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Pod Cast Listings

Stephanie Sanford with KACIL and Olmstead Celebration

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Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson

Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson to learn more click here.   Lois and Elaine were the two ladies that were in the Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W. case.

Stephanie Sanford with KACIL (Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living) highlights the upcoming Olmstead Celebration in Topeka. KACIL represents several Centers throughout the state of Kansas.

KACIL is a membership organization that brings the centers together. The work to advance the rights of people with disabilities in the community and at the state level.     

The celebration KACIL is planning  will be on Wednesday, June 22nd from 1-3pm at the Brown v. Board of Education Museum at 1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka.

Stephanie explained the effect of the case, " It essentially said people with disabilities have a qualified right to live in the community." One impact this bring to people is, "We have the tools now to help a lot of our brothers and sisters who are unnecessarily institutionalized in state run or privately institutions or folks who may be stuck in a nursing home."  Further it gives people the legal tools to demand services that are being withheld.

What is Olmstead?
One June 22, 1999, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in the case Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W. that the "integration mandate" of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public agencies to provide services "in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities." People with disabilities, segregated in institutions have used it to require states provide services in the community.

Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W. reached the Supreme Court when the Georgia Department of Human Resources appealed a decision by the 11th Circuit that it had violated the ADA's "integration mandate" by segregating two women with mental disabilities in a state psychiatric hospital -- long after the agency's treatment professionals had recommended their transfer to community care.

Lois Curtis, 31, and Elaine Wilson, 47, have mental disabilities. Each was hospitalized repeatedly over two decades, with periodic discharges to inappropriate settings--including a homeless shelter--followed by return to the hospital. Only after Atlanta Legal Aid attorney Susan Jamieson brought a lawsuit in 1995 were they moved to a small group home.

This is the 12th Anniversary of the Olmstead.  While it has been slow in creating a social change it is progressing. There is a great deal of similarity with this issue and the  Brown v. Board of Education issue. That is why celebrating at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at 1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka in the First Amendment Area is very appropriate.

Plans include to have historical information, current facts about CIL's across the state, speakers from various perspectives a celebration cake and plenty of water. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
Contact  Stephanie Sanford with KACIL at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the KACIL office at 785-215-8048.