The Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy’s Volume 27 Symposium will be framed around the 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. decision.

The decision applied the integration mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to hold that public entities discriminated against people with disabilities by only providing public benefits to individuals who submitted to institutionalization. Olmstead reshaped the lives of many people with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live. It also changed the delivery of public benefits for people with disabilities and how state and local governments spend of hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

Over the day, GJPLP will host a variety of conversations between legal scholars, practitioners, self-advocates with disabilities, and individuals who work in the community supporting people with disabilities. Topics are expected to include:

  • Olmstead and affordable housing crises,
  • The workers who implement Olmstead’s integration mandate daily, and
  • Olmstead and the criminal justice reform movement.

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Scholarship from this event will be published in Volume 27, Issue 2