Kit Kerschensteiner

Kit Kerschensteiner

Director of Legal and Advocacy Services

Kit represents and advocates for people with disabilities through a variety of actions on the individual and systems levels, including employment and housing discrimination, public accommodations and access, transportation, and education.

Although she advocates for the civil and human rights of people with all disabilities, her personal emphasis is on mental health law and policy. In her time at DRW she has successfully undertaken a number of federal civil rights actions on behalf of institutionalized persons and participated as amicus in appellate and Supreme Court cases containing important issues for people with disabilities. Kit has also been involved in several DRW investigative reports of abuse and neglect situations that have had significant impact on conditions in both community and institutional settings.

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