Olmstead / ADA

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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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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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Your Rights During Confinement in a Georgia Institution

Know Your Rights: a Summary of Your Rights During Confinement in a Georgia Mental Health or Developmental Services Institution Civil rights: You keep all of your...

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Your Rights and Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

Understanding Your Legal Status:  a Summary of Your Rights Pertaining to Civil Involuntary Mental Health Treatment I. If You are Confined in an Emergency Receiving...

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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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New Olmstead Settlement Agreement

The United States Department of Justice announced that it has entered into an interim settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island and the City of Providence...

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Service Animals and Housing

Advocate In Your Community Issue: Joe and Mary live in Harmony Gardens, a 15 unit apartment complex.  Joe, who is Deaf, just took possession of a hearing dog,...