Individuals with I/DD are dramatically over-represented in prisons and jails and face unique barriers. Powerful laws exist to protect them, but prisoners need accessible resources to assist them in advocating for their rights. This article explores recommendations to ensure equity for prisoners with I/DD.
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.
Federal class action lawsuit alleging widespread failures by Kanawha County Schools (West Virginia) 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.