Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Olmstead

June 22, 2024 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C. VOR is proud to have helped support Choice in this decision, having submitted an amicus brief that defended the rights of those with the most severe I/DD to receive care in ICF settings as the most integrated environment appropriate to their needs.
 
The Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration for Community Living, and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice are presenting a celebration of their own on June 20th from 2 - 4 pm (Eastern). We urge our members to register for the event, to view it as it streams live, to see where their interpretations of Olmstead might differ from ours. To register, go to: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_HyA2zv8BSwuBCXGChGmJZg#/registration
 
We also urge our members to read the Olmstead decision (VOR's amicus is cited on p.605) and to review other Olmstead materials at: https://www.vor.net/get-help/more-resources/item/olmstead-resources-2

VOR Comments to PCPID March, 2024

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities is meeting on March 21, 2024. In advance of that meeting, the committee has requested that any concerned parties submit comments.
Unfortunately, the committee has limited comments to 1500 characters, perhaps a reflection on how much input they want from those they claim to represent.
Click below to read VOR's full comments to the PCPID, and for information as to how you may attend the meeting online.

VOR's March Networking Meeting

March 25, 2024 - 5 pm Eastern, 4 pm Central, 3 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific - on Zoom
This month's topic: "How can we better communicate and connect with others in-state"
Click below for more information and to view a video of the meeting