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Advocacy & Resources

Resources for individuals with disabilities and their families to improve their lives.

The Arc Minnesota: The Arc Minnesota promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People with disabilities and their families trust The Arc for information, assistance, education, and public policy leadership. 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VRS): VRS can assist in development of vocational skills through short or long term training programs; find and keep a job with the assistance of a vocational counselor and placement specialist; and, live independently in the community. Eligibility is based on whether you have a physical or mental disability that makes it difficult to prepare for, get, or keep work.

Disability Hub: Disability Hub MN is a free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system and plan for your future. The purpose of this website is to provide a single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues.

Housing Benefits: Explore your housing options. Discover what works for you. Make a plan to get there. A resource focusing on employment for people with serious mental illness using the evidence-based supported employment model called Individual Placement and Support (IPS). NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Choosework.ssa: Access to employment support services for social security beneficiaries who want to work.

Wright County Transportation: Trailblazer Transit is a general public transit system that provides transportation to people of all ages for just about any reason.

Voting: Register to vote, election day voting, other ways to vote. 

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