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.
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.
Jules Edwards, co-founder of the Minnesota Autistic Alliance, writes about how stories of autism are often portrayed as either being full of hardship or used for inspiration and are frequently told from someone else’s perspective. Jules explains that being Autistic is not all sunshine and rainbows, nor is it doom and gloom. It can, in fact, be joyful.
April is Deaf History Month. Executive Director David Dively, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and hard of hearing himself, highlights some important events in the Minnesota Deaf community.
The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is now accepting applications for the Partners in Policymaking Class 40 advocacy and leadership training program!
The Minnesota Council on Disability supports maintaining the work of the subminimum wage taskforce. The Arc Minnesota’s CEO, Andrea Zuber, has written a great post to ensure there is no confusion about what the task force does and why it is important for Minnesota!