14c (Subminimum Wages) Rhode Island Settlement

Rhode Island

“The Justice Department announced… that it has entered into a statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The landmark ten year agreement is the nation’s first statewide settlement to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive state funded employment and daytime services in the broader community, rather than in segregated sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs. Approximately 450,000 people with I/DD across the country spend their days in segregated sheltered workshops or in segregated day programs. The agreement significantly advances the department's work to enforce the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C, which requires persons with I/DD be served in the most integrated setting appropriate.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Provider Transformation
Date Enacted: 
04/08/2014
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