Moving in a New Direction

Utah

An Executive Director of a facility based day program and sheltered workshop in Utah discusses how the Lane v. Kitzhabersettlement, Olmstead, and CMS directives will impact his organization. The Executive Director says that the work his organization has done is "group work and is performed in a segregated environment…(and) does not reflect the individual desires and interactions with non-disabled peers outside of our centers that the law is not requiring. Customized Employment is stated as the new goal although it is recognized that "some individuals may not ever find successful employment in an integrated setting...but...the opportunity to at least try can and should be considered successful."

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Customized Employment
  • Provider Transformation
Other: 
  • Uniting Care Givers
Date Enacted: 
12/07/2014
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