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!
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.
Brittanie Wilson, MCD’s Communication Officer, shares her experience going to Washington, DC to advocate for the Build Back Better Act and its inclusion of more funding for Personal Care Attendants and other homecare services. Contrary to the admonitions of “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps” and “Be independent,” our shared reality is much different. We rely on one another to thrive.
Continuing to celebrate NDEAM, MCD puts the spotlight on Minnesotans with disabilities seeking employment. Meet Nick Wilkie. Nick is a fun-loving person who is passionate about building relationships while enjoying a good laugh. He talks about how he got started in his career and why following your passion is the key to success.
To celebrate NDEAM, MCD puts the spotlight on Minnesotans with disabilities seeking employment. Meet Dupree Edwards. Dupree is a local rapper and performing artist. Dupree talks about how essential job coaches are in finding competitive integrated employment and why people with disabilities deserve to move up the career ladder.
To celebrate NDEAM, MCD is putting the spotlight on Minnesotans with disabilities seeking employment. Erin Thomson is the owner of RolledClay, a local, online jewelry and accessory shop. Erin talks about the ableism and discrimination she experienced while searching for work and how “showing the world what two disabled hands can do” has led her down a path to success.