Thursday, June 21, 2012

Justice Department Commemorates Olmstead Anniversary with “Faces of Olmstead” Stories

June 21, 2012:

This week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., where the Supreme Court recognized that the civil rights of people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are violated when they are unnecessarily segregated from the rest of society.  The promise of Olmstead is that people with disabilities will have the opportunity to live like people without disabilities – to have friends, work, be part of a family, and participate in community activities.  As the Department of Justice commemorates the anniversary of the Olmstead decision and reaffirms our commitment to its enforcement, we are pleased to present “Faces of Olmstead,” a website profiling stories
of some of the thousands of people whose lives have been impacted by the Olmstead decision and the Department’s enforcement efforts. 

To learn more about the Olmstead decision and the Civil Rights Division’s enforcement activities, please visit our Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone website
.  For more information about the ADA, you may call our toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access the ADA Website at
Source: Listserv.

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