MN-CCD News and Information

familyHere in Minnesota, an overwhelming majority of the programs supporting individuals with disabilities are governed at the state level. It is here where policy and funding decisions are made.

Additionally, visit our “MN-CCD News” page for valuable updates from our member organizations, including recent media features, organizational announcements, and more.

Employment and the Olmstead Implementation Office

Date: Monday, September 15th
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Goodwill/Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Ave N, Commons Room, Saint Paul, MN

MN-CCD’s Employment Working Group is excited to be welcoming Olmstead Implementation Office Executive Director, Dr. Darlene Zangara, to their meeting on Monday, September 15th. Topics that will be addressed include:
• How “meaningful employment” is defined.
• How “being fully integrated in the workplace” is defined.
• What constitutes informed choice when considering employment options for people with disabilities?
• The Olmstead Implementation Office’s thoughts on the Minnesota Disability Law Center’s letter regarding the Rhode Island settlement and its potential implications for MN related to integrated employment.

Citizen Advocate Academy Advocacy Trainings-STARTING SOON!

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Citizen Advocate Academy (CAA) is partnering
with the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to expand our Metro-based
advocacy training. Join us to develop your advocacy skills, understand the legislative
process and connect with policymakers in your community! Click on the link here for session details and registration information!

MN-CCD Seeking Applications for Board of Director

Looking for a great opportunity to exercise your leadership skills in the nonprofit sector AND guide the mission and vision of an organization doing great work in the disability advocacy community? Then MN-CCD is looking for YOU! MN-CCD is currently seeking candidates to apply for our Board of Directors!

Questions? Read our Application Cover Letter HERE .
The Application can be found HERE.
Curious about the Roles and Responsibilities of serving as a Board Member? Our MN-CCD Board of Directors Job Description can be found HERE.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Rebecca Covington via email (preferred) or phone (952)-818-8718.

Mark your calendars for MN-CCD’s Annual Fall Membership Meeting!

MN-CCD will be holding our Annual Fall Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 16th, from 10:00am-12:00pm at Goodwill Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Ave No, Saint Paul, MN. Join us for an update on our 2015 Policy Campaigns, the election of our new Board Members, and much, much more!


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