Olmstead Assessment & Compliance

Together, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1999 Olmstead decision and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) oblige states to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to live integrated lives in the community. States must both understand these obligations and take action to develop and implement systems-level approaches toward achieving this end.  

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TAC is a leader in helping states understand these obligations, helping states with proactive Olmstead plan development and implementation. Our consultants frequently serve as court monitors and expert reviewers, assisting states in successfully meeting the requirements of Olmstead-related settlement agreements and court decisions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment of systems capacity to support individuals as integrated members of their communities
  • State Olmstead and ADA compliance, and meeting obligations under related settlement agreements and court decisions
  • Initiatives designed to proactively move people with disabilities from institutional settings to supportive housing in the community
  • Leveraging Medicaid and other mainstream resources to create housing and services that promote community living
  • Needs assessments and strategic planning to increase supportive housing
  • Research and adaptation of best practices to specific populations and communities
  • Partnership and consensus-building to support effective community integration
  • Training and TA to support institutional and community provider staff in preparing individuals for community living
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