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Olmstead anniversary is reminder of past struggles, gains

Olmstead anniversary is reminder of past struggles, gains The Olmstead decision is considered by many people to be the most important legal victory for people with disabilities. It celebrated its 15th anniversary last month. On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in the case of Olmstead v L.C. & E.W., that states violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when ...

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CFSS moving to unknown start date

The state’s upcoming Community First Supports and Services (CFSS) program has had its twists and during the 2014 legislative session. What everyone is waiting for now is to see how the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) will act on Minnesota’s new program. CFSS will replace Minnesota’s Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program. Minnesota Department ...

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U.S. Dept of Labor marks centennial this year

U.S. Dept of Labor marks centennial this year March 4, 1913, marked a milestone event in the history of the American workforce. On that day 100 years ago, President William Howard Taft—on his last day in office—reluctantly signed legislation creating the U.S. Department of Labor and giving workers a direct seat in the President’s Cabinet for the first time. Observance of the federal department’s ...

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MN-CCD poised to make key changes

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) continues to implement a reorganization plan that will bring many changes for the people and groups it serves. MN-CCD members groups heard an update on the plan during the annual meeting Oct. 29. Joel Ulland of UCare chaired the reorganization committee, which formed two years ago. The group ...

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Regional News in Review – September 2012

Home health care workers owed wages The U.S. Department of Labor has found $274,884 in back wages due to 61 home health care workers in Elk River after an investigation of Accurate Home Care revealed overtime and minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Accurate Home Care operates two residential nursing facilities in Elk River, ...

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MN-CCD sets its agenda of 2012 legislative priorities

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) is ready for the start of the 2012 legislative session on Jan. 24. The umbrella organization of disability groups adopted its legislative agenda Dec. 14. A longer list of priorities was unveiled in November, and given to member groups to prioritize. The top items will be championed by ...

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MN-CCD approves reorganization

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) voted Dec. 14 to reorganize. The changes will be implemented during 2012 and take effect in early 2013. The 17-year-old organization will be reorganized under a plan developed over the past year. MN-CCD will be a stand-alone nonprofit organization, with an executive director and a half-time administrative ...

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Legislative priorities are being chosen

Legislative priorities are being chosen When the 2012 Minnesota Legislature gavels into session Jan. 24, the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) will have its legislative agenda set. Despite cautious optimism about a recently announced $876 million state surplus, members expect a difficult legislative session. Member organizations’ representative will meet Dec. 14 to set the agenda and choose the organization’s ...

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MN-CCD eyes reorganization, staff changes

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) is weighing changes designed to make the group more sustainable and effective. Following a Nov. 17 membership meeting in St. Paul, MN-CCD member organizations are discussing a proposed reorganization. Groups will weigh in Dec. 14 when they meet again. If the changes are approved, they would be ...

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Reform and redesign offer the best hope for taxpayers and people with disabilities

There’s a deficit problem in St. Paul that goes beyond the $5 billion budget shortfall. This deficit involves a lack of innovation in some programs, as much as any lack of funding. It’s a shortfall of efficiency and accountability in other areas, as much as any shortfall in staff or resources. Compounding the problem, there’s ...

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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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Get involved, be a self-advocate at the state capitol

Speak for yourself, others at advocacy events Wanting to speak out about proposed state budget cuts? Many opportunities are available for self-advocates, their families and friends during the 2011 legislative session. Here is a sampling of upcoming days at the capitol, meetings and rallies. More information can be found at www.mnccd.org     Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities ...

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Health care reform one of many focuses for MN-CCD

A whole new landscape awaits self-advocates and disability service organizations at the capitol. The House and Senate both have Republican majorities for the first time in many years, and the governor’s race was still in a recount as of Access Press deadline. Co-Chairman Steve Larson and Chris Burns said the sweeping changes in leadership and ...

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Advocacy groups seek to defend services, end bullying

When the 2011 Minnesota Legislature convenes on Jan. 4, activists and self-advocates in the state’s disability community will be working with new people in positions of leadership—including in the governor’s office and in state departments. Changes in the House and Senate also mean changes in the committees that deal with various types of legislation. ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press – Pt. 2

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 second five years of newspaper coverage.  May 1995 Debate continued at the capitol over programs for people with disabilities, with most attention focused ...

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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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New Comprehensive Disability Package

We have all seen it–some have even tried to stop it–but the reality is some people with disabilities in Minnesota have faced significant budget cuts and resulting changes in MinnesotaCare, Medical Assistance, Metro Mobility and Greater Minnesota transit services, just to name a few. After three years of budget deficits, the state is facing another ...

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Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Mission and Operating Principles Profile by Derek VanderVeen The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) is a broad-based coalition of organizations of persons with disabilities, providers and advocates, dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. They address public policy issues that affect people with disabilities by collaborating with others, advocating, educating, influencing change, and ...

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Prescription Drug Program for People with Disabilities

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities has been working for several years to have people with disabilities who are on Medicare included in the state prescription drug program.  The program has served seniors since 1999, but people with disabilities who are under age 65 were not included until now.  In 2000, the legislature agreed ...

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