Join goMARTI (Minnesota’s Autonomous Rural Transit Initiative) for the first accessibility-focused, rural self-driving vehicle project. goMARTI brings new transportation options to the city of Grand Rapids, rural communities, and Itasca County. Ride the goMARTI shuttle and meet with local project partners.
Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Minnesota, recognizing that individuals with disabilities bring skills, experience and talent to the workforce and are a critical part of our economic success. October marks the 77th annual observation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.
Your responses are in! During the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair, more than 350 people answered the question, “What does Disability Pride mean to you?” We created a word cloud to represent the responses. From the 350 responses, we list 136 keywords that give insight into what Disability Pride means to you.
July is Disability Pride Month, a celebration of disability as an identity and culture. As part of our celebrations, we asked staff at the Minnesota Council on Disability: What does Disability Pride mean to you? Several staff members shared their responses for the blog.
The Minnesota Council on Disability Exceptional Advocate award goes to citizen advocates and legislators who do notable work for people with disabilities. Members of the community nominated each recipient with the following remarks. We thank these Exceptional Advocates for their dedication to disability rights, accessibility, and inclusion.
Remote meetings enabled millions of people to continue working, learning, and connecting with friends and family when they couldn’t leave their homes. And that same enabling power can still benefit people with disabilities, providing opportunities for engagement.