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  Access Press -- Minnesota's Disability Community Newspaper
Access Press is a montly newspaper completely devoted to topics concerning the disability community. It is available in print format (subscriptions), audio tape format, and online as well. Through its many articles and columns, Access Press generat...

  Access to Employment (ATE)
This organization helps people with disabilities to achieve their goals of living and working in the community. ATE develops employment opportunities and facilitates successful outcomes for people experiencing barriers to employment. ATE has been pro...

  Achievable Concepts ~ Adaptive recreation and sporting equipment
Achievable Concepts offers a huge range of innovative products to support the recreation and sporting habits of people with disabilities. The Achievable Concepts catalog includes items related to: Archery, beach access, billiards, cycling & trikes,...

  Achieve Services Inc.
Achieve has been providing services in Anoka County since 1964 when the Anoka County Daytime Activity Center opened at St. Phillips Lutheran Church in Fridley to serve 17 children with developmental disabilities. At that time, many adults with de...

  Adaptive Recreation
Adaptive Recreation provides a comprehensive recreational program for Saint Paul residents, of all ages, who are mentally and/or physically disabled. Since its inception in 1976, Adaptive Recreation has evolved from offering primarily recreational ac...

  Advocating Change Together (ACT)
Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots, member-controlled, non-profit organization that is run by and for persons with developmental and other disabilities. They're committed to freedom, equality, and justice for all people with disabiliti...

  Allen, Shea & Associates
This site contains information for families, advocates, and staff. Allen, Shea & Associates was organized in 1986 to provide professional services in the area of planning, research, training, materials development, and evaluation within the field of ...

  Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc.
Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. ("Alternatives") is a small, nonprofit provider of services to people who are severely disabled by autism and mental retardation. Alternatives provides informational services, including training sessions and...

  American Cancer Society
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, weíre helping people stay well, helping people get well...

  Arc Greater Twin Cities
Arc Greater Twin Cities offers programs and services for people of all age with mental retardation and related disabilities, as well as their families. Arc provides information and intensive one-to-one assistance; speaks for people with disabilities...

  Arc Minnesota
Arc Minnesota provides advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. A part of the national Arc and affiliated with local chapters, Arc Minnesota is a statewide, voluntary organization. They're dedicated to ens...

  Arc Resource Center
Looking for information? Can't find a touch-screen computer to use? Whether you're a person with a disability, a family member, or a professional, the Arc Resource Center is a great place to start. They have an assortment of books, videos, magazin...

  Arc SibShops ~ For siblings of people with disabilities
Sibshops provide support, information and fun for people who have a sibling with a disability. Vist the Arc web site to find a Sibshop near you, or call Arc at 952-920-0855.

  Ascension Place, Inc.
Ascension Place, Inc. provides women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future. Ascension's goal is to provide a supportive living environment, while instilling in their clients the self...

  Brain Injury Education - Traveling Workshops
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance provides free or low-cost educational opportunities for all people affected by brain injury, including family and friends, and training opportunities for the professionals who support them.

  Canine Companions for Independence
Imagine not being able to reach a light switch or pick up your keys when you drop them, then imagine having a dog that could do all of that and more for you...Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) provides assistance dogs to people with developmen...

  Career Connections ~ For U of M students with disabilities
Career Connections is offered by Disability Services. It was developed to provide opportunities for students with disabilities to develop their career potential. To participate you must be seeking a degree at the University, have a documented disabil...

  Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network is the nationís leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of ol...

  CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
This organization gives accreditation to service providers based on their ability to meet a rigid set of standards. CARF accreditation is a way for service providers to assure consumers that their programs and services actively involve consumers in ...

  CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)
This organization provides support groups, research, workshops, and annual events for the Attention Deficit Disorder community. Use the links below to enter either the national CHADD web site or the Minnesota chapter of CHADD web site. The email ad...

  Children's Home Society & Family Services
This organization offers a broad range of family services, including services specific to people with disabilities. The learning disability program offers information regarding assessment, rights and laws, as well as assistance with educational plan...

