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Olmstead Sub-Cabinet

On January 28, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Executive Order establishing an Olmstead Sub-Cabinet to develop and implement a comprehensive Minnesota Olmstead Plan. Olmstead Sub-Cabinet meetings are open to the public. See the Meetings page for the schedule.

Putting the Promise of Olmstead into Practice: Minnesota’s 2013 Olmstead Plan

To move the state forward, towards greater integration and inclusion for people with disabilities, the state has set an overall goal. If Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan is successful, Minnesota will be a place where: People with disabilities are living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting.

Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan (November 1, 2013) is available here and on the Documents page. To request an audio version of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan click here.

The proposed modification of the 2013 Olmstead Plan was submitted to the Court on July 10, 2014. That document is available on the Documents page of this website. There are three documents available. The first document is a full draft where modifications are noted with underlined text for new items and strikethroughs for items to be removed. The second document is a full draft where modifications are not identified with underlines or strikethroughs. The third document includes a summary of the proposed modifications to the Plan as well as a timeline of the process.

Olmstead Implementation Office

During the drafting of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan, the Olmstead Sub-Cabinet was keenly aware of the need for an office to assure that the commitments of the Plan, the ‘Promise of Olmstead’, would become a reality.  The Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO) works on behalf of the Sub-Cabinet to make sure that the vision, goals and time-specific tasks are achieved. 

The Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO) is highly committed to getting the plan launched.  They want to hear from you regarding the Olmstead Plan and are excited to work with you to help move the Plan forward.  The Olmstead Sub-Cabinet welcomes feedback on the implementation of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan. You can contact us by email at opc.public@state.mn.us or go to the Participate page for more ways to participate.

Olmstead Implementation Office

Darlene Zangara – Executive Director (651-318-0506) Darlene.Zangara@state.mn.us

Kristin Jorenby – Assistant Director (651-297-2399) Kristin.Jorenby@state.mn.us