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Olmstead Plan moving ahead

Olmstead Plan moving ahead


Work on Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan continues, as the plan office’s new executive director introduced herself to the community. Darlene Zangara took time during the 24th anniversary Minnesota Americans with Disabilities Act celebration July 25 to introduce herself and outline …

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New history museum – Fair’s new attractions designed for access

New history museum – Fair’s new attractions designed for access

New attractions at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, including the West End Market, are designed with accessibility in mind. Getting to the Great Minnesota Get-Together will also be easier this year, with accessible express buses and an additional Metro Mobility …

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Life in community is rules’ focus

New regulations for Medicaid, Home and Community-Based Services could alter the lives of people with disabilities. That’s why it’s important for Minnesotans who receive Medicaid to weigh in on the proposed federal community setting regulations and their impacts. More than …

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Exploitation was an unfortunate fair tradition


Going to a county or state fair can be a highlight of the summer. It’s fun to see the exhibits and animals, try new foods, take a ride or play a game of skill. But one dubious part of …

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Deadline approaching for award nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Charlie Smith Award is Friday, August 15. The board and staff at Access Press, Minnesota’s disability community newspaper, await your nominations. It is hoped that there will be the usual strong field …

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Olmstead office seeks input on a new office name

August 2014 issue

State unveils new accessible website

Visiting state parks is worth the planning to see fall colors

People & Places – August 2014

Regional News in Review – August 2014

Movie access to expand for people with visual, hearing disabilities

Innovation projects receive funding from the state

In Memoriam – Peterson was a strong advocate

Theaters and technology offerings – August 2014

Radio Talking Book – August 2014

Accessible Events – August 2014

Cardenas honored – Tower provides access to light rail line

Charlie Smith Award winners is a meaningful honor

Changes come to Metro Mobility

Olmstead anniversary is reminder of past struggles, gains

Editor’s Column – July 2014

Green Line light rail launch draws huge crowds

15 years after Olmstead—our commitment to community living

Forum focuses on employment and mental illness



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