Legislative Update

By Scott Burlingame Assistant Program Director This is a very busy time for those of us who pay attention to legislation relating to the lives of people with disabilities. In the next few paragraphs, I will give you an update on the progress of just a few of the bills we have been tracking. Federal…
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Upcoming Event

TBI/BI Workshop Presented by The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota Brain Injury – Intro Plus Erika J. Frake, M.F.C.S , BS Breanna Berthelsen, BA   When: May 6 10:30-12:00 Where: Otter Tail Power Community Rooms—215 S. Cascade Fergus Falls, Minnesota   Advanced Training for PROFESSIONALS ONLY The class teaches various adjustments and life changes that…
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Join Us For This Freedom Co-Sponsored Event

The Arc of Bismarck’s Partners in Policymaking Program Presents A Community Education Workshop… Computer Accessibility & Assistive Technology for People with Learning Disabilities Richard Dodds, Presenter Monday, March 9, 2009 Expressway Suites 4303 17th Avenue S Fargo, ND 1 – 5 PM Get the most from the technology you already have! It’s easier than you…
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Stop Jerry Lewis From Getting Humanitarian Award

Petition Against Humanitarian Award for Jerry Lewis A petition has been launched to object to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ announcement that it will give Jerry Lewis its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscar Awards ceremony on February 22, 2009. >>> To Read and Sign the Petition http://www.petitiononline.com/jlno2009/petition.html >>>For More Information…
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What’s Wrong With This Photo?

From US Census Bureau statistics, 2000: There were an estimated 612,027 voting-aged persons with disabilities state of Minnesota at that time, 336,615 of whom were estimated to have voted. This amounts to 55%. Total voter turnout for Minnesota during the 2000 election was 67.8%. There were an estimated 88,842 voting-aged persons with disabilities in the…
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