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Uncertainty as session nears end

Uncertainty as session nears end

Supporters of the increase in compensation for caregivers filled a plaza by the State Office Building April 19 to call for the needed funding

Minnesotans with disabilities, their families and caregivers face uncertain times as a May 23 adjournment date …

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Piper makes the case for facility help

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper is calling for changes at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. After an April 26 visit, she said the center needs more beds for Minnesotans waiting for treatment. It also needs security …

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Anyone you know? Access Press calls for award nominees

Jessalyn Akerman-Frank

Minnesotans with disabilities play many roles in their communities, as individuals or as part of a group. They may testify on legislation at the capitol, do volunteer work, organize fellow community members or work to make a big …

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Editor’s Column – May 2016

There is a crisis in the disability community and it has been going on for years. About ten years ago, I got an email from someone with a significant disability who said that his staffing issues were getting out of …

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History Note: Kennedy, Johnson were key community allies

October 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (MN-CDD). This article is excerpted from a longer organizational history.

In the 20th century, institutional living was the norm for individuals with developmental disabilities. By the …

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