Living in the community

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Georgia stands to lose $33 billion in federal funding for Medicaid

Right now is a critical time for families who rely on Medicaid. Georgia stands to lose $33 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance...

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The Disability Cliff, article by Samuel R. Bagenstos

This excellent article was written by Samuel R. Bagenstos, a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, and an expert in disability law.  He served...

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Joint Letter Issued by DOJ and OCR Regarding DOL’s FSLA rule and Olmstead

On 12/15/14 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, together with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division...

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New Rules Could Close Sheltered Workshops

An article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Business Page on 9/14/14, (picked up from the Kansas City Star), reports that about 450,000 people nationwide...

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Community Options

We believe that all people should have “a good life,” including a home, friends, relationships, and jobs. The information presented here can help support a good...

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Statewide (Rhode Island) Settlement Agreement Addresses Integrated Employment

On April 8, 2014, the United States Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement with Rhode Island to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive...

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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Many People with Psychiatric Disabilities

The following press release is provided by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the National...

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Accessible Voting

Advocate In Your Community Issue: You have just moved into town and decide to drive around your new community to familiarize your self with the surrounding area....

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Employing People With Disabilities

Gov Markell (Deleware) has released his blueprint for his fellow Governors on increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities For details go to:...

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A Self Advocacy Story

My name is Joseph Morman.  When I was 49 years old I was diagnosed with a nerve disease and spent the next two and a half years in a nursing facility.  I began...