U.S. Department of Justice Releases Statement on Application of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C. to State and Local Governments' Employment Service Systems for Individuals with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has released further clarification on how the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the subsequent Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead) decision, are to be applied to state and local governments’ employment service systems for individual with disabilities. Since the signing of the ADA (Title II) and the establishment of the Olmstead decision, the language in both have been predominately applied to residential settings. However, more recently, the DOJ has begun to apply the ADA’s integration mandate and the Olmstead decision to both publicly-funded employment services and settings, and facility-based day programs. In an effort to assist state and local governments in ensuring that the employment supports and services that they provide to individual with disabilities are in compliance with the ADA and Olmstead, this document includes a series of answers to questions related to fulfilling their obligation.