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Mental health saw gains: 2015 regular session end had mixed results

With the regular legislative session over, Minnesota’s disability community is weighing its gains and losses. The regular session gaveled to a close May 18, ending with a fight between Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators over education funding. Education – including …

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Nominations are sought for Access Press annual award

Do you know a Minnesotan with disabilities who works tirelessly for the greater community? Can you name an outstanding community group that provides jobs and housing, trains advocates or provides activities for Minnesotans with disabilities?

Individuals and groups with records …

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Olmstead Plan still needs work

Work on Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan, which outlines service reforms for people with disabilities, has hit a couple of bumps. On May 6 U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank said the 158-page plan again failed to meet several of his requests …

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Final push for the ADA took time, political process

At the beginning of the George H. W. Bush presidential administration, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became the charge of disability lobbyists, including Patrisha Wright of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, and Democratic lawmakers. Democratic Senators Tom …

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MN-CCD seeks qualified applicants

MN-CCD Seeks Applications for the Managing Director Position

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Managing Director. MN-CCD is a 501.c.4 non-profit membership organization.  Members of the MN-CCD are organizations that serve …

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More Recent Articles

Learn about changes to personal care program

People and Places – June 2015

The 5% Campaign: It’s not over

Rights clearly spelled out in new law

In Memoriam – June 2015

Mental health crisis response sees historic support

Council funding, waiting list reductions are gains

Medical Assistance measures make gains

Funding is a start

Accessible Events – June 2015

Radio Talking Book – June 2015

June 2015 edition

Regional News in Review – June 2015

ReelAbilities rolls ‘em in June

Adjournment date nears – Many issues unresolved as legislative session winds down

See track and field stars – U.S. Paralympics track and field meet is in June

1990 petition regarded as Magna Carta for disability rights

Editor’s Column – May 2015

Partners in Policymaking offers chance to develop skills

Subminimum wage ban has implications for workers



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