Colorado Olmstead Initiative

Colorado Community Living Plan

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, the Department of Human Services and Department of Local Affairs, along with numerous stakeholders and advocates have created the Colorado Community Living Plan. The Plan calls for community-based services and supports and housing for individuals with disabilities who live in long-term care facilities and wish to return to the community, or who wish to remain in their own homes.

The Colorado Community Living Plan represents years of development and collaboration among stakeholders, advocates, and state government to better serve individuals with disabilities following the 1999 United States Supreme Court decision Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead). The Olmstead decision found that unnecessary segregation of individuals is a form of discrimination based on disability.



John Barry