In February, 2014, Clallam Mosaic held a Parent/Caregiver Meeting to determine the gaps & needs of the community supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
A year & a half of work....
A History of Developmental Disabilities & Community:
Americans with Disabilities Act – promoted rights of mentally and physically disabled persons.
Olmsted vs L.C. – the United States Supreme Court ruled that “forcible
institutionalization violated the ADA” And it required states to now support disabled individuals to “stay in mainstream society”
Medicaid began offering assistance for housing in the form of waivers for those individuals who “waived” institutional care. These waivers pay for a majority of a person’s housing costs in the Developmentally Disabled Community. BUT they are hard to get as there are only so many $$ available to utilize for all.
Affordable Care Act – redefining how waivers can be used in what settings
In the Meantime....
Since the 1980’s the education system has been working towards inclusion throughout the individual’s school years
Please call us at:
Olympic Peninsula Extended Needs Housing
818 South L St.
Pt. Angeles, WA 98363
The Home & Good Life Team kicked off the first phase of fundraising activities on June 25th with a Town Hall Meeting. Over 40 people were in attendance. The meeting rolled out the "500 club" - A group of 500 donors willing to pledge $1,000 to the creation of the Why Not Us? Village. If you would like to join the 500 Club, please contact us!
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