Amicus (Friend of the Court) Briefs
The Arc is also active in filing and joining amicus briefs to ensure that we can expand our reach to a wide array of cases nationwide. Recent examples include:
- Ball v. Kasich: in support of a class of individuals with disabilities alleging that Ohio’s service system for people with I/DD violates the ADA’s integration mandate.
- CCJEF v. Rell: emphasizing the ability of students with even the most significant disabilities to learn and progress in school and the right of all students with disabilities to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
- In Re Elijah C.: in support of a mother with intellectual disability whose parental rights were terminated, arguing that such proceedings must comply with the ADA.
- Postawko v. Missouri Department of Corrections: in support of a class of prisoners with disabilities seeking life-saving medical treatment.
More information on our amicus work can be found here.