A colloquium by the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia (IHDD). Co-hosted by the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Panel was held on January 28, 2014 at UDC.
Susan Jamieson: Lead attorney in Olmstead v. L.C., which she filed as an attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Currently on the staff of IHDD and Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
IHDD is part of the College on Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA.
Embracing the Olmstead Decision:
The Federal Response to the Olmstead Decision
Housing for Community Integration
Olmstead Decision and Implications for People with Intellectual Disabilities
History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
10:45am to 4:30pm
Olmstead is the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision for people with disabilities. It holds that people with disabilities have a right in most instances to live in community rather than institutions. This video tells the story of how the Atlanta Legal Aid Society with support from ADAPT and other disability organizations litigated the case. It then tells the story of what happened after the decision and the real changes that began to happen after United States Justice Department embraced Olmstead.
Reggie Bicha, Scott Heller, Sue Birch, Reeves Brown, Gina Calhoun Video Rating: / 5