Media Partner #70: I Am Olmstead, Atlanta, GA
There have been many projects before the Disability Visibility Project that records the stories of people with disabilities. The I Am Olmstead project has been recording stories with StoryCorps Atlanta by people with disabilities who have chosen to speak about their time in institutions or nursing facilities and their subsequent return to the community.
The I Am Olmstead project and OlmsteadRights.Org website is sponsored by Atlanta Legal Aid, the organization that successfully brought the historic case, Olmstead v. L.C., to the U.S. Supreme Court. From their About Us page:
We’ve created this website in collaboration with our partners and funders to be a place for everyone to learn about the Olmstead decision. We also share how the Olmstead decision has positively impacted the people’s lives in their own words through stories, photos, and videos. They have chosen to share their Olmstead stories with you and to declare, “I am Olmstead!” to spread the word about the greater opportunities for building lives of choice, meaning, and independence in the community thanks to the Olmstead decision. The website also provides resources and information for self-advocates, family and friends of people with disabilities, and legal advocates alike.
I Am Olmstead: http://www.olmsteadrights.org/iamolmstead/
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