The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into an interim settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island and the City of Providence that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately 200 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This first-of-its-kind agreement addresses the rights of people with disabilities to receive state- and city-funded employment and daytime services in the broader community, rather than in segregated sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs with only other people with disabilities. Here is a link http://www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_cases_list2.htm#ri

To find out more about the ADA, this settlement, or the Civil Rights Division’s effort to enforce the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at  800-514-0301  or  800-514-0383  (TDD), or access its website at http://www.ada.gov/olmstead/index.htm