September 30, 2015 Olmstead Plan Approved Judge Donovan Frank approved the Minnesota Olmstead Plan on Tuesday. In his conclusion. Judge Frank made clear that individual choice is central to the Olmstead decision and the plan should not be construed as an effort to force the closure of certain facilities. Approved Olmstead Plan Today, Options and programs like ours are faced with several state and federal initiatives that will have a significant impact on the services we provide such as the Olmstead Plan and the principles it incorporates. While writing an article for the website that covers the key initiatives and the potential impact to Options services, I received a special edition newsletter, The Buzz, from Wacosa. Wacosa is a Day Training & Habilitation program, serving people in the…
Tyler began attending Options Inc. in 2012 and with him came his enormous personality. Tyler’s humor and good-natured attitude made him a great addition at many of our job sites. Using skills that he learned and honed while attending job sites, Tyler obtained a job at a major clothing store. Tyler continues to work with supported employment staff at his independent job, where he says, “I couldn’t be happier.” On behalf of everyone at Options Inc., we wish you the best of luck Tyler.