The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

OlmsteadRights.org

Date: 
07/02/2014
Author: 
Disability Integration Project, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

"The founder of the Disability Integration Project, Sue Jamieson, is the attorney who along with her colleagues at the Atlanta Legal Aid brought Olmstead v. L.C. on behalf of two women with mental illness and developmental disabilities from Georgia. The Olmstead case became the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark disability rights decision and has impacted the lives of millions of people – both with and without disabilities – across the United States.

We’ve created this website in collaboration with our partners and funders to be a place for everyone to learn about the Olmstead decision. We also share how the Olmstead decision has positively impacted the people’s lives in their own words through stories, photos, and videos. They have chosen to share their Olmstead stories with you and to declare, “I am Olmstead!” to spread the word about the greater opportunities for building lives of choice, meaning, and independence in the community thanks to the Olmstead decision. The website also provides resources and information for self-advocates, family and friends of people with disabilities, and legal advocates alike."

(From the About Us page)


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