Rochester's Center for Disability Rights says New York lacks a plan to help people with disabilities live independently. That was the topic of a town hall meeting held by the CDR Wednesday.
The Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead vs. L.C. that states with segregaation of people with disabilities violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Organizers say the state continually puts off a plan to help those people live on their own without fear of being put in institutions.
"The state has had over 12 years. There's a committee that meets three or four times a year. It's been 12 years and there's no plan. The governor said in his state of the state two years ago that there would be an Olmstead Plan by the end of the year. Then they extended that deadline to the end of May, and we still haven't seen or heard it," said David Sutliff-Atias, Center for Disability Rights.
The CDR will share stories on its website in an effort to raise awareness and force the state to design a plan.