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Disability Rights and The Olmstead Supreme Court Decision in a Nutshell

Authored By: Olmstead Rights

Information about the most important civil rights decision for people with disabilities from the U.S. Supreme Court, the 1999 "Olmstead" case. The Court held that people with disabilities have the qualified right to receive state-funded supports and services in their community rather than an institution when a three-part test is met. Includes link to legal advocacy tools from Olmstead Rights.


Link: The Olmstead Supreme Court Decision in a Nutshell: www.olmsteadrights.org

Link: Advocacy Tools from Olmstead Rights: www.olmsteadrights.org

Last Review and Update: Oct 14, 2021