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Jan. 22 meeting seeks input on living with disabilities

Minnesota's Olmstead Plan envisions people with disabilities living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting of their choice.

Minnesota's Olmstead Plan envisions people with disabilities living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting of their choice.

As another year of the plan's implementation comes to a close, people with disabilities, their families, and the general public are invited to comment on the plan and the drafted amendments from state agencies. The annual amendment process includes gathering input from greater Minnesota. The public input process is facilitated by the Olmstead Implementation Office and the office will be sending all comments to the state agencies to read and consider.

There are a variety of ways to make public comments on the Olmstead Plan. One opportunity for public comments is to attend a listening session. The office will be conducting in-person listening sessions in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Rochester and Duluth. The upcoming listening session in Brainerd is 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, with Wellness in the Woods at Essentia Health in the Thabes meeting room. There is a registration on Eventbrite and/or the Minnesota Olmstead Plan Facebook page.

There are more opportunities to give comments on the plan through an online input form, by phone, or via email. To comment through any of these ways, please visit mn.gov/olmstead for more information.

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