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 Proclaims October Disability Employment Awareness Month in MN
Governor Tim Walz 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.
MCD’s Exceptional Advocate Award
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.
Text of Inclusive Postsecondary Education Day Proclamation
On May 15th, 2022, Governor Tim Walz announced Inclusive Postsecondary Education Day. Read the proclamation recognizing the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium joining the National Coordinating Center. We are proud to support students with intellectual disabilities who attend inclusive postsecondary education.
Apply for Partners in Policymaking Class
The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is now accepting applications for the Partners in Policymaking Class 40 advocacy and leadership training program!
MCD is Hiring a Public Policy Intern
MCD is hiring a public policy intern. If you are passionate about civil rights, and are wondering how you can address ableism in Minnesota, AND you’re enrolled in a graduate program, MCD is your premier internship opportunity.