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2017 Charlie Smith Award winner tirelessly makes a difference

2017 Charlie Smith Award winner tirelessly makes a difference

Athlete and advocate Mark Braun works to make a difference, one person at a time. His own difficult start in life has resulted in a giving spirit and a desire to help others.

As a teen, Braun set the pace …

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Retirement awaits: New chapter for Radio Talking Book’s Holland

Retirement awaits: New chapter for Radio Talking Book’s Holland

When Stuart Holland stepped down as manager of Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network September 5, he didn’t call it a retirement. “I think more of it as a transition rather than a retirement,” Holland said. He was a state employee …

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Durable goods access changes concerns go on

Access to needed medical equipment and supplies continues to cause problems for many people with disabilities. The latest fight in Minnesota is to repeal a law which affects incontinence supplies. The law takes effect July 1, 2018.

The Midwest Association …

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Editor’s Column – September 2017

In early September, many of the advocacy organizations are putting together their 2018 legislative agendas, prioritizing and discussing what issues are most relevant to their constituents. At noon on February 20, 2018, the 90th Minnesota Legislature will reconvene its regular …

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History Note: Foundation for special education was laid in 1975

Crayons, pencils, a ruler and a backpack are necessities at back-to-school time. Learning the ABCs for students with disabilities requires another set of three letters – the IEP or Individualized Education Program. 2017 marks 40 years since IEPs began to …

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People & Places – September 2017

Ready for the banquet?

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Regional News in Review – September 2017

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September 2017 Newspaper Issue

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Crisis line stays open, for several weeks

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Editor’s Column – August 2017

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