Community living

Disability Rights Nebraska released a new position paper May 9, urging the state to follow through on a proposed plan to close Nebraska’s largest state-run institution for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Over the outcry of disability rights advocates nationwide, the United States House of Representatives voted 217-213 on May 4 to pass the American Health Care Act, rolling back most of the new protections for people with disabilities enacted under the 2010 Affordable Care Act and imposing...
A federal judge on April 19 granted a request for a preliminary injunction from Disability Rights Oregon, resetting hours for in-home care services recently cut by the state’s Medicaid agency for thousands of people with disabilities.
Equip for Equality and the ACLU of Illinois filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on April 7, seeking to enforce a 2011 consent decree concerning the state's funding of home and community based services for people with disabilities.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected on March 21 the state of Ohio's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses it of segregating people with disabilities in its residential and employment services.
Disability advocates and New Jersey state officials announced March 16 the completion of a long-running settlement, which greatly expanded the state’s offerings of integrated housing options for people with disabilities.
Recently, Thomas Andres was arrested in the Tri-Cities area while experiencing a mental health crisis. His mother told a news reporter that she had reached out to the crisis center two times prior to his arrest. This news comes one year after Marc Moreno’s death, and this week, on March 14, he...
Disability advocates are voicing opposition to a new policy brief, distributed by the House Republican Leadership last month, which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid-funded services for people with disabilities.
by Andy JonesJanuary 19, 2017