Tuesday, May 01, 2012

DOJ: Sheltered Workshops May Violate ADA

See this story from DisabilityScoop on a brief the Justice Department filed a couple of weeks ago in Lane v. Kitzhaber.  The article begins:
The Obama administration is coming out in support of a group of adults with developmental disabilities who say they’re being relegated to sheltered workshops even though they’re capable of working in the community. 
Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in late April in a class action lawsuit pitting some 2,300 people with developmental disabilities against the state of Oregon. 
In the suit filed in federal court in January, residents with disabilities alleged that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide supported employment services, which allow people with disabilities to work in the community.
I blogged about this case when it was filed back in January.  The DOJ brief is here.

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