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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

TAC is a national leader in assisting states to develop and implement systems-level approaches to increase community living options for people with disabilities consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision.

TAC's specific expertise includes:

  • Helping states understand their obligations under the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision and the ADA to provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to live integrated lives in the community.
  • Assisting states to meet requirements of Olmstead-related Settlement Agreements and court decisions.
  • Designing initiatives to proactively move individuals from institutional settings to integrated permanent supportive housing in the community.
  • Leveraging mainstream affordable housing and service resources, including Medicaid, to fund best practice community living options for people with disabilities.
  • Training and technical assistance for state hospital and community provider staff in preparing consumers to move to integrated settings.