Come to the Capitol Thursday for Olmstead Hearing

Capitol Focus

By Steve Larson, The Arc Minnesota Senior Policy Director

Steve Larson July 2014 Photo 4On Thursday January 22nd at 12:45 p.m., the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the Jensen Settlement and the Olmstead Plan in Room 200 of the State Office Building in St. Paul.  This will be a significant opportunity not only to highlight the benefits of the Olmstead Plan, but to also promote our legislative agenda which supports the Olmstead Plan in several key areas.

The Olmstead Plan vision is that Minnesotans with disabilities will have “the opportunity and freedom for meaningful choice, self-determination, and increased quality of life through: opportunities for economic self-sufficiency and employment options, choices of living location and situation, and the supports needed to allow for these choices.”  I refer to the Olmstead Plan as the voice of persons with disabilities.

This session we will work hard to move the Olmstead Plan…

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