  Coborns Delivers ~ Home grocery delivery
Coborns Delivers makes grocery shopping much easier for people with rigorous routines at home or busy work schedules. Orders are made online or by phone (coupons can be applied), then packed by employees at a superstore, then stored in temperature c...

  Community Involvement Programs
This is a non-profit organization providing services and supports to people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, and their families. Services are available to people in the Twin Cities metro area, and include: Housing, Emplo...

  Cornucopia Of Disability Information (CODI)
CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. It consists of both an Internet Directory of Disability Information and a repository of electronic disability document...

  Courage Center
Courage provides a full range of more that 70 programs and services in the areas of rehabilitation, mental health, community living, vocational and recreational service. Courage has two main campuses in Minneapolis and Stillwater. In addition, they ...

  Disability Day at the Capitol
People with disabilities, their families, and advocates are getting together to make some noise at the state capitol! The event is sponsored by ARRM and your participation will make a real difference in Minnesota policy toward the disability comm...

  Disability History Exhibit - 22 Panel Display
* This twenty-one panel exhibit traces perceptions, attitudes, services, struggles and achievements in the history of persons with developmental and other disabilities. * From antiquity through the present, the exhibit brings viewers through an ...

  Disability Information
DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources. This site is "The New Freedom Initiative's Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities." Visit the site to learn more ADA, Bush's New Freedom Init...

  Disability Linkage Line -- A general help line for people with disabilities
The Disability Linkage Line, set up by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, has a human-resource specialist available during normal business hours to provide information, from accessibility questions to support and assistance with general prob...

  Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with Down syndrome, and their families, so that they receive the support necessary to live life to the fullest in their communities. DSAM is funded through memberships, private ...

  Dungarvin Minnesota, Inc.
This national organization offers an array of service for Minnesotans with disabilities, including: In-home services, supported living services, adult foster care, CDCS, independent living services, transitional services, respite services, and new se...

  e-Buddies ~ Friendships Through Technology
e-Buddies is an exciting web site that facilitates e-mail friendships between individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals are matched based on age, gender, geography, and similar interests. e-Buddies never matches individuals that reside...

  Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life of those affected by seizures. An affiliate of the National Epilepsy Foundation, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota provides programs and ser...

  eQuality - Pathways to Potential
This is an adult day program that serves developmentally disabled adults in Hennepin County. The program services primarily the north and west suburbs including Maple Grove, Plymouth, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, Minnetonka and ...

  EquipAlife
EquipAlife is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to assisting individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them locate adaptive technology devices and services. Alternative financing prog...

  Equul Access, Inc.
Equul Access, Inc. is a non-profit organization that believes horses can be instrumental -- therapeutically, recreationally, and educationally -- to individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities. Equul Access provides a safe en...

  Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project is a strong partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. It links families, advocates, and self-advocates to communicate the new focus of...

  Family Friendly Fun -- A web resource for families of people with disabilities
This web site is a great resource for all families, but it places emphasis on families of people with disabilities. It provides information and links related to education, work, genealogy, budgeting and finances, family health and fitness, food and ...

  Free dental care for people with disabilities and elders - Donated Dental Services
Minnesotans with disabilities may be eligible for free dental care through a new program called Minnesota Donated Dental Services. Although the program was just recently initiated in Minnesota, 84 dentists and 21 laboratories have already volunteere...

  Friendship Ventures
Friendship Ventures is a non-profit agency that creates unique educational, recreational and social opportunities for people of all ages with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. They also offer conference and retreat services, as...

  Gerard Treatment Programs
Gerard Academyís residential treatment programs and on-site, year-round school provide cognitive behavioral therapy for boys and girls, ages 6-19, who are struggling with family relationships, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, aggression, depressi...

  Goodwill / Easter Seals -- Services for people with disabilities
This organization offers a wealth of job training and placement opportunities for adults who have disabilities or other social barriers. Goodwill/Easter Seals staff help people identify their employment goals, and they structure job training program...

  Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
The Great Lakes ADA & IT Center is one of 10 regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. Great Lakes ADA's purpose is to provide technical assis...

  Groves Academy ~ For children with special needs
Groves Academy is an independent co-educational day school in suburban Minneapolis. It serves preschool through twelfth grade students who, due to their learning difficulties, have not found success in other schools. Groves provides an all day, multi...

  Hammer
Hammer is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. The individuals live in homes or apartments in Wayzata, Plymouth, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, New Hope, and Maple...

  Helping Paws ~ Service dogs for people with physical disabilities
Helping Paws is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to further the independence of people with physical disabilities (other than blindness or deafness) through the use of service dogs. The dogs at Helping Paws go through a...

  Hmong Flexible Case Management - Nick Her
Support Planner (formerly known as Support Broker (SB) / Flexible Case Manager (FCM) ) can provide counseling and support planning services; help a person develop a personal plan and budget for buying in-home services and/or supports. These person...

  In Home Personal Care
This organization offers a variety of in-home services for people with special needs. Aspects of service include: Personal care attendants, home health aides, supervision by registered nurses, and round-the-clock field staff availability (24 hours ...

  Independence, Productivity, Self Determination, Integration & Inclusion (IPSII)
IPSII Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing Independence, Productivity, Self Determination, Integration & Inclusion (IPSII) among people with disabilities and their families. Julie Kenney, Executive Director of IPSII, is a grad...

  Institute on Community Integration -- University of Minnesota
This organization's mission is to improve the quality of services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Institute facilitates a wealth of training, research, dissemination, and technical assist...

  Integrity Living Options, Inc.
This organization offers housing and service options for people who want to live more independently in their communities. Assistance is offered to people with disabilities under the age of 65 who may be at risk of institutional placement, or who sim...

  Internet Resources for Special Children
Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC) is dedicated to children with disabilities and other health related disorders worldwide. The mission of this site is to improve the lives of children with disabilities by providing valuable information ...

  Laura Baker Services Association
LBSA provides residential and educational services in a variety of settings for people with developmental disabilities. Services include supported living services, semi-independent living services, assisted living, in-home services, homemaker servic...

  LDA of Minnesota
LDA's mission is "to maximize the potential of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities or related learning difficulties so that they and their families lead more productive and fulfilled lives." The Center offers a wealth of resources,...

  Lifetime Assistance Program
Explore options that could be vital to your family's future at this overview of Arc's Lifetime Assistance Program. this groundbreaking new program combimes long-term legal and financial planning with personalized support to achieve lifelong quality o...

  Lifeworks Services
Lifeworks Services, formerly Dakota, Inc., was founded in 1965 by families who have children with special needs. We are a private nonprofit organization serving 1,200 people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Minneapolis, St....

  LINK ~ Forest Lake's community program for people with disabilities
The LINK program offers social, recreational and educational opportunities for adults with disabilities. Community Education staff members work hard to provide a variety of activities to enrich the lives of LINK participants and help them to be acti...

  Long Term Care Planning - Web Tool from the Federal Government
This web site is a national clearinghouse for long-term care info, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It serves to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs. ...

  Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of Minnesota is one of the largest statewide, non-profit charitable organizations. Serving in 300 communities across Minnesota, with more than 2,300 employees and an abundance of programs for youth, families, elderly, a...

  Mental Health Association of Minnesota (MHAM)
The Mental Health Association of Minnesota is a nonprofit agency that responds to the needs of individuals with mental illnesses and their family members. MHAM offers services in advocacy and education, including: Individual advocacy case services, ...

  Meridian Services
Meridian Services offers a variety of services to people with developmental disabilities, including: Supervised Living Services In-Home Services Semi-Independent Living Services Respite Services Club Ventures Social Recreation Services ...

