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Families call for state intervention, parental fees ‘out of control’

Families call for state intervention, parental fees ‘out of control’

High fees are keeping too many Minnesota families out of the Medical Assistance/ Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) program. Families in the program make many sacrifices to pay fees meant to keep children with disabilities healthy and living …

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Longtime community leader Bjerkesett gave many a place to call home

Longtime community leader Bjerkesett gave many a place to call home

Countless people with disabilities have enjoyed accessible housing, thanks to Michael Bjerkesett. Bjerkesett’s death January 18 sent shock waves through his large circle of friends and triggered an outpouring of sadness from around the world. Family and friends recall his …

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Care crisis plays out at capitol

Minnesota’s home care crisis continues to play out at the capitol. More pay and benefits for home care workers are at the forefront for several groups. Advocates got mixed news after Gov. Mark Dayton released his budget last month.

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Editor’s Column – February 2017

Since the Minnesota legislative session started, there have been hundreds of new bills introduced, including two that are of interest concerning caregivers, home care and home care agencies. Both were introduced on February 6, and both were authored by Sen. …

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Providing digital access – Accessible360 helps make websites, apps accessible

Providing digital access – Accessible360 helps make websites, apps accessible

Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has ensured equal opportunity for Americans who live with physical and mental conditions that limit their means. While wheelchair ramps, closed captioning and wider doorways have become commonplace, the digital realm still …

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Radio Talking Book – February 2017

History Note – Many women played key roles in the passage of the ADA

In Memoriam – February 2017

Excessive regulations compound the state’s care crisis

People and Places – February 2017

People shouldn’t have to live in poverty to get help they need

Medicaid a worry – Disability groups rallying for spend-down, among other issues

This oldster urges others to stay involved in legislative issues

Regional News in Review – February 2017

Polar Plungers start time of chills, thrills

Scott Adams Cartoon – February 2017

Accessible Events and Opportunities – February 2017

Feb. 2017 issue

Minnesota Legislature starts complex, contentious session

Goodbye to 2016: One year of victories, losses for our community

Winter requires preparation

History Note: Parallels in Time offers fascinating history of disability

Editor’s Column – January 2017

Staying healthy in these stressful times

Gains in services must be protected

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