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.
Philadelphia City Councilman at Large, Dennis M. O’Brien presented a Citation from Philadelphia City Council to Vision for Equality, Inc., a non profit agency in the city of Philadelphia. Vision for Equality provides Advocacy, Training and Monitoring services to people with Intellectual Disabilities and their families.
Councilman O’Brien urged all citizens of Philadelphia to recognize the unique gifts and talents that the citizens of Philadelphia with disabilities have in the life of their community and recognizes that people of all Abilities are productive, inclusive members of our neighborhoods and communities. He encouraged everyone to learn more about Intellectual Disabilities and Autism and what they can do to support individuals and their families.
The visit by the Globetrotters during the “Meet & Greet” in the Club Box prior to the game provided an opportunity to have pictures and autographs taken. This was a hit with the kids (and Adults)!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support this Event! The smiling faces in these pictures shows the good time had by all!