New federal legislation will create a clear legal right to a home and community services and supports alternative to nursing facilities and institutions. Administrative complaints and litigation based on the Olmstead decision have resulted in some progress, but these types of resolutions remain difficult, time consuming and cumbersome. It is time to take the next advocacy step and clarify the Olmstead decision under the law. Discuss and debate a new Title VI of the ADA creating a civil right to services and supports.
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