Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is a disability justice movement working to transform communities.
MDRC Staff Person has issued a set of documents as part of her health care collaboration that outline important dates in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and discussions of important policy issues for Michigan in the future.
The files are stored in a Shared Dropbox folder:
The Department of Justice Launches a New Site Focused on Community Living
In 2009, the Civil Rights Division launched an aggressive effort to enforce the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., a ruling that requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure that persons with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. President Obama issued a proclamation launching the "Year of Community Living," and has directed the Administration to redouble enforcement efforts. The Division has responded by working with state and local governments officials, disability rights groups and attorneys around the country, and with representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services, to fashion an effective, nationwide program to enforce the integration mandate of the Department's regulation implementing title II of the ADA.
ADAPT is an organization of disability activists who believe in Action. Around for several decades, they first worked for accessible transportation until the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and signed. For the last 20 years, ADAPT has focused on making community supports for community living a reality. Their call is:
"Our homes, not nursing homes".
Right now (May 2) and all this week, ADAPT is conducting its spring Action in Washington D.C to make individually controlled community support a reality. You can follow the action at:
Learn about this critically import fight and join in!