Community Integration

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Community is a form of medicine, writes Rachel Setzer about reconnecting with her Cherokee Ancestors’ traditions. The ADA's "community mandate" may help. The Supreme Court interpreted this requirement in Olmstead v. L.C. , agreeing with Lois Curtis that she should receive services in the community rather than an institution.

Mental Health Parity

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A little-known law requires many insurance plans to give equal treatment to mental health. Mental health and addiction treatment must be covered and paid comparably to physical conditions.

Sidewalk Accessibility and Racial Justice

The fight for accessible sidewalks is becoming a successful movement. This struggle has a long history in the disability community. Longer still, and perhaps less well known to disability rights lawyers, is the history of sidewalk barriers in racial injustice.