ProJo: Opinion/Pisciotta: RI continues to fail those with disabilities

By Laurie Pisciotta

Laurie Pisciotta is the executive director of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island.

In Olmstead v. L.C., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have an obligation to ensure that people with disabilities can live, work and receive support services in the least restrictive setting possible. An Olmstead Plan provides the framework through which a state intends to comply with this legal obligation. Rhode Island does not have a plan.

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