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"The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
Advocates For People With Developmental Disabilities
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News Reports affecting people with disabilities, 2016:
N.J. scraps Return Home program for disabled adults
Texas and Arkansas avoid Georgia example
Federal Documents affecting people with disabilities:
Supreme Court Olmstead Decision
- How states should handle their institutions. 1999.
Americans with Disabilities Act OF 1990, as amended
- the current text of the Americans with Disabilities Act. amended 2008.
State Documents affecting people with disabilities:
State Operations Manual Appendix J - Guidance to
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals
with Intellectual Disabilities
- December 6, 2013
Froberg Law Primer
- What is the Froberg law?
- Author and date Unknown.
Developmental Disability Service System Task Force
- January 9, 2013
Our right in law to have and use
Developmental Disabilities in Washington: Increasing
Access and Equality
- July 21, 2013 -- Audit report
The Closure of Frances Haddon Morgan Center: A Quality
- February 1, 2012
DSHS Diversion Committee
- Requested admissions to
RHCs and denials
2010 RHC Client Assessment
- RHC clients rated by age
placement choice and acuity
How Oregon failed disabled Adults
- What happened to
people after Fairview closed. -- Author and date
DSHS wants to copy Oregon's failed closures
-State Court of Appeals addresses DSHS
Secretary's authority over RHCs.
Roads to Community Living
- Washington State’s version
of Money Follows the Person Federal
The System of Supports for People with Developmental
Disabilities Briefing Report
RHC Efficiency Facts
- RHCs key in continuum of care.
Closure Study Response
- Counter to Davis-Deshaies
Study. Action DD, 1/2010.
Washington fails to protect
- Adults with disabilities
loose protection. Disability Rights of Washington.
RHC Closure FAQs
- ADSA provides questions and
answers. ADSA, 1/2010.
Reforming care for DD
- Governor Gregoire proposes
RHC closure. 2/2010.
- Death rates between RHCs and
community. DSHS, 2/2010.
Myth vs Fact
- Arc shows myths and facts about RHCs.
Rainier School Respite
- A vision of respite care.
RHC closure Events
- Arc outlines SB 6780 in hand out.
The Arc 2/2010
Power Point Slide Shows:
(Requires MS Power Point)
Yakima Valley School
- Action DD's Presentation to the legislature. 3/2009.