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Get your tickets: Access Press banquet is a celebration of accomplishments

Get your tickets: Access Press banquet is a celebration of accomplishments

Deaf community advocate Jessalyn Akerman-Frank is the 2015 Access Press Charlie Smith Award winner. Her advocacy and disability community commitment are multi-faceted. She is known for her effectiveness in assisted deaf and hard of hearing persons who have experienced domestic …

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Olmstead approved; work remains

Approval of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan September 29 caps almost four years’ efforts. The plan provides clarity as to how people with disabilities will be more fully integrated into the greater community and how supports and services will be provided. However, …

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Months of debate: Crisis residence relocation wins long fight

Months of debate: Crisis residence relocation wins long fight

People Inc.’s Diane Ahrens Crisis Residence will relocate from St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway area to the Hazel Park area on the city’s East Side. Months of debate at the neighborhood, St. Paul Planning Commission and City Council level ended September 10 …

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Editor’s Column – October 2015

On September 29, US District Court Judge Donovan Frank accepted the most recent version of the federal and state-mandated Olmstead plan. Frank stated in his ruling. “The Court applauds the parties for their collaboration in developing this landmark Olmstead Plan. …

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Inventors’ group had long history of helping others

After 58 years of stimulating the economy, celebrating creativity and innovation, and helping launch multiple businesses, the Minnesota Inventors Congress has shut down. The shutdown, announced October 1, is due to reductions in state funding. It means an end to …

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People & Places – October 2015

Olmstead Academy graduates celebrate success

From the Community: Provide meaningful employment choices for all

Regional News in Review: October 2015

October 2015 issue

2015 winner: Her commitment to community sets Akerman-Frank apart

Mishandling of funds alleged in lawsuit

UCare’s uncertain future Big Medicaid, MinnesotaCare changes ahead

Editor’s Column – September 2015

History Note: A passion for puppets was a part of Moses’ life

Meet the other 2015 Charlie Smith Award nominees

Radio Talking Book – August 2015

Accessible Events – September 2015

Regional News in Review – September 2015

People & Places – September 2015

September 2015 issue

Fun for all ADA anniversary celebration time for rejoicing, reflection

Someone you know deserves this award

Editor’s Column – August 2014

History Note – August 2015: Parent movement helped set the stage for changes



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