Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (2018)

As result of their grant they filed suit asserting that the State of Georgia is discriminating against disabled children by not placing them alongside non-disabled children in public schools in violation of federal law. This still ongoing case will have significant impact in Georgia and the approximately 5,200 students with disabilities residing in Georgia on behalf of whom this suit was filed. The Georgia Advocacy Office v. State of Georgia

Legal Director Ira Burnim states, “The grant from the Barbara McDowell Foundation allowed us to make a significant investment in the case, allowing it to move forward, including recruiting a team of impressive experts."

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