June 2023

Justice Department files Statement of Interest About the ADA Rights of Children with Disabilities Experiencing Behavioral Health Challenges in School
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"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 2023

Department 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
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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 2022

Justice Department Secures Agreement to Provide Community-Based Services to Children with Disabilities in Rhode Island
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“Under the agreement reached today, Rhode Island will modify its policies so that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism will receive... ...

February 2022

MHPAEA Report to Congress: Realizing Parity, Reducing Stigma, and Raising Awareness
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DOL, along with the Department of HHS and Treasury, issued its 2022 MHPAEA Report to Congress: Realizing Parity, Reducing Stigma, and Raising Awareness. ...

August 2021

Update on the U.S. DOL Suit against UBH
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Update on the U.S. DOL Suit against UBH...