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Henry’s courage has been an asset to the disability community

Henry’s courage has been an asset to the disability community Martin Luther King said: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” In reality, I think the arc of the moral universe is more like a roller coaster but hopefully, in the end, it will bend towards justice. When it does bend here Minnesota, we have Anne Henry to thank. When ...

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Learn about changes to personal care program

Changes to what is now the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program will affect many Minnesotans with disabilities. The Department of Human Services (DHS) Policy bill, HF 1535 (Chapter 78), includes technical and important substantive changes to the Community First Services and Supports program (CFSS). CFSS is the new program which will replace PCA 90 days after federal approval is obtained. DHS has been ...

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Rights clearly spelled out in new law

Important new rights for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver participants have been added to the DHS licensing statute, 245D in the DHS Policy bill, HF 1535 (Chapter 78). These changes include limiting temporary suspension to situations in which the person’s conduct poses an imminent risk of physical harm to themselves or others despite the use of positive support strategies; the ...

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Dayton reveals programs; legislators review budget

Dayton reveals programs; legislators review budget It has been an eventful first month for the 2013 Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. It has also been a very busy time for Minnesotans with disabilities and their many advocacy groups. Although much lies ahead there is optimism among community members on a number of fronts. Dozens of pieces of legislation affecting people with ...

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Van Heuveln exemplifies spirit of community activism, self-advocacy

Van Heuveln exemplifies spirit of community activism, self-advocacy "You’ve got to fight for what you want," was a key message from the 2012 Access Press Charlie Smith Award winner. Charles “Chuck” Van Heuveln and his supporters recounted his years of community and self-advocacy during his speech Nov. 2 at the annual banquet, which was held at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington. The event ...

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People and Places – March 2012

People and Places – March 2012   Anne Henry among Hennepin County Bar award winners Anne L. Henry, a longtime disability advocate and expert on Minnesota disability law, is among the winners of this year’s Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) Pro Bono Publica awards. She and the other winners were honored at the 2012 awards banquet on March 8. Henry is one of ...

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Advocates rally in the face of devastating proposed services cuts

Advocates rally in the face of devastating proposed services cuts Crunch time is on at the state capitol as the Minnesota Legislature works toward a May 23 adjournment deadline. But with Gov. Mark Dayton and the House and Senate far apart on budget bills, including the crucial Health and Human Services bills, what could happen in the days ahead is anyone’s guess. Virtually every service people ...

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Proposed health cuts denounced

Prudent budget-cutting measures or irresponsible attack on the lives of people with disabilities? A report on proposed health care spending cuts is sparking intense debate throughout Minnesota, as sweeping changes are proposed to state programs. The report, “Minnesota’s Healthcare Imperative,” contains specific proposals for potential cost savings from within Minnesota’s current public health care system ...

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New options could benefit community support services

pearly papule removalp>There are several new opportunities for Minnesota to obtain both a federal demonstration grant and increased federal Medicaid matching funds to improve our state’s community support services and reduce the use of institutions for persons with disabilities of all ages. How the state takes advantage of these opportunities will play out in the ...

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20 Years of Access Press – Testimonials

Access Press has been presenting the disability community with a forum to exchange ideas and bring actions issues of concern for all persons with disabilities. I look forward to a continuation of these opportunities from Access Press for another 20 years. Keep it up! -- Rick Cárdenas, Co-director of ACT   We’re happy to help support the 20th ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press – Pt. 3

Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the third five years of newspaper coverage.    May 2000 A demonstration at the state capitol was one of many held around the United ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press – Pt. 4

Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the fourth five years of newspaper coverage.   May 2005 Major differences were seen in the Minnesota House and Senate’s proposed health and human services legislation. ...

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Anne Henry is 2009 Charlie Smith Award winner

Anne Henry is 2009 Charlie Smith Award winner  Anne Henry, JD is the 2009 Charlie Smith Award Winner. She was chosen by Access Press Board of Directors from a field of nominees solicited from community members and will be honored Friday, Nov. 6 at the sixth annual Charlie Smith awards banquet. The banquet is sponsored and organized by Access Press. Details about the ...

