Do you want to make a difference in the Minnesota workers’ compensation system? The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has an opening for a chiropractor/health care provider/rehabilitation provider as an alternate on its Rehabilitation Review Panel (RRP).
The State Fair Community Vaccination Site offers the opportunity for anyone 18 and older to get a single-dose, Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The site’s final weeks are from May 26 until June 8, when it will permanently close. The State Fair site offers a number of accommodations for the disability community.
Today, there are 12,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds vaccination site operated by the Minnesota Department of Health. ALL Minnesotans with disabilities are eligible to receive their vaccine now, and the Fairgrounds site is here to serve our community 7 days a week. Every person with a disability is eligible to be vaccinated at the State Fairgrounds site, regardless of zip code.
Sruthi Subramanian is a high school student from Arden Hills, Minnesota who created a film documentary about the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She submitted her documentary to the National History Day Competition and was a state finalist in Minnesota. The Minnesota Council on Disability asked Sruthi to share her experience in a guest blog about creating the documentary and her thoughts on how younger generations can get more involved in Disability Rights Advocacy.
MCD is pleased to invite Jillian Nelson as our World Autism Awareness Day guest contributor. Jillian is a Queer autistic advocate from Saint Paul. She is the Community Resource and Policy Advocate for the Autism Society of MN and a member of the Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities, the State Rehabilitation Council, and Co-Chair of the Anti- Discrimination and Intersectionality committee for the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. Jillian is determined to change the narrative about what autistic people are capable of and what life with autism is like.
The Community Council will advise and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council in achieving its goals to design, create, and implement effective, inclusive, and equitable practices for the State to address disparities and inequities in our communities.