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U.S. Department of Justice Marks the Anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C.

“Twenty-three years ago, the Supreme Court decided Olmstead v. L.C., a landmark case interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Olmstead, the Court ruled that the ADA prohibits unnecessary segregation of people with disabilities, who have a right to live and receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate. Enforcement of this “integration mandate” has enabled many thousands of people with disabilities to live in their homes and communities instead of in institutions, and to have greater independence, autonomy, and opportunities to participate fully in their communities.”

To read the rest of the Justice Department blog post, see “Justice Department Commemorates the Anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C.