New Senate Committee Report Finds That States Have Failed to Achieve Olmstead Objectives
Findings in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) report, “Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act,”
released last week, show that progress in providing health and
community based services for persons with physical disabilities and
mental illnesses has lagged significantly behind efforts for individuals
with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The report includes
12 recommendations to address this and the other findings.