ACT’s Olmstead Academy

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Overview

Advocating Change Together has responded to Minnesota’s recent push for more integration by launching the Olmstead Academy. The Academy is a 12-month program of classroom and fieldwork through which self-advocates, working in teams, are positioned to help lead the state’s Olmstead Plan, and its goal of greater community integration for people with disabilities.

Classroom sessions cover disability rights, the Olmstead decision, and leadership skills. Each team plans and carries out a 6 month Disability Integration Project that will help people with disabilities be more a part of the community where they live.

We are currently accepting and reviewing applications for the 2020 class. Download the Olmstead Academy flyer for basic information and the Olmstead Academy Application Packet for more details.  

Contact ACT at 651-641-0297 or pmitchell@selfadvocacy.org if you’re interested in joining the 2020 class or connecting with the 2019 class.

 
Learn more about each class from ACT’s Olmstead Academy:
 
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015