Today, June 22, is the 10th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, a landmark civil rights case decided by the Supreme Court. The court decided in favor of the plaintiffs, two women with psychiatric and developmental disabilities, that inappropriate institutionalization was discrimination on the part of the State of Georgia. The court also ruled that states must provide services to people with disabilities in an integrated setting, within certain limits.
Today we’re shining our Collection Spotlight on a short fact sheet from the U Penn Collaborative on Community Integration, a research and training center focusing on community integration for people with psychiatric disabilities. The document, What is “Olmstead” and how does it affect me? explains the case and breaks down the decision in personal terms.s Here’s the REHABDATA abstract.
What is “Olmstead” and how does it affect me?. .
NARIC Accession Number: O15975. What’s this? Download article in Full Text .
Project Number: H133B031109.
Source: University of Pennsylvania.
Publication Year: 2005.
Number of Pages: 2.
Abstract: Fact sheet discusses the Supreme Court’s 1999 decision in the case of Olmstead v. L.C, and how it affects the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities. The Olmstead decision promotes community integration by requiring states to provide services to people with disabilities in the community rather than in institutions.
Descriptor Terms: COMMUNITY LIVING, COURT CASES, DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION, PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES, STATE PLANS.
Get this Document: http://www.upennrrtc.org/issues/OlmsteadLTR.pdf.
In addition, we collected abstracts from our database, as well as PubMed, ERIC, and other sources, on Olmstead and its effect on community integration. You can read this issue of reSearch in HTML or PDF formats.
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