Video -- A Case for Community Reform in Illinois

This video chronicles the history that led to three class action Olmstead cases against the State of Illinois. The Olmstead Supreme Court decision declared that the unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities is a form of discrimination. Yet, years after the ruling, Illinois continued to institutionalize people with disabilities and failed to give people with disabilities the choice to receive supports in the community. As a result of the consent decrees in these cases, thousands of people with physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities will be given a choice to live in the community rather than institutions.