Supreme Court Cases/ Laws Regarding Disabled Americans

Timeline created by Kellie18
  • The Smith-Sears Veterans Rehabilitation Act

    The Smith-Sears Veterans Rehabilitation Act
    Provided for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation and return to civil employment of disabled persons discharged from U.S. military.
  • Buck v. Bell

    Buck v. Bell
    Forced sterilization of people with disabilities was not a violation of their constitutional rights.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
  • National Employ the Handicapped Week

    National Employ the Handicapped Week
    Harry Truman signed PL-176 creating this event,
  • Social Security Ammendment extended to include Disable Workers

    -Ages 50-64
    -Benifits extended to dependents of the disabled in 1958
  • Rehabilitation Act

    Rehabilitation Act
    Formula grant for vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance by the Rehabilitation Services Administration.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act

     Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    Equal access to public education
  • O’Connor v. Donaldson

    O’Connor v. Donaldson
    People Cannot be institutionalized against their will unless they are deemed a danger to themselves or others.
  • The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act

    The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act
    All polling places must be handicap accessible
  • Honig v. Doe

    Honig v. Doe
    School authorities cannot expel or suspend or otherwise move disabled children from the setting agreed upon in the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) without being duely processed.
  • American's with Disabilities Act of 1990

    American's with Disabilities Act of 1990
    -Gave similar protection to disabled americans as one would recieved based on race sex color etc..
    -Gave provisions for employment (title I), government services and activities (title II) and publice accomodations (title III)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    Revision of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act
    -Focused on parents of the disabled child
    -Individualized cirriculum
  • Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey

    Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey
    Whether Title II of ADA covers state prisons and prisoners.
    Ruling: YES
  • Bragdon v. Abbott

    Bragdon v. Abbott
    Is HIV considered a disability under the ADA?
    Ruling: Yes, because of the definition of A disability, HIV is considered an impairment from the moment of infection
  • Sutton v. United Airlines

    Sutton v. United Airlines
    Whether, in a lawsuit brought by two job applicants with severe nearsightedness (myopia) to challenge an airline's minimum vision requirement for global pilots, corrective and mitigating measures should be considered in determining whether an individual is disabled under ADA, and whether the applicants had stated a valid claim that the airline regarded them as disabled.
    -Ruling: that mitigating measures should be considered when determining whether a disability exists.
  • PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin

    PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin
    Does a disabled person entering the competition have protection under title III and can they use a golf cart while all able bodied people have to walk?
    Ruling: The golf cart wouldn't give Mr. Martin a competitive advantage so he should be allowed to have one,and he is protected under title III
  • Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Echazabal

    Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Echazabal
    whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulation that allows employers to refuse to hire applicants because their performance on the job would endanger their health due to a disability is permitted under the ADA.
    Ruling: Court upheld the EEOC threat-to-self provision.