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Autism added to medical cannabis program

Autism added to medical cannabis program

Autism spectrum disorders and sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions for Minnesota’s medical cannabis program. Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced the decision November 30. The news was greeted with enthusiasm by some …

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Devastating tax cuts bill nears vote

Threats to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are heightened, because of the sweeping Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bills passed by the U.S. House and Senate. Senate passage of the bill December 2 followed House approval, and starts …

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History Note: New book details anniversary of special education’s start

History Note: New book details anniversary of special education’s start

For many years children with disabilities were all too often denied an education in public schools. Children who weren’t institutionalized had few options. Programs in larger cities were often in the oldest buildings, with few resources. For children in rural …

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Old lights and cords welcomed by ProAct recycling program

Old lights and cords welcomed by ProAct recycling program

Opportunities lacking for people with disabilities Clear out non-working holiday lights and electrical, phone and appliance cords while creating jobs for people with disabilities. The nonprofit ProAct is kicking off its Holiday Lights Recycling effort in conjunction with several east …

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