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Colorado Unveils Community Living Plan

Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha today joined directors of two state agencies to sign the Colorado Community Living Plan. It calls for community-based, long-term services and housing for individuals with disabilities living in public institutions. 


The Community Living Plan helps Colorado meet the objectives of the Olmstead decision, a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which found that unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions is a form of discrimination.
Colorado Unveils Community Living Plan

At the signing, Director Bicha said that Colorado continues to take progressive steps to facilitate the most optimal transition of individuals into integrated community settings, and that today's announcement is a great step forward for the people we serve every day.

 

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