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17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision for Community Living for Individuals with Disabilities

Source: Administration for Community Living. June 2016
 
Seventeen years ago, on June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court decided in Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead) that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.
 
The case was brought by two Georgia women whose disabilities include intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

NJ Paid Family Leave - How Can We Make it Better?

NJ is one of only a few states that has paid family leave insurance for families who need to take family leave.  But it isn't being used as much as it should, and it isn't helping families as much as it could.  So how can we make it better?  The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), in collaboration with Advocates for Children of New Jersey, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, and other advocates, released the findings and recommendations from the New Jersey Parenting Project: Protecting Workers, Nurturing Families: Building an Inclusive Family Leave Insurance Program. This is

LEND Application Pending; Boggs Center Recruiting Possible LEND Family Trainees!

The Boggs Center of Excellence on Development Disabilities, in collaboration with SPAN and other partners, has submitted an application to serve as NJ's LEND project.  They are interested in recruiting family trainees. Family trainees would participate in NJLEND alongside graduate students in Dentistry, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, and Social Work. If we are funded, the program would begin in September and trainees would participate in NJLEND for 300 hours over the course of the academic year, ending in May.

17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision for Community Living for Individuals with Disabilities

Source: Administration for Community Living. June 2016
 
Seventeen years ago, on June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court decided in Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead) that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.
 
The case was brought by two Georgia women whose disabilities include intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

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