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25th Anniversary of U.S. Olmstead vs. Supreme Court Decision
~Screening of Take Me Home by Sib Liz Sargent~  

Tuesday, June 18th 2024 | 10:45am - 12:00pm PT| Virtual 

On June 22, 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court found in Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead) that the unjustified segregation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

YOU ARE INVITED to participate virtually as The White House honors the 25th anniversary of the Olmstead decision.

 

Centered at the event are people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many DD Council representatives from across the nation will attend the gathering in person.

 

Festivities include a screening of the short film "Take Me Home" and conversations with disability advocates and senior Biden-Harris Administration leaders.

 

 
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Official Community Engagement Newsletter  

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Disability Community Engagement Newsletter
June 14, 2024

Join the Biden-Harris Administration in Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Olmstead v. L.C.
Supreme Court Decision

You are cordially invited to attend the White House Olmstead 25th Anniversary Observance. Following a film screening of ”Take Me Home,” we invite you to join us for a conversation with advocates and senior Biden-Harris Administration leaders:

  • Danté Allen, Commissioner, Rehabilitative Services Administration

  • Margarita Baquero, Trusted Disability Champion, ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia

  • Tony Coelho, Principal Author of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Bryan Dooley, Community Inclusion Specialist, Solutions for Independence

  • Jill Jacobs, Executive Director, National Association of the Councils on Developmental Disabilities

  • Emmanuel Jenkins, Vice Chair and Community Relations Officer for Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council 

  • Nicole Jorwic, Chief of Advocacy and Campaigns, Caring Across Generations

  • Chris Jorwic, Home and Community-Based Services User and Advocate

  • Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

  • Kevin Nuñez, Vice Chair, New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council

  • Tom Perez, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President, and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Liz Sargent, Director, Take Me Home 

  • Anna Sargent, Actress, Take Me Home 

  • Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor to the President and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator

When: Tuesday, June 18 at 1:45-3 PM ET.

Where: https://youtube.com/live/EYsDx5ogzLc

ASL will be provided. Access captions via StreamText when the event begins using this link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=BIS-WHO-7128848.

All are welcome!

 

Please join the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Olmstead vs. L.C.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 2-4 PM ET
Where: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_HyA2zv8BSwuBCXGChGmJZg#/registration 
 

Please join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead v. L.C. Supreme Court decision, which ruled that unjustified segregation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Speakers include federal agency leaders and people impacted by the Olmstead decision.


ASL and CART will be provided. If you need other accommodations to participate, please send an email to crt.reasonableaccommodations@usdoj.gov by Monday, June 17.

RSVP for the 
Biweekly Aging, Disability, and Health Communities Call

Topic:      White House Office of Public Engagement Biweekly Aging, Disability, and Health Communities Call
When:      June 27, 2024 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Where:     Register in advance for this webinar
https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_l3tvkai0S1m1I9m4zKzuPg

ASL and CART will be provided. 

From the Newsroom

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $343 Million to Modernize Transit Stations, Improve Accessibility Across the Country | US Department of Transportation

Office of Public Affairs | Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks on Justice Department Findings of Civil Rights Violations by the Phoenix Police Department and the City of Phoenix | United States Department of Justice

Res-Care / Equus to Pay $125,000 in EEOC High-Risk Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Case | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Sues PepsiCo for Failing to Accommodate and Firing a Blind Employee | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office of Public Affairs | The Office of the Pardon Attorney Releases New Presidential Pardon Application | United States Department of Justice

U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services and Justice Issue Letter of Findings to State of Rhode Island Over Improper Over-Hospitalizations of Children with Disabilities | HHS.gov

Keystone RV Company to Pay Nearly $100,000 in EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Washington State Department of Transportation Settles Disability Discrimination Complaint Filed With EEOC | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Sues All Day Medical Care Clinic for Discriminating Against Employee for Not Disclosing Disability During Job Interview | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

New Resources and Opportunities

ICYMI: National Council on Disability | From Fetal Surgery to Gene Editing: The Current and Potential Impact of Prenatal Interventions on People with Disabilities (ncd.gov)

June 20: 
Finding Your Advocacy Community: Stories and Insights From the Disability Community | ACL Administration for Community Living

Due June 17 - New Research Funding on Enhancing the Accessibility of Air Travel | ACL Administration for Community Living

Due June 17 - Funding Opportunities for Disability Employment Research Projects | ACL Administration for Community Living

Biden-Harris Administration Selects 99 Communities for Grants Aimed at Making Local Roads Safer; Invites Applications for Future Rounds of Funding | US Department of Transportation

Due July 8: 
CMS Funding for Health Care Coverage Navigators | ACL Administration for Community Living

Due August 5: ACL Announces $2.6 Million To Test and Evaluate Navigator Services in OAA-Funded Caregiver Support Programs | ACL Administration for Community Living

ICYMI: White House Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, senior Biden-Harris Administration officials hosted aging and disability advocates, technology leaders, and federal agency leaders from across the country to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor Neera Tanden, Assistant to the President and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Arati Prabhakar, Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Tom Perez, U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, and Joseph Nye, Desk Officer for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, provided remarks, highlighting the progress that the Biden-Harris Administration has made toward digital inclusion and accessibility.
 
Judy Brewer, Assistant Director for Accessibility, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, moderated a fireside chat with Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Sam Bagenstos, General Counsel, U.S. Health and Human Services, and Dr. Sachin Pavithran, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board, discussing deliverables from President Biden’s Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, including a final rule from the Department of Justice to improve accessibility of web content and mobile apps from state and local governments and a final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services updating regulations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability in health programs and activities.  Additionally, the convening highlighted the Office of Management and Budget Management-Memo on Strengthening Digital Accessibility of federal governments services and workplaces. The event was livestreamed and the recording can be found here.

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Best regards,

Anna Perng
Senior Advisor
The White House Office of Public Engagement

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