Settlement will allow adults with disabilities to leave nursing homes

A settlement signed last week by a U.S. District Court judge paves the way for three adults with physical disabilities in Maine to move out of nursing homes and into community-based housing. "The resolution achieves what our clients wanted from the state -- a chance to live independently in the community and not be segregated from their peers," said Jack Comart, the litigation director for Maine Equal Justice Partners, which helped bring the class-action lawsuit.

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Judge signs off on order moving young Mainers with disabilities out of nursing homes - Bangor Daily News (Maine)