The Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision and Its Far-Reaching Impact on People with Disabilities

ADA Legal Webinar Series
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

In 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case Olmstead v. L.C., finding that undue institutionalization is discrimination under the ADA. Although the facts in Olmstead focused on providing community services to adults with disabilities living in state-operated institutions, the decision’s “most integrated setting” concept has been applied to a wide range of contexts, including employment, education and the criminal legal system. This session will review the Olmstead decision along with the subsequent court decisions, settlement agreements and Department of Justice Guidance. Attend this session to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the tremendous impact the Olmstead decision has had on the lives of people with disabilities.

Barry Taylor, VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality
Rachel Weisberg, Managing Attorney, Equip for Equality

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Continuing Education Credits available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. A certificate of attendance is available upon request once actual attendance/participation is documented. All sessions will have a written transcript as well as a digital recording of the session archived after the event.