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Minnesota Microgrant Program Success Story – Rosemarie

Rosemarie has spent the past 12 years as a homemaker and was ready to rejoin the workforce. She started as a stylist at Maurice’s in a local mall. However, Rosemarie didn’t have the income to afford new clothing that would be appropriate for a contemporary fashion retailer.  In her application, Rosemarie said “I would feel most […]

Ask An Advocate: Sexual Abuse

Q: I have been listening to the NPR series, Abused and Betrayed, which talks about how people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a much higher rate — seven times higher — than people without disabilities. The last episode pointed out that sexual education is recognized as a critical step toward preventing abuse. Does […]

Ask An Advocate: State Quality Council

Q: What is the State Quality Council?   A: The State Quality Council is a team of people who are working to improve the quality of services provided to people with disabilities in the State of Minnesota. Council members include the Department of Human Services, people who receive disability services, the family members of people […]

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