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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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Ask An Advocate: Planning for the Future

Q: I have questions about my son’s care and quality of life in the future. He is 30 years old,

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Ask An Advocate: GetSet! Online Interest Map Tool

Q: I am a high school special education teacher, and am looking for a way for students to start thinking

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Ask An Advocate: Survivor SSI Benefits and Medical Assistance (MA)

Q: My brother is 55 years-old and has an intellectual disability. He has disability-based Medical Assistance (MA) and has been

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Ask An Advocate: Microgrants Available

Q: My case manager told me I might be able to apply for a microgrant from The Arc Minnesota. Are

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Ask An Advocate: Communicating Choices

Q. Does The Arc have any tools to help a young person communicate their interests and choices? A. The Arc

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Ask An Advocate: Housing Access Services

Q: I am homeless. I have been living in my car or sleeping on a friend’s couch. I can’t go

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Ask An Advocate: Special Needs or Pooled Trust?

Q. What is the difference between a Special Needs Trust and Pooled Trust? A. A pooled trust is a special

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Ask An Advocate: Applying for Medical Assistance

Q. My 11-year-old son has an intellectual and developmental disability and I was told I should apply for Medical Assistance

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Ask An Advocate: MnCHOICES Assessment

Q. I have a 16 year old son with a disability, and due to his disability, he needs help taking

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