Clients in Limbo: Asserting the Rights of Persons with Dual Disabilities
Protecting the rights of persons with dual disabilities1 is a challenging enterprise. The mentally retarded population, as City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center makes clear, continues to suffer from a legacy of degradation.2 The mentally ill population fares little better and bears the additional burdens of exaggerated public fears of their “dangerousness.”3 It is therefore no surprise that individuals who bear the marks (or the labels) of both mental retardation and mental illness, are disadvantaged in their pursuit of services, liberty, and a dignified niche in society.
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