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Minnesota Olmstead Plan Workgroups

In 2019, Governor Tim Walz signed an Executive Order asking the Minnesota Olmstead Subcabinet members to look at new opportunities to address the needs of individuals with disabilities. These included:

  • Remove barriers to providing services to people in the most integrated setting
  • Address inequalities that don't allow people to live, learn, work, and enjoy life in the community
  • Find ways to improve the health and welfare of people with disabilities.

In response to the Governor's Executive Order, the Minnesota Olmstead Subcabinet authorized workgroups to explore five topics. The workgroups began meeting in June 2021. 

Each group includes State Agency staff, service providers and people with disabilities who can share life experiences on the topic. The groups will explore ideas for about nine months and then make recommendations to the Subcabinet.

Learn more about each workgroup by clicking on the images below.

icon accessible housing
Affordable, Safe, Accessible Housing Workgroup
Data Collection Practices Workgroup
icon education

Juvenile Justice & Special Education Workgroup

icon work/employment

Workforce Shortage & People with Disabilities Workgroup

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Prevention of Abuse & Neglect of Workgroup

How do I apply to join a Workgroup?

Workgroup applications are currently closed and will re-open next year. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when they open.

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