Protecting the Rights of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Disability Advocacy Alliance Founding Members
Ohio Senate Finance Committee Hearing, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead Decision
“But we recognize, as well, the States’ need to maintain a range of facilities for the care and treatment of persons with diverse mental disabilities, and the States’ obligation to administer services with an even hand.”
Disability Advocacy Alliance (DAA) is a volunteer organization which was formed in January 2015 by parents, guardians, and family members to protect the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Ohio.
DAA's mission is faithful to the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead decision and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Olmstead calls for a range of settings to address the needs of the diverse population of citizens with I/DD, and Olmstead makes individual choice paramount in accessing services.
It is with this legal foundation that DAA supports a continuum of care in residential, employment, and day habilitation services, including community settings, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs), sheltered workshops, and facility-based day programs. Individuals with I/DD and their parents, guardians, and family members are the primary decision-makers when choosing appropriate supports.