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Charlie Smith Award winner Cliff Poetz gives call to action

Charlie Smith Award winner Cliff Poetz gives call to action

2016 Access Press Charlie Smith Award winner Cliff Poetz personifies the rallying cry, “Nothing about us, without us.” The legendary self-advocate, whose work has taken him from the streets of Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., was honored November 4 at the …

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Programs relaunched: State aims to hire people with disabilities

Programs relaunched: State aims to hire people with disabilities

Connect 700 allows people with disabilities to demonstrate their skills through an on-thejob trial. The Supported Worker Program allows up to three people with disabilities to share one of 50 full-time government positions. State agencies that sponsor the positions will …

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History Note: Deaf community has a home at Thompson Hall

November 5, 1916, was a great day for deaf Minnesotans. It was the day that St. Paul’s Thompson Hall opened its doors. Deaf and hard-of-hearing Minnesotans have enjoyed the hall for 100 years, going there for classes, social events, and …

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Editor’s Column – November 2016

On November 4, at the 14th annual Charlie Smith Awards banquet, we celebrated Cliff Poetz, the winner of the 2016 award. Cliff has been advocating for people with disabilities for decades. I’m proud to say that I’ve known and seen …

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Negotiations start as issues swirl around caregivers

Minnesota’s caregiver crisis continues to make headlines. As the Service Employees Union International (SEIU) launched a high-profile campaign to change the state’s Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program through contract negotiations, another group continues its fight to decertify the union.


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