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“The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods”

“The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods”

The Ability Center’s Advocacy Program recently published a booklet entitled, “The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods” with the sponsorship of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and Ohio Department of Medicaid. The booklet covers protections for people with disabilities in residential neighborhoods under the Supreme Court decision of Olmstead v. LC, in zoning and neighborhood planning, and under state and local visitability laws. The purpose is to make advocates and local governments aware of the laws that protect people with disabilities’ right to live in inclusive neighborhoods and give them tools to use in community planning. “We hope that these entities can use the tools in this booklet to create welcoming, integrated neighborhoods that include people with disabilities,” stated Katie Hunt Thomas, Disability Rights Attorney and author of the booklet.

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