is Freedom Clearinghouse?
nationwide network of
Mission is to use the Olmstead
decision to free all law abiding people with disabilities from institutions
to live in the community.
done it in Missouri. Find out how.
want what they want. And that's FREEDOM. An end to handicaptivity.
compelling new study finds
that a majority of nursing home inmates would live elsewhere if they
could. The study, from Access Living of Chicago and Loyola University's
Center for Urban Research and Learning, also finds that people with
disabilities who live in nursing homes often face daunting barriers
to living independently again. This
link will take you to a downloadable pdf file of that report.
are these people? What do they want?
Lying in the road, chained to a wheelchair, blocking
traffic on the main drag in Baltimore, Maryland, what did this man hope
shown here is nursing home survivor, one of hundreds of members of ADAPT
who, for two days in the autumn of 1991, blocked the doorways and driveways
and underground parking garages of the ten-block-square national headquarters
of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) in Baltimore, Maryland.
is a national organization of disability rights activists, people with
little or no money at all who practice civil disobedience to effect
social change. (The name "ADAPT" stands for "American Disabled for Attendant
Programs Today.") They don't seem to have a boss of any kind. And they
don't have a national headquarters, but they do have people power. And
they want to live in their own homes, not in nursing homes.
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your organization's blessing to the Freedom Clearinghouse effort,
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Clearinghouse is a project of
Free Hand Press, publisher
of Mouth magazine
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