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Olmstead amendments address two areas

Olmstead amendments address two areas

Many proposals to address abuse and neglect, and provide more access to assistive technology, are included in the latest update to the state’s Olmstead Plan. U.S. District County Judge Donovan Frank issued his latest order on the plan June 21, …

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Deadline draws near: Worthy nominees are sought for 2016 Charlie Smith Award

Time is running out to honor Minnesotans and Minnesota organizations that provide outstanding service to the state’s disability community. Deadline for nominations for the 2016 Access Press Charlie Smith Award is 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 15. The newspaper’s board of …

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Weigh in on new federal rule

Minnesotans with disabilities, their family members and caregivers are urged to weigh in on a new federal rule for home and community-based services. This is an opportunity to provide feedback about choice, community integration and employment.

The Minnesota Department of …

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Reform actions bring equity, access for people with disabilities

We at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recognize that all of us—individuals, families, providers, lead agencies, state workers, other stakeholders—are in the midst of significant change with many reform initiatives underway simultaneously. An opinion piece titled “Actions create …

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Editor’s Column – July 2016

This month I have two things to talk about. One is not surprising: a livable wage for personal care attendants. The other is related and timely: the celebration of the ADA’s anniversary.

America’s Independence Day has just passed. I value …

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