Health & Human Services (EOHHS), One Ashburton Place in Boston, June 26th, 2017. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is updating the state’s “Olmstead Plan”, a comprehensive working plan for assisting people with disabilities so they may live and work in the community, and they need your input.
* The state is holding community-based listening sessions, inviting broad-based stakeholder attendance to provide state agency leadership with opportunities to hear directly from constituents.
Sessions will also be in Springfield – June 28th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Springfield State Offices, 436 Dwight Street
* Both locations are accessible and CART and ASL Interpreters will be available.
During these initial set of Listening Sessions, the state hopes you will consider commenting on all or some of the questions below:
- How do the current housing and services systems best help individuals with
disabilities to integrate into and live successfully in the communities of their choice?
- What types of services and supports best allow or assist individuals with disabilities
to participate in daily activities and employment settings that are integrated into the
- Are there barriers that prevent or limit some individuals with disabilities from
integrating into and living successfully in the communities of their choice?
- Should service and support systems in the Commonwealth be changed in order
to promote, and increase opportunities for, community inclusion for people with
disabilities? If so, how, and if you had to prioritize, which would be the most
- Bullying poses a problem for vulnerable tenants in some public and subsidized,
multi-family housing. What are some policies, practices or other solutions the
Commonwealth should consider in order to address this issue?
Can’t make these sessions? You can send written comments to the Committee.
For more information, see www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/commissions-and-initiatives/