The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) wait list for home-and community-based services (HCBS) may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) in a statement of interest related to a class-action lawsuit challenging the state’s wait list. The DOJ issued its statement of interest on August 22, 2016. Approximately 5,800 state residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live in intermediate care facilities (ICFs). They are among over 40,000 people with I/DD who are on waiting lists for waiver services that would allow them . . .
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