Tag Archives: independent living

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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The importance of the disability vote is featured in the next episode of ADA Live!

On July 6th, 2016 ADA Live! presents The Disability Vote:  The Sleeping Giant Wakes Up!  Continuing with the disability and voting theme (voting access), the upcoming episode discusses the disability vote, the importance of people with disabilities casting their vote, … Continue reading

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Money STILL Matters

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. It’s an important component to independence, whether you’re creating your first household budget or planning for a comfortable retirement. For people … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11

Caregiving: Living with the parents I’m losing to Alzheimer’s (The New York Times) In 2010, after several disturbing phone calls from and about her aging parents, Elizabeth Wolf moved back from Vermont to her parents’ home in New Jersey. She … Continue reading

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ACL Seeks Comments on NIDILRR Proposed Rule – due 2/19

As a reader of our blog, you may be interested in the following notice published by the Administration for Community Living (ACL): Today, ACL published a proposed rule to guide implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015: Latinos with Disabilities and Independent Living

Independent living helps provide equal opportunities to people with disabilities in relation to housing, employment, education, community participation, and so on. It is a worldwide movement of people with disabilities who are working toward self-determination and equal opportunities. Independent living, … Continue reading

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Independence Day for Everyone

Across the US, communities will celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, and fireworks displays. Since we’re also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, we’d like to take moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22

Funding: “Ice Bucket Challenge” has raised millions for ALS Association (The New York Times) The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). About 30,000 Americans have the disease, … 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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NARIC Exhibiting at the World of Possibilities disAbilities, Healthy Aging, and Independent Living Expo this Saturday, April 12th!

NARIC will be exhibiting at the World of Possibilities disAbilities, Healthy Aging, and Independent Living Expo on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville presented by Caring Communities, Inc. Come visit us! … Continue reading

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