Improving the lives of people with autism through the power of the law.
October 13-14, 2023
The premier event in the autism legal community each year is the Autism Law Summit. Held in the fall, the Autism Law Summit is a national gathering of autism parents, service providers, self-advocates, researchers, lawyers, legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders who are interested in improving autism law and policy.Learn More
The ALRC offers a variety and courses and webinars to BCBA's and other professionals on navigating the complex and ever-changing ABA insurance space.
“We are trying to grow a level of sophistication, deep understanding, and people who are really savvy at conversing about these areas to make real change.”
Dan Unumb Attorney & Founder
Autism Legal Resource Center
June 28, 2023Justice Department files Statement of Interest About the ADA Rights of Children with Disabilities Experiencing Behavioral Health Challenges in School
"The Department’s brief explains that public entities like school boards have an obligation under the ADA to reasonably modify their behavioral response by helping the children calm down, involving professionals including a mobile crisis team or a child’s therapist,"...
May 12, 2023Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest about Americans with Disabilities Act’s Application to Law Enforcement Responses to People Experiencing Behavioral Health Disability-Related Crises
On May 12, 2023, the Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in Lou v. Lopinto, a private lawsuit against the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and several Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies (defendants). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by the parents of a sixteen-year-old with autism who died while the defendants were responding to the child’s disability-related acute sensory episode, or “outburst."...
May 02, 2022Justice Department Secures Agreement to Provide Community-Based Services to Children with Disabilities in Rhode Island
“Under the agreement reached today, Rhode Island will modify its policies so that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism will receive... ...