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‘Tis the season to make lists and head to the state capitol

‘Tis the season to make lists and head to the state capitol


With the 2019 Minnesota Legislature starting its session January 8, Minnesotans with disabilities and their advocacy groups are getting ready. It’ll be a new ball game, with incoming Gov. Tim Walz. a DFL majority in the House taking their …

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VSA Minnesota closing a loss to arts community

VSA Minnesota closing a loss to arts community

VSA Minnesota, which has served Minnesota artists and audience with disabilities for more than three decades, is shutting down at the end of September 2019. The closing was announced in early December.

Over the next several months, the  nonprofit will …

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Workforce recommendations moving ahead

Key recommendations from a report on Minnesota’s direct care worker crisis are moving ahead, with support from the Minnesota Olmstead Subcabinet. While much work remains to make the recommendations become reality, advocates are pleased to see progress.

The subcabinet, which …

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HISTORY NOTE: Universal Declaration of Human Rights anniversary is celebrated

December 10 marked an important day around the world, as the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was celebrated. The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (MNCDD) joined the international celebration with a series of website features …

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FROM OUR COMMUNITY: An open letter to Gov. Tim Walz and his new administration

Dear Governor-Elect Walz,

Congratulations on your election. With a new governor we also welcome new leadership at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). For many of us providing services to people with intellectual and  developmental disabilities we welcome the …

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