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December 2002 Issue

Table of Contents: State Faces Massive Budget Deficit by Anne Henry Pawlenty Names Goodno As Commissioner by Tim Benjamin The Republican Win by Laurie Eckblad Anderson The “New” Mayors: One Year Later by Access Press Staff Disability Culture: The Bakken Model by John Tschida No Gifts for the Manger by Pete Feigal AT for the Visually Impaired by Jeni Mundl The Gift Of Acquiescence by Ellen Houghton The Check is in the ...

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12th Anniversary Recollections

Not surprisingly, my favorite memory of Access Press is talking to Charlie a couple of years ago. I was struggling with an MS exacerbation and the fear, depression and uncertainty that those always bring, along with my "inner tyrant," was making me despair.  I told Charlie that because of my constant struggling with my depression and MS, ...

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Top Disability Legislator Will Not Run Again

Next year, the disability community will be losing one of its strongest advocates when State Representative Kevin Goodno retires.  Goodno, 39, says he plans on spending more time with his two daughters and his wife, who is expecting a third child in August. Disability advocates and legislators alike all agree that perhaps the single most important ...

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March 2002 Issue

Table of Contents: News from the Capitol - State Budget Deficit Grows Worse by Anne Henry NAMI-MN Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Karen Trudell and Sue Abderholden “Common Vision” Yields Immediate Results by Tim Benjamin Lobby Day by Tom Kelley March is Mental Retardation Awareness Month by Access Press Staff EEOC vs. Wafflehouse Inc. by Kathleen Hagen It Don't Mean Nothin' by Pete Feigal Scientific Research Debate by John Tschida Don't Forget the Simple Answers by Jeni Mundl Coming ...

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October 2001 Issue

Table of Contents: Disability Holocaust Remembered - Hadamar During the War by Susan O'Connor New State Program For People With Disabilities by Deb Holtz What You Said: 2001 Reader Survey by Laurie Eckblad Anderson New Special Education Rules Coming In November by Sue Abderholden Interview With Janet Reno by Tim Benjamin Be Not Afraid by Pete Feigal How Do I React? by John Schatzlein Hello Nicole – October 2001 by Nicole News in ...

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April 1997 Issue

Articles/Contributors: It's Time for Action: Change Is Up To You, by Charlie Smith Senior Day on the Hill, by Christopher Burns Health Care Fraud: Tips to Protect Yourself, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith The Invitation is the Key, by Katie O'Brien Cloning-Good or Bad? by LeAnne Dahl Update: Children Losing SSI, by Anne Henry Success Sometimes Forgotten, by Deborah ...

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January 1996 Issue

Articles/Contributors: DHS Taken to Task: PCA Task Force - A DHS Set-Up? by Luther Granquist A Great Loss, by Michael Sheehan Setting the Stage for Change, by Mark Wilde Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Proposted Legislation for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Serviceson of Inclusion, by Anne Henry Hello Nicole, by Nicole Beyond the Ramp, by LeAnne Dahl Wishing - and Working! - for Independence, ...

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May 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors:Bombs Don't Scare Us - Legislators Pose a Bigger Threat, by Bill Smith Legislative Update on TEFRA and PCA Cuts by Anne Henry Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Prohibitive ADA Costs: Fact or Fiction, by Deborah Leuchvius Metro Mobility is Proposing Changes, by Metro Mobility Staff Corporate Welfare Reform, by Mel Duncan Hello Nicole, by Nicole Interfaith Brochure Can Use Your Help, ...

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February 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Governor Seeks 25% PCA Cut: Independent Living Seems Irrelevant - Cost Cutting Everything, by Charlie Smith Wellstone Talks About Unfunded Mandates, by Sen. Paul Wellstone Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Disability Rights Survive First Round: Some Programs Still in Danger, by Carolyn Emerson Hello Nicole, by Nicole Conference Planners Can Use Your Help, by Mary Jane Steinhagen How About Some Humanity ...

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November 1994 Issue

Contributors: Department of Human Services Stalls: Rules Changes May Yet Proceed - Vigilance is Necessary, by Luther Granquist The Future of Metro Mobility, by John Walsh Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Beware and Wary of Junk Mail, by Eunice McClurg Hello Nicole, by Nicole Diversity Takes Effort, by Clark Morphew Life Goes On, by LeAnne Dahl Revised Eyeglass Service Rule, by Anne Henry The Power of To: by Gordon ...

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