This document explores how advocates have used, and are beginning to use in new ways, the “integration mandate” of the Americans with Disabilities Act to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities to avoid unnecessary entanglement with the criminal justice system.
In 2019, The Arc and other disability advocacy organizations filed three complaints with the West Virginia Department of Education alleging widespread failures by Kanawha County Schools to provide behavioral and academic supports to students with disabilities in violation of federal law.
Amicus brief field in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit arguing that the Maryland Board of Elections’ refusal to use an accessible online ballot marking tool in the absentee voting process violated Title II of the ADA.
Class action complaint filed in federal court in Georgia alleging that the state of Georgia discriminated against thousands of students with disabilities by providing them with a separate and unequal education in violation of the ADA.
Complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Delaware Division of Human Relations alleging that a property owners’ association violated the Fair Housing Act in refusing to sell property to The Arc Delaware.