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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of individuals with disabilities to a life within their community. The Olmstead v L.C. (527 U.S. 581) … Continue reading

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12 Years after the Olmstead Decision, Olmstead Champion Lois Curtis Meets the President

On Monday, June 20th Olmstead champion Lois Curtis visited with President Obama in the Oval Office marking the 12th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court discussion in the Olmstead v. L.C. case in 1999.  The Olmstead decision helped to … Continue reading

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NARIC Spotlight: What is “Olmstead” and how does it affect me?

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 … Continue reading

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