Olmstead at 20: Community Integration – Atlanta, GA

Georgia State College of Law

The Journal of Legal Medicine and Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society present Olmstead at Twenty: The Past and Future of Community Integration Aug. 8–9, 2019.

Paper proposals were due April 15.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W., the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision hailed as the Brown v. Board of Education for people with disabilities.  In Olmstead, the Court held that unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Now, 20 years later, thousands of people have benefitted from the decision, as many states have increased funding for community services, but has the promise of Olmstead been realized for all?  At the premiere legal Olmstead anniversary event, symposium speakers will explore the history of this groundbreaking civil rights decision, assess the current state of compliance, and imagine a path forward, where all people with disabilities have access to the supports they need to live full and meaningful lives in the community.

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Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law