- School Board of Nassau County v. Arline (1987)
DREDF joined with other national disability advocates to file an amicus brief on behalf of 36 members of Congress in Arline, a landmark case addressing the question of whether persons with contagious diseases (such as tuberculosis and HIV), are covered by Section 504. DREDF also assisted in the preparation of the plaintiff party brief and helped prepare her attorney for oral argument. The Court unanimously held that contagious diseases are covered by Section 504. Former Senator Alan Cranston (D.-Calif.) recognized the critical role of DREDF’s Arline brief in a statement published in the U.S. Senate Congressional Record.