DOJ to Intervene in Texas Case to Enforce Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision

Tuesday, Jul. 5th 2011 6:41 AM

On the 13th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to intervene in Steward, et al. v. Perry, et al., a case filed on behalf of thousands of Texans with developmental disabilities, to enforce their right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to receive services provided by the state in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. The proposed complaint alleges that Texas unnecessarily segregates individuals with developmental disabilities in nursing homes instead of giving them the opportunity to receive integrated, community-based services.

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