The following actions were outlined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services:

The Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) will:

  • Initiate an Olmstead Community Employment Initiative, a strategy to ensure that all DOL policies and activities fully address the employment and training needs of people with disabilities who are at risk of institutionalization, or who are transitioning from institutions into the workplace and the community.

  • Award Olmstead Community Employment Planning and Implementation Grants to states that develop an employment focus for people with disabilities in their Olmstead state implementation plans

Individual working in the community
Photo courtesy Sherie Wallace