DHS partners with counties, tribes, providers, consumer groups, advocacy organizations and other partners in human services to address Minnesotans' needs.
These changes allow us to:
We would like to receive some feedback on these changes from consumers, family, lead agencies, provider agencies and other interested stakeholders. We plan to:
1. Incorporate your feedback into service definitions we are developing.
2. Post these definitions for public comment in August.
3. Submit the service definitions to CMS with the waiver amendments in the fall.
Please see the flyer (PDF) for more information, including how to register.
Sometime referred to as communities of practice, learning communities are groups of people who share a passion for a particular topic and work together to learn how to do it better.
The Minnesota Employment Learning Community, started in September 2014, is a group of people working to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. These outcomes include earning at least minimum wage and working in a job alongside people without disabilities.
We talk about this as “integrated, competitive employment”. During the course of this work, the Minnesota Employment Learning Community will:
Participants include people with disabilities, family members as well as people from organizations that support integrated, competitive employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Participants for this learning community may include:
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Employment Learning Community, please complete the Statement of Interest Form. The form includes instructions how to submit (mail or fax) the application. As terms of current members open up, additional applications will be considered.
Support to prepare for and attend meetings is available to you if you are selected to participate in this group.
If you require help to complete this form, please contact Bekah Satre at Bekah.firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-431-5783.
Terms of the membership are one or two years. There is a maximum of three years of participation allowed.
Participating in the Employment Learning Community will involve approximately four hours per month:
Members who do not live in the metro area will be able to join the meetings by phone. More information will be made available at a later date.
More information about what “integrated, competitive employment” or “Employment First” means, is available on the Minnesota's Olmstead Plan website.