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More Resources Related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and to the Olmstead Decision

The following resources from around the U.S. address a range of ADA and Olmstead topics:

  • ADA.gov. This Web site operated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, provides extensive information on laws/regulations, design standards, enforcement, rights, court cases, and other topics related to the ADA. It also includes directions and forms for filing discrimination complaints under the ADA with the Justice Department.
  • Job Accommodation Network. JAN offers online resources, as well as confidential technical assistance, for individuals with disabilities, employers, unions, rehabilitation professionals, and others on topics including rights and responsibilities under the ADA, job accommodations, and accessibility. Resources include the Employees’ Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act , Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act , and the guide for employers, Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Intellectual or Cognitive Disabilities.
  • Recorded Interview with Olmstead Plaintiffs Elaine Wilson and Lois Curtis. In this audio recording with photos, Elaine and Lois talk about their lives in the community after Olmstead, and about the experience of going to court. Created and curated by the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, as part of its Olmstead Modules series.
  • Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community.  This new report from the National Council on Disability reviews the research on outcomes for people with disabilities since the Supreme Court’s integration mandate in the Olmstead court case. The report can help guide State policymakers, service providers, people with disabilities, and their advocates in a collaborative effort to align support systems with Olmstead and with the requirements of Home and Community Based Services regulations.
  • Olmstead Rights. This Web site, created by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. in partnership with the National Disability Rights Network, is a place for everyone to learn about the Olmstead decision. It shares how the Olmstead decision has positively impacted people’s lives in their own words through stories, photos, and videos, and uses its “I am Olmstead!” campaign to spread the word about the greater opportunities for building lives of choice, meaning, and independence in the community. It also provides resources and information for self-advocates, family and friends of people with disabilities, and legal advocates.
  • ADA National Network. Through its 10 regional centers, the ADA National Network provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, regional, and national levels.