Friday, November 6, 2020 - 01:00pm



The North Dakota Olmstead Commission announces stakeholder input survey on services for individuals with disabilities


BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Olmstead Commission is seeking feedback, through a survey, from stakeholders in the disability community next week to discuss strengths and weaknesses of North Dakota’s services for individuals with disabilities.


“This is an opportunity to have input on how North Dakota proceeds with its service delivery system, highlighting perceived issues and suggesting ways to innovate and allow more individuals with disabilities to receive support services in their homes rather than in institutions.” said Olmstead Commissioner Daniel Gulya.


The survey will go out to identified stakeholders through email, as well as being available on the ND Olmstead Commission website at Individuals who wish to participate can contact the Commission via its website at, or contact Gulya directly with contact information at 701-328-2950, toll free 800-472-2670, 711 (TTY) or


Later this month, from November 16 through December 11, the Commission plans to hold a set of virtual public town halls to discuss North Dakota’s in-home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities, using Microsoft Teams and via conference call at 701-328-2950.


A focus of the meetings is to review suggestions from the survey and gather additional comments and suggestions on the state’s capacity to provide long-term services and supports to individuals with disabilities in their homes and communities. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit suggestions and recommendations in writing in advance of the meeting to Gulya.  


To see details about participating in the online meetings, visit the Commission’s website at


Individuals who need accommodations to participate can contact Gulya at 701-328-2950, toll free 800-472-2670, 711 (TTY) or