s capital last week, demanding that the federal government do more to deinstitutionalize people with disabilities. “I was in a nursing home and I have too many brothers…

Olmstead turns 16

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Notorious RBG
The Supreme Court’s most celebrated decision upholding the rights of people with disabilities is now 16 years old, and its impact is being felt more strongly than ever. Historically, people with disabilities have been locked up in…

Judge rejects Minnesota Olmstead plan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Minnesota to improve Olmstead plan
U.S. District Judge Frank Donovan, in a ruling issued May 6, ordered the state of Minnesota to continue improving its plan for integrating thousands of previously institutionalized people with disabilities. In 2011, the Minnesota…

Dozens arrested at protest for community living

Tuesday, September 23, 2014PDF of “Dozens arrested at protest for community living Galaxy Lesson Title Dozens arrested at protest for community living E-Newscast Video Link  http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=21849 Video Length Two minutes and thirty-five seconds Grade Level High School & Above Summary Hundreds of protesters…

Dozens arrested at protests for community living

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Protesters Fight for Community First Choice Option
Hundreds of protesters converged in Little Rock, Arkansas from September 14 through 17 to demand improved community services for people with disabilities. “The Supreme Court in its Olmstead Decision affirmed that people with…

Dozens arrested at protest for community living

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(Video) Celebrating fifteen years of Olmstead

Monday, September 15, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
It has been 15 years since the monumental Olmstead decision by the Supreme Court, which found that individuals with disabilities have a right to receive services outside of institutions, and to be fully integrated into their communities.

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