Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The public review and comment period for the 2016 Olmstead Plan has closed. The District is currently reviewing the comments submitted during the comment period and making revisions as necessary. The revised 2016 Olmstead Plan will be published in January. In the interim, the District's 2016 Olmstead Plan is the 2016 Olmstead Plan that was submitted for public review and comment. You may continue to submit comments for future consideration by emailing [email protected].
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR FOR
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
AVAILABILITY OF OLMSTEAD PLAN
FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT
The Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services announces availability of the Olmstead Plan for public review and comment.
In August 2015, Mayor Muriel Bowser created an Olmstead Working Group to bring advocates, stakeholders, and government together to assess the District of Columbia’s programs for enabling Everyone in the District of Columbia to be on a solid pathway to the middle class.
The 2016 Olmstead Plan will be the District’s roadmap to becoming a city that supports all of its residents with disabilities to be on a solid pathway to the middle class. It includes multiple specific commitments and actions by 10 DC agencies to ensure that that people with disabilities live and receive care in the community rather than in an institutional setting when that arrangement is not opposed by the affected person and placement in the community can be reasonably accommodated, taking into account state resources and needs.
The Olmstead Plan is are available for review in the November 27, 2015 issue of the DC Register and on the Web page for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services at http://dmhhs.dc.gov/.
Comments should be sent via email to [email protected] beginning on Friday, November 27, 2015 through NOON on Monday, December 28, 2015.
If you have questions or require additional information, please contact:
DC Office on Aging
500 K Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002