The 1990s ended with a court decision that would lay a much firmer base for realizing the promise of supported employment. The Olmstead decision related primarily to institutional versus community supports. It led, however, to far reaching actions in many arenas, including vocational services and employment. A monumental change would be the redefinition of what a successful closure is in the vocational services system. With that redefinition, the federal government ended its support of the dual system of sheltered and community employment.

Individual working in the community
Photo courtesy Ann Marsden
Individual working in the community
Photo courtesy Ann Marsden
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