According to Channel 10 TV new story aired January 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice is looking at possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Rhode Island. The investigation into agencies including the Fogarty Center, Cove Inc., and the Trudeau Center focuses on whether people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are being discriminated against, according to the Justice Department.
Read more about the action being taken against segregation around the country:
Ending Disability Segregation…Dale DeLeo
Dale DeLeo takes a look at the question, “can inclusion of people with disabilities be promoted without fighting to end existing segregation?”
Oregonians with Disabilities File Class Action Suit Against the Governor, State Officials
United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington and eight individuals with disabilities have filed suit against the Governor and other state officials to dispute segregated placement in sheltered workshops that pay less than minimum wage and offer no training services.
Sheltered Workshops No Better Than Institutions, Report Finds
A National Disability Rights Network report released in January 2012 states that people with disabilities who are placed in sheltered workshops are paid well beneath minimum wage, denied job training, and subjected to increased risk of abuse and neglect, all while some facilitators of such programs make large profits from their work and the state funding they bring in.
Vermont's Experience: Converting Sheltered Workshops to Employment Support
In an effort to provide truly integrates services to people with disabilities, the state of Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop in 2005 and now provides individual employment support and training to people with disabilities.
Federal Department of Justice: ADA Home Page
The Department of Justice talks about enacting the Olmstead Decision and integrated living as a major part of their efforts to enforce ADA.