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Advocating for Reasonable Accommodation and Modification with Public Housing Authorities

A presentation overview of Public Housing Authorities and accessing Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications. PHAs administer 3.2 million government subsidized housing resources for low income households and people with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in PHA programs. Presented at the Midwest Regional Housing Forum by Ann O'Hara.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49829

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Is Community Care a Civil Right? The Unfolding Saga of the Olmstead Decision

This paper lays the groundwork for understanding the implications of the historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision in the case of Olmstead vs. L.C., which has far-reaching consequences for persons with disabilities. The paper reviews the critical components influencing the case. Also, the paper describes the federal and state responses to the ruling and concludes with a brief discussion of some legal issues that will be debated in the courts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49825

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Affordable and Accessible Housing: A National Perspective

Presentation slides from the Midwest Regional Housing Forum provide an overview of the Olmstead decision, implications of Olmstead, the population covered by Olmstead, as well as info regarding housing affordability for people with disabilities, key principles of supportive housing, housing resources and opportunities. The slides also provide potential strategis for housing under Olmstead.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49815

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State Long Term Care: Recent Developments and Policy Directions: 2003 Update

In this report, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) traces the budget issues that states confronted in 2002 and examines how they addressed those issues. The report also describes long-term care legislation enacted in 2002 and long-term care planning work that is under way in many states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49807

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Communities of Power Website

Communities of Power is a source of information about issues of importance in Michigan's Disability Community and maintained by the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC). MDRC works to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future. Full citizenship is the expected role that people with disabilities will play, and their hopes and dreams parallel those of citizens without disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49789

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Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America

Final report of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (issued July 22, 2003). The Commission is part of the \"President's New Freedom Initiative\" to eliminate inequalities for Americans with disabilities. The report outlines goals for mental health and recommendations for achieving them.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49783

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Workers Affected by Chronic Conditions

Workers are affected by chronic conditions in two critical ways — by their own conditions and by the need to care for family members with chronic conditions. Better health technology and disease management programs, as well as flexible work policies, are helping many people affected by chronic conditions function in the workplace. Changes in the workplace need not be expensive, and policies and programs that address the needs of workers are beneficial to employees and employers alike.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49771

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Building the Bridge from Client to Citizen: A Community Toolbox for Welfare Reform

A paper from the Asset-Based Community Development Institute demonstrates how five \"tools\" successfully used for community-building activities may be adapted to help former welfare recipients move toward economic independence and more fulfilling lives. Three of the tools are inventories and two involve support groups.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49765

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