The Olmstead Project: Virginia

Olmstead Community Integration Implementation Team

Responsibilities of the Implementation Team:

  • Work to ensure collaborative efforts to complete and annually update a comprehensive, Cross-governmental Strategic Plan designed to assure continued community integration of Virginians with disabilities:
    • Update and implement the Goals and Objectives of the Comprehensive, Cross-Governmental Strategic (Olmstead) Plan;
    • Report to the Governor on accomplishments by August 31 of each year.

About the CIIT

Consists of: 4 Cabinet Secretariats, 24 state agencies, and 8 statewide organizations:

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

  • Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • Virginia Housing Development Authority
  • Virginia Employment Commission

Secretary of Education

  • Department of Education
  • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Virginia Community Colleges System

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

  • Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
  • Department of Health Professions
  • Department of Medical Assistance Services
  • Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • Department of Rehabilitative Services
  • Department of Social Services
  • Mental Health Planning Council
  • Office of Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families
  • Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
  • Virginia Department for the Aging
  • Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Secretary of Public Safety

  • Department of Veterans’ Services

Secretary of Transportation

  • Department of Rail and Public Transportation
  • Virginia Department of Transportation

The statewide organizations on the team:

  • Mental Health Planning Council
  • Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living
  • Virginia Association of Community Services Boards
  • Virginia Association of Counties
  • Virginia Association of Local Human Service Officials 
  • Virginia First Cities
  • Virginia Municipal League