On December 18, 2015, Senator Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Disability Integration Act! This legislation (S.2427) is intended to assure that people with disabilities can live in the community rather than be forced into nursing facilities and other institutions.
This ground-breaking legislation establishes statutory civil rights language – comparable to the ADA – which requires public entities and Long Term Service and Supports insurance providers to change their policies, provide community-based services first, and offer HCBS to people currently in institutions.
Wondering what you can do to support the bill? Urge your Senators to sign on to the bill as a cosponsor.