Rick Cardenas passed away on March 10, 2021. Rick was a strong presence in Minnesota’s disability community. He remained true to himself and strong in his dedication to improving access for everyone.
SF1939 must be heard in and passed out of the Senate Civil & Data Practices Policy Committee by this Friday, March 19th, 2021 to be considered for final passage into law. The Minnesota Council on Disability urges the disability community to contact Chair Mathews and the members of the committee and demand that they hear SF1939 this week and pass it out of committee.
Thanks to reaching COVID-19 vaccination goals faster than expected, additional priority groups are eligible for vaccines. Important: If you have questions about your eligibility, contact your primary care provider.
The Minnesota Department of Health encourages caregivers to sign up as soon as possible for vaccine appointments using the Vaccine Connector Tool. There are appointments available now. The connector tool does not have a specific option for primary caregivers, but this post explains how you can sign up.
MCD encourages Minnesotans in need to contact Starkey Hearing Technologies for assistance in acquiring no-cost hearing aids. For those struggling to afford hearing aids, Starkey Cares can help acquire state-of-the-art hearing aids at no cost. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please email Liz Sweet, Starkey Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, at email@example.com or call (800) 328-8602 to learn additional details about the program.
Do you or someone you know utilize the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program? Have you faced transportation challenges because your PCA cannot transport you to medical appointments, errands, or a COVID-19 vaccination site? Call your state senator and ask them to support SF 984: Restoring Community Access to the PCA Program!