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New Olmstead Guidance for Consumers and Advocates As States

 Implement the New Home Care Rule

 

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights released a joint letter this week offering guidance on the Department of Labor’s new Home Care Rule. The letter describes states’ obligations under Olmstead and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they move forward with implementation of the rule in relation to minimum wage and overtime protections for home care workers. Read the letter here: www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/hhs-doj.htm.

AAPD has been working with other disability and aging groups to ensure that states implement the Home Care Rule in a way that doesn’t cause unintended harm to consumers. The letter helps support that goal by making clear that states planning to comply with the rule by issuing blanket caps on workers’ hours or travel time will be at risk of violating the ADA. Please read Advocacy Steps for Consumers and Advocates Regarding the Home Care Rule: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead to help inform people with disabilities, seniors and advocates in taking action using this new guidance. 

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Vision for EQuality, Inc. and the Harlem Globetrotters

Cordially invite you to an afternoon of family fun at the Wells Fargo Center.

Please Come Out and Support Vision for EQuality, Inc. for

National Intellectual Disability and Autism Awareness Month

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 11am

A special “Meet and Greet “ with select Harlem Globetrotters players

has been arranged for our ticket holders before the game.

WHERE: Wells Fargo Center

3601 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19148

Discounted Ticket price: $30.00

Seats will be located in the Corner Club Box.

 

Tickets must be paid for by: Friday, February 20, 2015

To purchase your discounted tickets please contact Maria Melendez

at 267-765-0309 or email: Mmelendez@visionforequality.org

Discounted Food vouchers also available

Prices: $6.00 – $11.00 and must also be purchased in advance

Call Maria at the above number for details

Additional Fee for Parking at Wells Fargo Center

CLICK HERE for printable flyer