Thursday, November 28, 2013

Minnesota issues draft Olmstead compliance plan...and it's about time!

Via the Minnesota Department of Human Resources:

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that Minnesotans with disabilities have the right to live, work, and enjoy life in the most integrated setting is available online after being submitted to the court for final approval. The plan charts a course that will change the way state government provides supports and services for people protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Olmstead Plan (PDF), which is named after a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision that enumerated the rights of people with disabilities, is now posted online. After months of discussion at public meetings, testimony from people with disabilities and their families and many others, the Olmstead Sub-Cabinet has issued the draft plan.                

More information is in a news release about the Olmstead Plan.

I say:  after almost fifteen years, isn't it about time?

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