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Input sought on draft plan to improve services for people with disabilities

June 25, 2013
Listening sessions aimed at gathering input on a draft plan to improve services for people with disabilities will be held across the state this summer. A sub-cabinet of state agency leaders, including Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, will host the listening sessions to hear from people with disabilities, their families, service providers and other stakeholders on the draft Olmstead plan. The plan, named for a U.S. Supreme Court decision, will help ensure people with disabilities are living, learning, working and enjoying life in the most integrated setting. Meetings will start July 9 in St. Paul and also will be held in Duluth, Moorhead and Rochester. More information about the sub-cabinet meetings can be found in a news release from the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and on Minnesota's Olmstead Plan website. Comments on the draft plan can be sent to opc.public@state.mn.us.

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