Olmstead-A Case for Community Support

The 1999 Olmstead U.S. Supreme Court Decision declared that the unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities in discrimination. Yet, Illinois continues to institutionalize thousands of people with disabilities unnecessarily, failing to give them the choice to live in the community. This video chronicles the history that led to three class action civil rights cases against the State of Illinois. 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.