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Olmstead Plan

Minnesota’s NEW Olmstead Plan for Housing: Persons with disabilities will choose where they live, with whom, and in what type of housing.


What does person-centered mean for me? An introduction was created with the help of focus groups comprised of people with disabilities and the Disability Linkage Line®. It was created for people with disabilities and their families to help people with disabilities apply person-centered principles to their life. It also helps families and case managers learn and activate person-centered processes.


NEW! Person-Centered, Informed Choice and Transition Protocol
Minnesota is driving toward fulfilling the vision of people with disabilities and older Minnesotans living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting. This document is produced by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to communicate expectations regarding person-centered practices with its lead agency partners: counties, tribes and health plans. The Department will work with lead agencies to implement this protocol across the long-term supports and services and mental health services systems.

Housing: Starting the Journey

Will you be ready when it’s time for your son or daughter with a disability to move to a place of their own? The time to start planning is now! This Housing Project video gives you some groundwork from which to begin the journey.


Housing Videos and Trainings

Video Series: “Home Is …”

This five part Housing Video Series called “Home Is…" features the voices of young adults with disabilities describing what “Home” means to them and what they have learned along the way. This series focuses on the multidimensional aspects of home - Home is not just a getting a “place” but getting “a life."


Upcoming Workshops

  • Housing: Starting the Journey, a three-part workshop series. Step 1 - How Do We Start?

    What is important to your son/daughter? Important for your son/daughter? How can they best be supported? This interactive workshop will focus on person-centered planning concepts and tools to help your son or daughter get started with their vision for community living, housing, and services. An overview of the housing and services options will be provided. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (2/13, 2/27, 3/13).

    Monday, February 13, 2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm (PACER Center)

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  • Housing: Starting the Journey, a three-part workshop series. Step 2 — How is it paid for?

    Parents will gain a “big picture” view of how housing is funded through federal, state, and county resources. You learn how your son or daughter can become eligible for and access funding. Topics include income supplements and budgets. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (2/13, 2/27, 3/13).

    Monday, February 27, 2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm (PACER Center)

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  • Housing: Starting the Journey, a three-part workshop series. Step 3 — What are the options?

    This interactive workshop provides a more detailed explanation of individualized housing and services options so that parents and young adults can consider what may work for them. A panel of parents, young adults, and housing providers will share their journey through the housing process. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (2/13, 2/27, 3/13).

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm (PACER Center)

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  • PACER’s 13th Annual Housing Resource and Information Fair

    Families can meet with service providers, state and county representatives, along with representatives from referral organizations to discuss housing options, services, supports, and related issues for children and young adults with disabilities.

    Saturday, April 15, 2017
    9:00am-12:00pm (PACER Center)

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