Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the ADA

Community LivingIn July of 2013, Senator Tom Harkin as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions released a report showing that, 14 years after the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many states were still failing to live up to the community integration mandate included in that law. The report, titled “Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” was the result of requests for information sent by Chairman Harkin to all 50 states on the progress made to transition individuals out of institutions.

The 6 by 15 campaign seeks to improve the community integration of people with disabilities by encouraging states to implement the Community First Choice Option. Read more about our goal…