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The Arc Join Amicus Brief in Support of the Right of Children with Diabetes to Access the Army’s Childcare Programs

This month, The Arc joined an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the plaintiffs in the case M.W. v. Army. The brief supported children with diabetes and the American Diabetes Association who alleged that the Army’s childcare program discriminates against children who need insulin treatment for diabetes, thereby effectively excluding children with diabetes from its childcare programs. The brief focused on the right of the American Diabetes Association to bring the lawsuit on behalf of its members, emphasizing that a broad view of standing is essential in civil rights cases and that the robust rights conferred by the Americans with Disabilities Act rely heavily on private enforcement.