Where have all the Developmental Centers Gone? The Federal Push for Community-Based Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author:Jonathan G. LernerDaniel Pollack
Position:Jonathan G. Lerner, J.D., M.S.W. is Assistant Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Contact information: jonlerner@jtsa.edu; (212) 678-8826. Daniel Pollack is a professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, in New York City, and a frequent expert witness in child abuse and...

This article sheds light on the current state of affairs. It provides a snapshot of the public services available for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and explores recent trends in the deinstitutionalization movement. It provides an overview of the relevant provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as interpreted by the landmark case of Olmstead v. L.C. It... (see full summary)

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