ADA in Action

A U.S. District Court in Jacksonville has ruled that the state of Florida must provide Michele Haddad with services that will let her stay in her home.?? Haddad, who has quadriplegia from a motorcycle accident with a drunk driver in 2007, has successfully resided in the community since the accident, but is at risk of having to go to a nursing home due to changes in her caregiver situation. Haddad has been on the waiting list for Medicaid community-based waiver services for two years, and she told the state of her increased need for services.?? She was informed that community services would only be available if she was willing to enter a nursing home for 60 days. The court ordered the state to provide community-based services as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) integration mandate as set forth in Olmstead v. L.C. (Taken from
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