Thursday, September 2, 2021

The North Dakota Olmstead Commission is holding a public information-gathering event in Dickinson, on September 17th, 2021, at noon and 4 pm MST at the Dickinson Public Library.

The Olmstead Commission's goal is to move North Dakota forward towards greater integration and inclusion for persons with disabilities with respect to community services and supports, employment, education, health care, housing and transportation. The Commission wants to hear from stakeholders about their individual experiences, as well as goals, concerns, and recommendations for the state’s system providing services and supports to persons with disabilities.

The meeting is open to the public; individuals encouraged to attend include persons with disabilities and their families, advocates, service providers, business and community leaders, faith-based organizations, health care providers, tribal representatives and other North Dakotans.

The Commission is also seeking suggestions for a revision of the state’s Olmstead Plan, gathering information to get a deeper and more realistic understanding of how the state’s systems that persons with disabilities interact with perform on a day-to-day basis.

A draft of the plan is posted on the Commission’s site ( for the public to submit questions and comments. Comments and feedback on the draft of this initial plan will be collected via email ( and during meetings.

Meeting link: Click here to join the meeting

Individuals who wish to submit questions or concerns in advance can submit them via the contact form on the website, or contact Dan Gulya at, or call 701-328-3946, toll free 800-472-2670, 711 (TTY).

People who need accommodations to participate should contact Dan Gulya by September 14 at 701-328-2950, toll-free 800-472-2670, 711 (TTY) or