disability history

23 Years of the Olmstead Decision

Posted by Lauren Fedele on Jun 22, 2022 9:42:05 AM

On this day 23 years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the rights of people with disabilities to live where they want to live, including community-based housing. This ruling came from Olmstead v. L.C.  (Olmstead) which declared that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.

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