Advocates for Disabled: End Texas' "Institutional Bias"

On Monday, 15 years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision paved the way for some people with disabilities to move out of institutions and into community homes, advocates for Texans with disabilities called on state lawmakers to speed up that process here.

The anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C. — which advocates marked one day late with a press conference and cake — comes as Texas is weighing whether to close some of the state’s 13 living centers for people with mental disabilities. The Supreme Court held in Olmstead that institutionalizing a person with disabilities is discrimination if appropriate community-based ...

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