Press j to skip navigation

Access Press - Minnesota's Disability Community Newspaper


Submit a Post to the Reader Forum

Deadlines draw near for award banquet

The Access Press Charlie Smith Award Banquet is Friday, November 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. What can readers do to help make the banquet a success? Nominate someone for the award itself. Entries are due at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15. This is a week extension of the original deadline, so there ...

More »

Don’t make home care needs a political issue

Recently a lawyer for a special interest group trying to decertify the PCA union wrote a piece in Access Press about its unrealistic campaign to move the home care industry in Minnesota backward. The whole piece highlighted that working to solve the care crisis in Minnesota was not anywhere on the list of her priorities. ...

More »

Radio Talking Book – September 2016

Change of Program Name and Focus We recognize that the news and entertainment we consume comes to us in a variety of ways. Television, the internet, podcasts, and smartphones give us a wealth of information that can be challenging to wade through. What’s good? What’s not? And who is responsible for it? In an effort to ...

More »

Editor’s Column – October 2014

All the signs of the upcoming winter are here: chilly nights, trees turning colors, leaves falling, school kids wearing long pants and hooded jackets. In our house, we brought up our winter clothes, took down the short-sleeved shirts and unpacked the winter blankets. The dog is enjoying being outside more, and the cat is starting ...

More »

Regional News in Review – September 2013

Security hospital faces sanctions The Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter was fined $2,000 and had its conditional licensing status extended by one year after authorities documented two cases of patient maltreatment and a number of serious record-keeping violations related to the use of restraints and seclusion. Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Lucinda ...

More »

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day is Thursday, September 9, 2010

On September 9, 2010 we will celebrate FASD Awareness Day.  Each year on the ninth day of the ninth month, we ask people to remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should not drink alcohol.  It can cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).    FASD is common.  It is costly.  And it impacts ...

More »

Social Security Administration – 75 yrs old!

Social Security is looking for your stories and reflections of how it has made a difference in your life (or your friends and families lives). We'd love to see some stories here too!  Their link:   And post your stories here too!

More »

Adaptive T-Ball Seasons Starts next Tuesday

Adaptive T-Ball at Kids Abilities Pediatric Therapy Center will focus on improving motor skills and hand eye coordination. It will also provide an opportunity to participate on a team in a fun, non-competitive environment.    Carol Gilligan, Physical therapist and co-owner of Kids’  Abilities says, “We started the T-ball teams last year with 6 kids.  This year ...

More »



Featured Organizations