The Southeast Region of The Arc Minnesota provides the following supports and programs for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the region.
- Individual and Family Advocacy
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. Read more about our advocacy services here. Read personal examples of our advocacy from Beth and from Linda.
- Education and Training
Attend the Assistive Technology Expo in Rochester on November 3, 2018! Other educational opportunities in the Southeast Region and statewide webinars are listed on the region’s main page. For a listing of all of The Arc Minnesota events, click here.
- Housing Services
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 landlord, and provide other support. We offer two programs: Housing Access Services and Housing Access Coordination. Contact Tonya Bauer if you live in the Southeast Region and would like assistance. Read more about additional housing resources here.
- Region 10 Regional Quality Council
The council, one of three sponsored by The Arc Minnesota, works to develop systems that continuously improve the services for individuals with disabilities, so they have the services and supports they need, when and where they need them, so they can live the life they choose in their community. Read more about the Region 10 Council on its website and on Facebook.
- The ArcPlan
This program provides options to families concerned about the future lifetime care and quality of life of a loved one with disabilities. TheArcPlan 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 Tiana Bingold for assistance.
- Master Pooled Trust
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 Tiana Bingold for assistance.
- Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM)
SAM is a network of self-advocates, advisor, 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 Tiana Bingold for assistance. Read more about SAM here.
- Scholarships/Mini-Grants Available to Southeast Region Residents
The Arc Scholarship: This grant is or 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 program; training/educational opportunities; or individual needs (equipment, furniture, clothing, etc.) Click here for more information and an application.
Seth Pack Mini-Grant for Families: This Mini-Grant is or families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Southeast Region’s service area. It. scholarship that helps defray the cost to attend camp, training/education opportunities, or individual needs (equipment, furniture, clothing, etc.). Click here for an application.
Seth Pack 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/service to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here for an application