Community Integration

A Life in the Community

Progress has been made around the country to ensure that individuals with disabilities who want to live, work and play in the community can do so. But there are many who still think that large institutional settings are the “safest” place for people with disabilities. We believe that segregating people with disabilities, in order for them to receive services, is wrong and dangerous.

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    Disability Rights Florida Monitors Facility Housing Unaccompanied Migrant Children

    July 11, 2019

    In a new video, Disability Rights Florida attorney Peter Sleasman describes what led these children to end up in U.S. custody and what he observed during the P&A’s monitoring of the Homestead facility.

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    When Nicholas’ Services were Cut, Disability Rights Ohio Helped Get them Restored

    July 8, 2019

    Nicholas was excited when he received an Individual Options (IO) waiver so he could live in his community with his brother and sister-in-law.But then he and his family had difficulties finding service providers that could give him the 24/7 care he needed. When his county's Board of Developmental Disabilities…

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    NDRN Joins Amicus in Community Integration Case

    July 5, 2019

    NDRN and eight other national and local disability and civil rights groups filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs on the claim that the City must provide comprehensive transition services to facilitate moving people from institutions into community-based independent living arrangements.

    Amicus Brief