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Ask An Advocate: Volunteering at The Arc

Q. I have a sister who is 18 years old with a bright smile and an infectious laugh! She also

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Ask An Advocate: Minnesota Microgrants

Q: I am 18 and want to become a Certified Microsoft Specialist to further my career. I could get a

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Ask An Advocate: State Medical Review Team (SMRT)

Q: Another parent told me to have my son “SMRTed” so he can receive disability services. I do not know

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Ask An Advocate: Election Year and Voting

Q: Is this an election year? How can I find out whether or not I’m supposed to vote in the

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Ask An Advocate: Social Security

Q:I’ve heard about SSI benefits and would like to know more about it. A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a

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Ask An Advocate: Creating Connections

Q: My son spends a lot of time by himself. He doesn’t have friends to call or to invite him

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Ask An Advocate: How Can You Help Me?

Q. I have an 8 year old son with cerebral palsy. I have recently heard about The Arc Minnesota. What

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Ask an Advocate: Master Pooled Trust

Q. If I create a Master Pooled Trust for my child with a disability, can others contribute money to it?

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Ask An Advocate: Public Policy

Q: I heard that there are only a few weeks left of the legislative session. What is the status of

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Ask An Advocate: Charter Schools

Q. What is a charter school? A. A charter school is a public school. Because they are public schools, they

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Ask an Advocate: Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS)

Q. I have two children with disabilities who utilize the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option. I would like to

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Ask An Advocate: ABLE Account Savings

Q. I opened an ABLE Account recently and just got my first job. How much can I put in my

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