Jue 18, 2024

The Department of Justice has concluded that Utah unnecessarily segregates youth and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (I/DD) in sheltered workshops and day facilities, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C. The Department’s findings are the result of a thorough investigation into the state’s employment and day service system for transition age youth and adults with I/DD. Individuals with I/DD have a right to receive supported employment and integrated day services to work paid community-based jobs and participate in community activities of their choosing. But many people with I/DD in Utah spend their days separated from their communities in sheltered workshops or day facilities because the state fails to provide them with services to support them in integrated settings.

To learn more, please read the press release. For more information on the ADA, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 833-610-1264).