Housing

Woman Hit With Bill After Brother’s Death At Institution

A New York woman who says her brother with intellectual disability was killed two years ago at a state institution where he lived is now being billed $11.67 million for the man’s care.

Group Homes’ Decision To Bar Newlyweds From Cohabiting Upheld

A federal judge has thrown out a discrimination claim from a married couple with intellectual disabilities who were denied the opportunity to live together in the same group home.

Barred From Living Together, Newlyweds Offered Joint Placement

More than a month after marrying, a couple with intellectual disabilities who were forced to remain in separate group homes may soon be able to live together.

States Get Ranked On Disability Services

Arizona is the place to be when it comes to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new national ranking.

Soon To Be Wed, Couple With Disabilities Sue To Live Together

As they prepare for their wedding, a New York couple with special needs is headed to court to fight for the opportunity to live together once they become husband and wife.

Institutions To Close Under Deal With Feds

In what Justice Department officials are hailing as their third landmark ADA agreement in as many years, one state will make strides toward enhancing community living for people with disabilities.

High-Tech Monitoring Allowing More With Disabilities To Live Alone

For much of his adult life, Jeremy Collins was heavily supervised in a group home. But today, the 31-year-old with Down syndrome has his own townhouse, all thanks to technology.

Community For Adults With Special Needs Ignites Debate

A retirement-style community just for individuals with developmental disabilities is moving forward, even as some remain concerned that the idea is nothing more than a fancy institution.

Closing Institutions Often A Political Nonstarter

Economics alone don’t appear to be enough to settle the emotionally-charged debate surrounding the future of institutions for people with developmental disabilities.

Feds Unleash Billions For Community Living

The federal government is opening the door to billions of dollars to help individuals with disabilities access care in the community as opposed to institutions.

People With Disabilities Confined Involuntarily For Decades, Suit Alleges

A class action lawsuit claims three Texas residents with intellectual disabilities have been institutionalized for a combined 130-plus years without any review and they may not be alone.

Homeless Shelters Suggested As Option For Adults With Disabilities, Parents Say

Some Indiana state workers suggested dropping adults with developmental disabilities at homeless shelters if they cannot be cared for at home, state legislators were told this week.

Senator Behind Independent Living Bill Defends Pelosi

The lawmaker who introduced legislation to expand independent living options is speaking out in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after self-advocates heckled her.

Pelosi Heckled By Disability Advocates

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resorted to yelling parts of a speech Tuesday over the voices of protesters in wheelchairs calling for “our homes, not nursing homes.”

Community Living Efforts Get Boost From Justice Department

In three separate actions Tuesday, the Justice Department called out a handful of states for allegedly failing to provide community living options for residents with disabilities.

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