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This folder contains various informational documents related to Olmstead rights for people with disabilities. 

Note: this website attempts to use people first language and thus uses the term "person with a disability" rather than disabled or handicapped.


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  • The National Disability Rights Network reviews the successes of the last twenty-five years based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. It highlights the important work of protection and advocacy organizations that strive to assist people with disabilities.
  • Restoring Lives: Building Integrated Communities and Strengthening Support

    A Report of the 2012 Olmstead Implementation Best Strategies and Practices Policy Academy. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Legal Advocacy Organizations in Your State

    Links to legal advocacy organizations that may be able to assist in enforcing Olmstead rights.
  • 2013 Senate Report on Progress of Olmstead Across the Country

    Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act. July 18, 2013. United States Senate: Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Tom Harkin, Chairman.
  • Integrated Housing for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Know the Facts

    2014 policy brief published by Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) discussing the provision of integrated housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which is mandated by Olmstead under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Authors: Samantha Crane, JD Ari Ne'eman