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Olmstead at Twenty: The Past and Future of Community Integration

August 8, 2019 to August 9, 2019

Cost: $varies

Format: Conference


Georgia State University , College of Law, 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Sponsored By:

Georgia State University; Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities; Legal Aid Atlanta; Center for Law, Health & Society; Georgia Advocacy Office


2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W., the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision hailed as the Brown v. Board of Education for people with disabilities. InOlmstead, the Court held that unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, 20 years later, thousands of people have benefitted from the decision, as many states have increased funding for community services, but has the promise of Olmstead been realized for all? At the premiere legal Olmsteadanniversary event, symposium speakers will explore the history of this groundbreaking civil rights decision, assess the current state of compliance, and imagine a path forward, where all people with disabilities have access to the supports they need to live full and meaningful lives in the community.

Samuel Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, will deliver the keynote address at the conference.  The former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice and former law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bagenstos has written and spoken on a variety of disability rights issues, including employment, education, inclusion and integration. He is the author of Disability Rights Law: Cases and Materials.

Registration for the conference is also open. Legal scholars, advocates, attorneys, practitioners and members of the community interested in legal issues related to community integration of persons with disabilities under Olmstead are invited to attend.

For more information, visit Olmstead Event from Journal of Legal Medicine at Center for Law, Health & Society.


Deadline to Register - August 7, 2019

Registration required:

  • General Registration $225
  • Government, Non-Profit, Education and Legal Service Organization Employee $150
  • Students, Self-Advocates, Family Members $75

Georgia CLE credits optional $50 (Attorneys interested in CLE for another state, please contact  and we will try to accommodate the request.)

Please note for all attendees: Be sure to list any dietary restrictions or accessibility accommodations (interpreters, large print, braille, etc.). We cannot guarantee accommodations for requests received with less than 30 day-notice. There is no additional cost of a Personal Care Attendant - please contact  to arrange to register this person.

Contact For More Information:

Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State University
Phone: 404-413-9088 (voice)
Web: Olmstead Event from Journal of Legal Medicine at Center for Law, Health & Society

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