The Southeast Region of The Arc Minnesota provides the following supports and programs for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the region.
Advocacy can be used to ensure the protection of constitutional rights; meet social and emotional needs of people with developmental disabilities; referring you to resources and information; accompanying you to meetings with a school team or an adult service program provider.
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The Assistive Technology Expo in Rochester is held annually. Other educational opportunities in the Southeast Region and statewide webinars are listed on the events calendar.
We can help you move to a place of your own by accompanying you when you look for housing, help you complete rental applications, meet with you and prospective landlords, and provide other support. We offer two programs: Housing Access Services and Housing Access Coordination.
The council, one of three sponsored by The Arc Minnesota, works to develop systems that continuously improve the services for individuals with disabilities. It helps them find the services and supports they need, when and where they need them, so they can live the life they choose in their community.
In 2016, a new system for reviewing quality of supports for individuals with disabilities was developed and is being implemented in through three Regional Quality Councils. Region 10 Quality Assurance continues to be funded through the Minnesota Legislature with a shift in focus to activities to support a person driven quality service system in Region 10 and beyond.
This program provides options to families concerned about the future lifetime care and quality of life of a loved one with disabilities. The ArcPlan provides services and supports when family members are not available or are unable to do so. These supports can relieve family members and close friends of overwhelming responsibilities. Those living in the Southeast Region can contact our office for assistance.
This statewide program can help provide future financial security for an individual with disabilities, while not affecting the person’s eligibility for public benefits, such Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or Medical Assistance. Those living in the Southeast Region can contact our office for assistance.
Self-Advocates Minnesota is a network of self-advocates, advisors, allies, friends, family, and professionals — led by self-advocates. The main focus of the group is to build a statewide network to help people with developmental disabilities know their rights through personal and group action. Those living in the Southeast Region can contact our office for assistance.
The Arc Scholarship: This grant is for families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Southeast Region’s service area. The maximum amount is $50 per person/per year. Scholarships may be requested for: camp; vacation; recreational programs; training/educational opportunities; or individual needs (equipment, furniture, clothing, etc.).
Seth Pack Mini-Grant for Families: This mini-grant is for families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Southeast Region’s service area. It is a scholarship that helps defray the cost to attend camp, training/education opportunities, or individual needs (equipment, furniture, clothing, etc.).
Seth Pack Mini-Grant for Agencies and Projects: The mini-grant is for agencies/projects that support children under 18 with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Southeast Region’s service area. It can be requested for a specific program, start-up project, event, etc. that provides a benefit or service to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.