Olmstead at Twenty, Panel Two: The State of the Law- Current Olmstead Litigation
Session Description: In this panel, speakers discussed important Olmstead cases involving three types of segregated settings: psychiatric institutions, nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Conference Description: 2019 marked 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 benefited 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 explored the history of this groundbreaking civil rights decision, assessed the current state of compliance, and imagined a path forward, where all people with disabilities have access to the supports they need to live full and meaningful lives in the community.
Institutional Repository Citation
Bailey, Regan; Orland, Devon; Bossing, Lewis; and Taylor, Barry, "Olmstead at Twenty, Panel Two: The State of the Law- Current Olmstead Litigation" (2019). Center for Law, Health and Society Events. 102.