Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR Renews Calls for Moratorium on Deinstitutionalization Lawsuits

See Updated Release - November 30, 2012 

January 12, 2012

Concerned About Deaths of Intellectually Disabled Individuals,
National Organization Renews its Call for Moratorium on Deinstitutionalization Lawsuits

    VOR, a national advocacy organization representing people with intellectual disabilities and their families, today renewed its urgent request of Members of Congress in several states to call for a moratorium of federally-funded deinstitutionalization lawsuits.

VOR Seeks Moratorium on Deinstitutionalization Lawsuits

December 21

Concerned About Deaths of Intellectually Disabled Individuals,
National Organization Calls for Moratorium on Deinstitutionalization Lawsuits

    VOR, a national advocacy organization representing people with intellectual disabilities and their families, today asked Members of Congress in several states to call for a moratorium of federally-funded deinstitutionalization lawsuits.

Choice and Olmstead

LTO Ventures has released a new report about the debate over Community Living, proposed HCBS Waiver changes, and the impact on housing for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism.

The report examines the public comments submitted in response to the publication of the proposed new rules in the Federal Register.

VOR Joins AAPT's Call for National Staff Standards

May 18, 2010

VOR and AAPT have called on U.S. Senators to implement national recognized direct care worker testing and licensure (such as for a Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Pratical Nurse) or even widespread state regulation of these workers providing 24/7 care to our most vulnerable populations. 

VOR calls for immediate reform of broken New York system of care

Story Update: New York reform laws passed in the remaining days of the state legislative session (2011).

For Immediate Release

June 8, 2011

VOR was deeply saddened to read yet another article in the New York Times about New York State’s failure to serve its citizens with disabilities. (Danny Hakim, “A Boy’s Death and a System in Disarray,” New York Times, June 5, 2011; see also, Hakim, “At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity,” New York Times, March 12, 2011; and Sulzberger, “Judge Orders New York to Mentally Ill Out of Large Housing,” New York Times, March 1, 2010).