The Arc Blog

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How $500 Changed Ben’s Life

The Minnesota Microgrant Partnership offers grants to people with disabilities, asking them “How could $500 change your life?” In the

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Share your story of true belonging for the Arc Gala

What does it mean to truly belong? Here at The Arc Minnesota, we envision an equitable society where people with

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How a filmmaker met her goals with the help of the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership

Ayesha is a filmmaker from the Twin Cities. She recently premiered her short film “Little Men” at the Riverview Theater!

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Yes I Can! – Katie McDermott

Self-advocacy is important to The Arc’s Advocate Associate, Katie McDermott. To Katie, self-advocacy empowers her to give back. Katie initially

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Yes I Can! – Melvin Haagenson

Melvin has been a volunteer on our Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee for many years. To him, self-advocacy means that people with

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Brion’s Story: A Person-Centered Plan

For decades, people have come to The Arc Minnesota for help with personalized assistance, lifestyle planning, and future guidance for

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Yes I Can! – Heidi Myhre

For Heidi Myhre, self-advocacy is about making choices. Many people with disabilities are not given the opportunity to make decisions

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Yes I Can! – Rocky Brodersen

Rocky has been volunteering with The Arc Minnesota’s Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee for many years. To him, self-advocacy means that people

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Yes I Can! – Kelly Lee

Kelly Lee is a longtime member of The Arc Minnesota’s Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee. Kelly values self-advocacy because people with disabilities

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Yes I Can! – Jeff White

Self-advocacy means different things to different people. Jeff White is a member of The Arc’s Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee. To him,

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Using Advocacy Skills to Incite Change

For over 70 years, The Arc has fought for the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As

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How do you tell your story?

My name is Jeff and there are many parts to my story. I am a loving husband to my wife

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