The Olmstead Project: Virginia

History

Background

The United States Supreme Court decided the Olmstead v. L.C. case in 1999. To learn more about the case, click below:
Olmstead Decision

The Olmstead case was decided under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a comprehensive piece of legislation signed into law in 1990 to make society more accessible to people with disabilities. For more on the ADA, please visit the website:
ADA

President Bush issued an Executive Order entitled "Community-Based Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities" in 2001 as part of the New Freedom Initiative. For more information and presentations on national Olmstead initiatives, please visit this page:
National Initiatives

Many other states have developed their own initiative in response to the Olmstead decision. Click below to learn about other state initiatives:
Other States

This website contains a large number of acronyms. The glossary below is designed to serve as a quick reference for any acronyms that may not be familiar:
Glossary