Latest Olmstead v. L.C. Stories

2014-07-02 16:24:31

HARTFORD, Conn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 130 people with mental illnesses currently housed in two nursing homes in Connecticut will be able to live in community residences and receive appropriate support services under a settlement approved today by a federal judge. Approval of the agreement was obtained by the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA), supported by the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and...

2010-06-28 06:54:00

Jonathan Young, Chairman WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's newsletter for June 2010: Message from the Chairman: I am truly honored to have been appointed by President Obama as Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD). I am delighted to be joined by seven new Members whose nominations were also confirmed by the U.S. Senate this Spring and our continuing Members appointed by President Bush. To learn more about our...

2010-06-24 14:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of Florida must provide Michele Haddad with services that will enable her to remain in her home, a U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, Fla., ruled Wednesday. Haddad, who has quadriplegia as a result of a motorcycle accident with a drunk driver in 2007, has successfully resided in the community since the accident, but is at risk of entry into a nursing home due to changes in her caregiver situation. Haddad, who has been on the...

2010-06-22 14:31:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Department of Justice: Good morning Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi and members of the Committee. Thank you for holding this hearing on the anniversary of the Olmstead v. L.C. decision, a ruling that has often been called the Brown v. Board of Education of the disability rights movement. Indeed, Olmstead was a landmark decision that recognized the civil rights of individuals with disabilities...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.