MCD is hiring a public policy intern. If you are passionate about civil rights, and are wondering how you can address ableism in Minnesota, AND you’re enrolled in a graduate program, MCD is your premier internship opportunity.
What would make Minnesota a better place for people with disabilities? The new Minnesota Disability Action Partnership (MnDAP) is a group of over 25 non-profit organizations and state agencies dedicated to improving services and supports for Minnesotans with disabilities. MnDAP was created in response to the inequities highlighted by COVID-19 in the disability community. As we think about expanding our work, we want to learn from you.
Erica Barnes, administrator for the Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Diseases, writes about Rare Disease Day. Erica shares her personal story, the barriers people face in the rare disease community, the importance of equity, and more!
Support SF 1570! Minnesotans often face difficult or even insurmountable barriers in finding and maintaining employment. The Minnesota Council on Disability is leading efforts to increase disability representation in the Minnesota state government workforce. Senate File 1570 improves the hiring and retention of Minnesotans with disabilities.
On Thursday, January 13th the Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) hosted our annual Legislative Forum with remarks from several state leaders, including Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. The theme of this year’s forum was “Capacity Building” and increasing disability representation in government. The event featured two bi-partisan legislative panels and a public comment section.
Minnesotans with disabilities share how they were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also share thoughts of what the future might bring, and each has an ask for their communities. People with disabilities are not invisible, our life’s are worthy.