Your responses are in! During the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair, more than 350 people answered the question, “What does Disability Pride mean to you?” We created a word cloud to represent the responses. From the 350 responses, we list 136 keywords that give insight into what Disability Pride means to you.
July is Disability Pride Month, a celebration of disability as an identity and culture. As part of our celebrations, we asked staff at the Minnesota Council on Disability: What does Disability Pride mean to you? Several staff members shared their responses for the blog.
Remote meetings enabled millions of people to continue working, learning, and connecting with friends and family when they couldn’t leave their homes. And that same enabling power can still benefit people with disabilities, providing opportunities for engagement.
Jules Edwards, co-founder of the Minnesota Autistic Alliance, writes about how stories of autism are often portrayed as either being full of hardship or used for inspiration and are frequently told from someone else’s perspective. Jules explains that being Autistic is not all sunshine and rainbows, nor is it doom and gloom. It can, in fact, be joyful.
April is Deaf History Month. Executive Director David Dively, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and hard of hearing himself, highlights some important events in the Minnesota Deaf community.
The Minnesota Council on Disability supports maintaining the work of the subminimum wage taskforce. The Arc Minnesota’s CEO, Andrea Zuber, has written a great post to ensure there is no confusion about what the task force does and why it is important for Minnesota!