  Midwest Special Services, Inc.
MSS offers a wide range of programs and services, vocational and non-vocational, for individuals with disabilities. MSS programs are for adults age 18 and over, and include (but are not limited to): Paid work opportunities and job coaching, individ...

  Minneapolis Advisory Committee On People With Disabilities
MACOPD is a citizen based education and advocacy group formed to expand opportunities for all children and adults with disabilities throughout Minneapolis, without regard to disability or other protected class status. Additionally, we advocate for po...

  Minnesota APSE - Association for Persons in Supported Employment
APSE: The Network on Employment is a membership organization formed in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities...

  Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH)
This is a not-for-profit organization providing a statewide support network for families of children with emotion/behavioral disorders. MACMH helps families by providing a support network, education the public, providing information, providing worksh...

  Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector. MCN is the statewide association of more than 1,800 member nonprofit o...

  Minnesota Disability Law Center
Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the place to go if you need information about your rights or the rights of your family. They're a legal resource that was created for people with disabilities! MDLC's mission is to promote, expand, and prot...

  Minnesota Epilepsy Group
MN Epilepsy Group specializes in evaluation, treatment, consultation and support services for adults, teens, and children with seizure disorders. The organization provides care for people whose diagnosis may not have been confirmed, whose seizures h...

  Minnesota Life College -- Life skills training for young adults with disabilities
Minnesota Life College (MLC) is a post secondary life-skills training program for young adults with learning disabilities. The two biggest factors in MLC's three-year program are Independent Living and Employment Readiness. Other curriculum areas in...

  Minnesota Olmstead Planning Committee
The Minnesota Olmstead Planning Committee gets its name from a 1999 United States Supreme Court decision. In Olmstead v. L.C., the state of Georgia was sued for unnecessarily institutionalizing people with intellectual disabilities. The court ruled t...

  Minnesota Relay Service
The Minnesota Relay provides telecommunications services for Minnesotans who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, deaf-blind, or mobility impaired. With the use of specially trained communication assistants (CAs) and specialized equipment, Min...

  Minnesota Resource Center
MRC provides employment, education and training services for people with disabilities, people who are economically disadvantaged, and others who face special training or employment barriers. To learn more, use the contact information below.

  Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative (MRVSEC)
MRVSEC is an organization made up of six member school districts joining together to provide special education services for children with disabilities. Jointly, they are able to provide a broader range of services in a more effective manner that cou...

  Minnesota Special Education Mediation Service
Minnesota Special Education Mediation Service (MNSEMS) provides neutral third parties to help parents, students and school personnel resolve disputes about the provision of special education and 504 accommodations. The services are at no cost to fam...

  Minnesota State Council on Disability
The Minnesota State Council on Disability is an agency that advises, provides technical assistance, collaborates and advocates to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities. Browse their services and p...

  MinnesotaHelp.info
MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota identify resources such as human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of aid and assistance within Minnesota. It is especi...

  MN Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Governor's Council's mission is to work toward assuring that people with developmental disabilities receive the necessary support to achieve increased independence, self determination, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community. ...

  MN Region 10 Quality Assurance Project
This project is driven by "stakeholders," which include people with disabilities and those who work with them. These stakeholders work to assess both quality of life and quality of support for individuals with developmental disabilities. The proces...

  MRCI Worksource
MRCI Worksource is a private, not for profit organization based in Mankato, Minnesota, with locations in Chaska, Shakopee, Rosemount. View locations at http://www.mrciworksource.org/locations.html Work opportunities based in the MRCI center ...

  National Arts and Disabilities Center (NADC)
National Arts and Disabilities Center is the national center for dissemination, technical assistance, and resource information in the field of arts and disability. The NADC is dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disa...

  National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health car...

  National Ataxia Foundation (NAF)
Ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxia also refers to a group of specific degenerative diseases of ...

  National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
NCPAD encourages people with disabilities to reap the physical and mental benefits of regular physical activity. NCPAD's slogan is "Exercise is for EVERY body." With a feature that enables you to search opportunities by city and state, the NCPAD...

