Ask An Advocate: Medical Assistance – TEFRA

Q: My 4 year old son has physical and cognitive disabilities.  We were told to apply for Medical Assistance – TEFRA in order to access therapies, equipment, taking care of him and other help.  I think the parental fee will be too expensive and we are concerned we can’t afford it.  Are there ways we […]

The Arc Minnesota Elects Board for New Statewide Organization

The membership of The Arc Minnesota has elected a new Board of Directors to serve the recently merged organization. On January 1, 2018, chapters of The Arc across Minnesota came together as a statewide organization to provide consistent, essential services to support more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.   Board members […]

Ask An Advocate: Person-Centered Quality Review

Q: What is a Person-Centered Quality Review?   A: The Arc Minnesota was appointed as a key partner with the Department of Human Services and the State Quality Council to develop a Regional Quality Council for the Metro area.   The Regional Quality Council is made up of individuals with disabilities, family members, community members, […]

Minnesota Microgrant Partnership Helps Grantee Get Moving Again

Congratulations to Amy who recently received a new wheelchair through Minnesota Microgrant Partnership funds!   Amy needed a new wheelchair and after working with her insurance company, getting a satisfactory resolution was taking longer than anyone would have imagined. In the meantime, Amy was using a 10-year-old substitute that had a malfunctioning wheel that would […]

Tapemark Charity Pro-Am Benefits The Arc Minnesota – June 8-10, 2018

For over 44 years, the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am has been improving the lives of people living with developmental disabilities. The tournament was founded by two visionary men, Bob Klas Sr and Pat Cody Sr, who saw an opportunity to support those living with disabilities by establishing unique golf events based on competition and camaraderie. The […]

How could $500 help you reach your goals?

The Minnesota Microgrant Partnership makes grants up to $1,000 to adults receiving waiver services or youth 16 and older with IEPs, who spend most of the day with students with disabilities, to achieve goals around competitive employment, accessible housing, and community inclusion.   We have made grants to business owners who need things to start […]

Ask An Advocate: Applying for Medical Assistance

Q: I need help paying for my child’s behavioral therapy program. I heard about the Medical Assistance program, and was told she will need to be certified disabled through the State Medical Review Team (SMRT). She was certified disabled through Social Security when we applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How do we apply for […]

Ask An Advocate: Minnesota Microgrant Partnership

Q: My 18 year-old son with a disability is interested in photography as a future employment option. He is studying photography at a community college. Right now he uses his phone camera to complete assignments. Do you know of any resources to help him get a camera for school and help him as he builds […]

Vitals™ Aware Services Complimentary 12-Month Subscription Offer

Through a gift from an anonymous donor, The Arc Minnesota will provide complimentary 12-month subscriptions to the Vitals Aware Services to 50 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Provided as a smartphone app, Vitals Aware Services technology creates safer interactions between first responders and people with behavioral, mental health and developmental disabilities. This offer is […]

Comcast Cares Day – April 21, 2018

The Arc Minnesota is excited to be joining forces with more than 2,200 Twin Cities Comcast employees, family members and friends for Comcast Cares Day 2018, the nation’s largest single day of volunteering. This year’s event will be Saturday, April 21 at a variety of locations, including our Arc’s Value Village St. Paul store.   […]