ADA Minnesota provides Minnesota citizens with disabilities, family members, service providers, businesses, communities, government, universities and colleges assistance in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA MN is a program within the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living.
DB101 helps people with disabilities learn how income may impact benefits so they can make informed choices, reduce fears, and ensure work is part of the plan.
Disability Linkage Line
The Disability Linkage Line is an information and referral service for people with disabilities and can be reached statewide by calling 1-866-333-2466. Staff is available to provide one-to-one assistance to help people learn about their options and connect with the supports and services they choose.
Minnesota Business Leadership Network
The Minnesota Business Leadership Network (BLN) is an employer-led endeavor that promotes best employment practices and enhances competitive employment opportunities for skilled candidates with disabilities.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is a neutral state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the state Human Rights Act.
Minnesota Employment Training and Technical Assistance Support Center
The mission of Minnesota Employment Training and Technical Assistance Support Center (MNTAT) is to design and broker state of the art person-centered employment training and technical assistance to increase the participation of all Minnesotans, especially people with disabilities, in the workforce.
Pathways to Employment
Pathways to Employment brings together employers, businesses, government and service providers to help increase competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to meet state workforce needs.
DEED facilitates an economic environment to produce jobs and improve the quality of the state’s workforce. These actions support the economic success of Minnesota individuals, businesses, and communities by providing opportunities for growth.
ADA.gov is the official US Department of Justice website providing information and technical assistance on all aspects of the ADA.
DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center
The Great Lakes ADA Center’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is accomplished within targeted audiences through provision of customized training, expert assistance, and dissemination of information developed by various sources.
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
Earn supports employment in recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing qualified individuals with disabilities through confidential, no cost consultation and technical assistance, customized training, online resources and links to state and local resources.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN’s consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.
DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability employment-related policies and practices affecting an increase in the employment of people with disabilities.