  National Down Syndrome Society
MISSION The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. VISION The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people wi...

  National Organization on Disability (NOD)
NOD has fought since 1982 to increase the participation and contribution of Americaís 54 million citizens affected by disabilities. NOD pursues its goals through political lobbying, program sponsorship, conducting surveys, and making vital informati...

  Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (OMHDD)
The OMHDD is an independent state agency responsible for: "Promoting the highest attainable standards of treatment, competence, efficiency, and justice for persons receiving services for mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical depend...

  Orion ISO (Intermediate Service Organization)
Orion ISO is a Fiscal Intermediary/Employer of Record provider. Families choose the services that best meet their needs, and Orion ISO works with them to ensure that those needs are met and that services are successful. Orion helps families through...

  PACER Center
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. PACER provides a wide range of services for ind...

  PACER's National Bulling Prevention Center
Founded in 2006, PACERís National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. PACERís bullying prevention resources are designed to benefit a...

  Partners in Policymaking
Do you need to polish your advocacy or self-advocacy skills? Then Partners in Policymaking might be just what you're looking for! Partners is an innovative, competency based leadership training program for adults with developmental disabilities and ...

  Partnership Resources, Inc.
This organization promotes achievement and self-fulfillment in people with developmental disabilities. This is done through comprehensive programs in job training and placement, supported employment, leisure, and programs for seniors. No matter wha...

  People Responding In Social Ministry (PRISM)
PRISM is a social service agency that provides families with food, financial assistance, transportation, auto repair and other services in times of financial hardships. Food Shelf Program PRISMís unique grocery-store-style food s...

  Pillsbury United Communities
This organization provides a wide range of human services for people with socio-economic disadvantages. It does this by operating over forty distinctive programs through a citywide network of six neighborhood centers. Pillsbury believes that helpin...

  Pinnacle Services
This advocacy organization provides In-Home Support and Supported Living Services to families and caregivers who have people with disabilities in their homes. Pinnacle provides residential, vocational, and other services to achieve the goal of advan...

  Program Development Associates
Program Development Associates distributes multimedia training and educational resources on an up-to-date list of disability topics. We supply disability professionals in social service agencies, k-12 special education teachers in public and priva...

  Project SOAR
A COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES BY PROVIDING SPECIALIZED CLASSES AND INCLUSION SERVICES. Project SOAR is a consortium, supported by the Community Education Departments of the Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Par...

  Quality Mall
Quality Mall has a great collection of information about person-centered supports for people with disabilities. Quality Mall is made up of many different "stores," such as the Family Place, the Government Center, or the Housing Office. In their div...

  Reach for Resources
Reach for Resources is a non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of support services to promote independent living and community integration for people with developmental disabilities in Hennepin and Carver Counties. Recreation and...

  REM Ramsey / Minnesota Community Services, Inc.
REM is a company who serves individuals requiring support to live independently in their community. Their services include: 1)Supported living - 24-hour residential services provided in a variety of settings, 2) In-Home support and Independent Livi...

  Rise, Inc. -- Breaking down barriers to self-sufficiency and inclusion
Rise, Inc. helps people who have disabilities to attain their personal measure of employment, safe and affordable housing, vocational achievement, self-sufficiency, and community involvement. To this end, Rise offers numerous programs in vocational ...

  Senior LinkAge Line
This hotline provides fast and free access to live operators who will help you find all kinds of resources for Seniors, including things like service providers, medical facilities, perscription drug issues, and housing options.

  Southside Services
Southside Services is a private, non-profit agency serving people with developmental disabilities who live independently in Hennepin County. A variety of great programs are offered, including recreation, advocacy, counseling and employment services. ...

  SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES
The importance of voting can't be stressed enough. If you or someone you know needs help with voting because of issues related to mobility, understanding the ballet, sight or hearing impairment, inability to leave residence, or any other problem, th...

