ANCOR, NASDDDS, NASUAD and PAR File a Court Brief in Support of Assuring Access to Shared Living

The American Network for Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (PAR), on February 8, 2018, filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in support of a provider of shared living services in Pendleton v. JEVS, a case currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  ANCOR, NASDDDS, NASUAD and PAR are greatly concerned that an adverse ruling would create a harmful precedent that could threaten current shared living arrangements and chill further development of this person centered, innovative model in Pennsylvania and around the country. The four organizations urged the court to consider the scope of its ruling to avoid adverse and unintended consequences for the use of and adoption of host home/shared living services across the country.