Olmstead v. Zimring

  • Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel Zimring (1999)

    In this landmark case, DREDF joined with a coalition of national disability advocacy and professional organizations to submit an amicus brief detailing the history of governmental institutionalization of people with disabilities and the merits of community-based care. The Olmstead decision held that the unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions may constitute discrimination based on disability in violation of the integration mandate of ADA Title II.