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 Network Stands Ready After Federal Audit Finds Abuse and Neglect in Group Homes

    January 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued a report that found numerous incidents of abuse and neglect of people with developmental disabilities living in group homes. In response, NDRN Executive Director Curt Decker issued the following statement

    Press Release
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    National Disability Rights Network Responds to Report Detailing Abuse at Pennsylvania Facility

    November 2, 2017

    WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, NDRN member, Disability Rights New York (DRNY), issued a report entitled, “Abuse and Neglect of New York State Residents At Woods Services In Pennsylvania”. This report raised serious concerns with the treatment of New Yorkers who are placed out of state at the Woods…

    Press Release
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    NDRN Joins Amicus in Community Integration Case

    October 25, 2017

    NDRN joined six national disability organizations in an amicus brief supporting the critical role the U.S. DOJ plays in the enforcement of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a case involving the state’s policy of unnecessarily segregating children with disabilities by placing them in nursing facilities.

    Amicus Brief