We invite you to get to know the work of our partners at MNCOTA, the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access. We recommend the “Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers Virtual Forum,” a series of public meetings designed to inform participants of issues important to transportation access in Minnesota.
On November 18, 2020 the Minnesota Council on Disability will host the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for a community presentation on the civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department. Those who attend will learn why the Minnesota Department of Human Rights launched the investigation into the state’s largest police department.
When most people think of disability, they think of wheelchairs, white canes, or prosthetic limbs – very visible tools that clearly signal that a person has a disability. However, many people have disabilities that are not obvious or apparent until they are disclosed. Disabilities like these are called hidden or invisible disabilities. Public Policy Director Trevor Turner describes how they can lead to very different experiences and challenges from visible disabilities.
Message from the Office of the Governor: Respond to the 2020 US Census before it concludes on October 15. An accurate count is needed for funding essential services and for congressional representation.
In Minnesota, we have many options to vote, and our state makes it very easy to vote if you so desire and are eligible. Polling locations are required to be accessible and absentee ballots are available to any eligible registered voter. During a pandemic, it is important to understand your voting rights, as well.
The ADA 30th Anniversary planning committee is pleased to announce a virtual event on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This free, 90-minute, online event will feature informative presentations, artistic performances, and more.