The Arc Blog

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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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Ask An Advocate: Housing Expense Support

Q. I just found out that I have the chance to move from a group home into my own apartment

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2018 Elections |
A New Political Landscape: 2018 Midterm Election Outcomes

Were you one of the nearly 2.6 million Minnesotans who got out and voted in Tuesday’s midterm elections? Thanks to

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Ask An Advocate: Medicare Cards

Q: I’m on Medical Assistance and Medicare and received a new Medicare card in the mail recently. I noticed my

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Ask An Advocate: Cost of Living Options

Q: My daughter receives $750 each month in Social Security Income and is looking for a job and her own

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Ask An Advocate: Abuse Prevention

Q: My sister is 25 years old and has Autism. She was previously in a physically abusive relationship, and I’m

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Ask An Advocate: Why Vote?

Q.: Why bother voting? How do I find out how to vote and who I will be voting for?  

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Ask An Advocate: Acronyms

Q: I was at an annual meeting with my 22 year old son and his case manager, staff and work

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