MISSION STATEMENT


OLMSTEAD NETWORK MISSION BOARD  


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DISABILITY INTEGRATION ACT (DIA)


COMMUNITY CHOICE ACT (CCA)


MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON 


SINGLE MOTHERS OLMSTEAD MISSION PROJECT


SINGLE MOTHERS SHELTER


FUNDS FOR LIFE


OLMSTEAD CAREGIVING / PERSONAL ASSISTANTS SERVICE


 

ABLE HOME AIDES 

ABLE HOME AIDES CONVENIENT INDEPENDENT LIVING PRODUCTS


ABLE HOME AIDES CATALOGUE

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OLMSTEAD TESTED PRODUCTS


ITEMS ON SALE 





 

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BACKGROUND OF THE 1999 SUPREME COURT'S OLMSSTEAD DECISION

 

The Olmstead Network grew out of the 1999 Supreme Court Olmstead Decision . This is one of the most important decisions made because it allows elderly persons, and persons with disabilities to live independent and fruitful lives. President Bush's Executive Order which, in order to place qualified individuals with disabilities in community settings whenever appropriate, "The United States seeks to ensure that America's community based programs effectively foster independence and participation in the community for Americans with disabilities." President Bush is leading the way in assuring that disabled and elderly Americans live in the best community setting by announcing the New Freedom Initiative on February 1, 2001, as part of a nationwide effort to remove barriers to community living for people with disabilities. On December 21, 2001, HHS presented President Bush with Delivering on the Promise: Preliminary Report of Federal Agencies' Actions to Eliminate Barriers and Promote Community Integration , thus allowing life, liberty and justice for all Americans.

 

BACKGROUND OF WHY THE OLMSTEAD NETWORK WAS STARTED.

Everyday people like BRUCE become disabled and have no accessible home to go to (click on this link to read about how Bruce had to die because nobody cares http://www.universalc.com/bruce.html ). For this reason, and others, the Congress of Disabled Persons Against Exploitation was formed. This is a non-for-profit organization, with several divisions, including  the Olmstead Network .

 

Persons with disabilities have human rights just like 'able bodied'. It doesn't matter how severe their disability is. They want love and they want to give love. Some grow-up to do great things for humanity, others share love. It doesn't matter how severe a disability is, each person has human rights and deserves to live in a community base setting.

 

Single mothers that are not sure if they want, or are capable of taking care of their unborn babies. We work with groups that support supportive housing while the babies are born and council them on their future. If the child has a disability at birth, we support their needs and insure a 'normal' fruitful lives. We aid single mothers become caregivers and share love. If you are a single mother seeking a place to live while solving problems, click here.

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NEW. Disability Integration Act To Be Introduced!

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we know there is still much work to get done so that people with disabilities can live in the community rather than be forced into nursing facilities and other institutions. To assure that people with disabilities have a real choice to avoid or leave institutional placement, our Olmstead Network partner, ADAPT, is meeting with members of Congress to coordinate introduction of the Disability Integration Act.

The proposed legislation establishes statutory civil rights language - comparable to the ADA - which requires states to change their policies, provide community-based services first, and offer HCBS to people currently in institutions.

Learn more about the proposed legislation here.

 


NEW; OLMSTEAD NETWORK MISSIONS aides ADAPT and the National Council on Independent Living File Amicus Brief in DOL Case

ADAPT and the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) filed an Amicus Brief in Home Care Association, et al v. David Weil, et al, the Department of Labor case regarding the companionship rule changes. The brief filed by ADAPT and NCIL details the detrimental effects the companionship rule changes will have on attendants and people with disabilities. Click here to read the brief.

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OLMSTEAD  ACCESSIBLE
HOUSING NETWORK


OLMSTEAD BUILDERS CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS


OLMSTEAD DISABILITY ART CULTURE PROJECT
for persons with disabilities and friends
 


OLMSTEAD COMPANION  SERVICE for persons with disabilities and friends


OLMSTEAD NETWORK MEDICAL  MARIJUANA & PAIN RELIEF RESEARCH CENTER


ADVOCACY TRAINING


 

OLMSTEAD NETWORK HEROES OF THE  DISABILITY MOVEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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