  Spectrum Community Mental Health
This organization provides a variety of services for people with mental illness, including: Clinic/Day treatment services, housing support services, work services, drop-in centers, social and recreational services, on-site and off-site counseling an...

  SportSign - Interpreting for Sports and Recreation
SportSign is a sign language interpreting service that provides professional, qualified interpreters for a variety of sporting and recreational events. This professional organization assigns experienced interpreters who have received specialized trai...

  St. David's Child Development and Family Services
This is a non-profit agency serving children, young adults and families with a range of needs. St. Davidís mission is to build stronger families and communities through innovative programs in five program areas: 1) Early Childhood Education and Spe...

  Store to Door -- Home delivery services for people with disabilities
Store To Door is a non-profit grocery delivery service for residents of the Twin Cities who have disabilities. This low cost service can be vital to maintaining an independent lifestyle. Through Store to Door, folks can order order any item carri...

  Student Experience ~ In-home care
This organization provides in-home personal care by utilizing college students who are pursuing careers in healthcare, behavioral and social sciences, and who are looking for a "hands-on" learning opportunity. These students make wonderful Personal ...

  Tasks Unlimited
Tasks Unlimited is a group of not-for-profit organizations committed to helping adults with serious and persistent mental illness and brain disorder improve their status by increasing self-sufficiency. Programs serve residents of Minnesota and are lo...

  TCDeaf.com - A web resource for Minnesotans with hearing impairment
The mission of Tcdeaf.com is to provide news and media services to the Deaf, Hard of hearing, and signing community of Minnesota. Our goal is to inform, unite and engage this community through our news services. This website was established in 20...

  Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Program
Do you, or does someone you know, have trouble using the phone independently? Could an adaptive telephone be the answer? This program lends telephone equipment to people who are hard of hearing, deaf, or have a speech or mobility impairment. There...

  The Arc
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families(See also Arc Minnesota and Arc Hennepin/Carver County). It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and se...

  The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM)
The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is an organization of families, educators, care givers, and professionals committed to supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It was established in 1971. AuSM has members throughout the sta...

  The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
CCD advocates on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCD works by identifying and researching public policy issues; developing testimony and policy recommendations ...

  The Council on Quality and Leadership
This extensive organization seeks to improve quality of life programs so that they are based on results - how people's lives are really affected. The Council on Quality and Leadership goes about this goal with a range of activities, including accred...

  The Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL)
The Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advocate for the independent living needs of people with disabilities who are citizens of the State of Minnesota, to develop new reso...

  The Nth Degree Catalog
The Nth Degree Catalog offers some of the coolest t-shirts you'll ever wear! The catalog is split into seven sections: Advocacy, Diversity, Empowerment, Humor, Inclusion, Peace and Community, and Professional shirts. You're sure to enjoy these wel...

  The Ramp Project: A Community Partnership
In 1991, the Minnesota Department of Economic Security's Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL), and the Multiple Sclerosis Society (MSS) cooperated to develop modular wooden ramps and stairs that...

  Thomas Allen, Inc.
This organization provides a variety of individualized sevices to people with developmental disabilities, including supportive living and semi-independent living services, case management, and guardianship/conservatorship services. After more than t...

  Transition Plus Services, MPS
TPS is a Minneapolis Public School program for secondary students with disabilities, ages 18-21, who have not yet received their high school diploma. TPS provides a range of services at the school site and in the comunity that are designed to asist s...

  Vision Loss Resources
Vision Loss Resources' (VLR) Community Services program provides opportunities - at no cost - to enhance independent living and increase leisure opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. They also work to educate all communit...

  West Metro Learning Connections, Inc.
WMLC is a school of social skills development for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. The school combines therapeutic education, guided social experiences, training, coaching, and consultation to make auti...

  Wingspan Life Resources
This organization serves people with disabilities through residential and in-home services. Wingspan is committed to maximizing the amount of control and influence each person has over his or her life choices. Wingspan staff members assist each indi...

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