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Olmstead Decision
June 22, 1999, U.S Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions may constitute discrimination based on disability; court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act may require states to provide community-based services rather than institutional placements for individuals with disabilities

Organizational Consultation
Guidance to develop strategies in accordance with an agency’s mission statement

Outcome Measurement
Evaluating personal quality of life and the degree to which organizations individualize supports

Outcomes
The impact on people’s lives as a result of supports