The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Promoting Independence, Productivity, Self-Determination, Integration and Inclusion
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 1999 ANNUAL REPORT

Our 1999 Program Performance Report (PPR) was submitted electronically to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) on January 1, 2000. The electronic format does not produce a readable document; numbers (output) were reported but our key business results (outcomes) – independence, productivity, integration and inclusion (IPII) – were not fully captured.

We reported significant increases in IPII over time for each of our grant activities in a brief narrative section of the PPR. Following are highlights of these results and information about the suppliers who are carrying out each of our grant activities:

Partners in Policymaking®:

A total of 106 individuals (parents of young children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities) graduated from four classes (Classes 12 through 15) of Partners. These graduates reported an 87% increase in independence, 40% increase in productivity, and an 85% increase in integration and inclusion as a result of their participation in the Partners program. Most significant was a 44% increase in productivity across these four classes / two years.

There are now more than 7,708 Partners graduates nationally and internationally.

    SUPPLIER:
    North Central Service Cooperative
    200 North First Street, Suite 1
    Staples, Minnesota 56479

    Contact: Naomi Beachy
    (218) 294-1930 voice
    (888) 453-8385 toll free
    (218) 894-3045 fax
    nbeachy@ncscmn.org

Advanced Leadership Training:

A total of 93 Minnesota Partners graduates received stipends for leadership training institutes / workshops and/or participated in workshops on topics that they have requested. Partners graduates reported a 74% increase in independence, 94% increase in productivity, and 79% increase in integration and inclusion as a result of their participation in these advanced leadership training activities in a single year.

    SUPPLIER:
    Government Training Service
    400 Cedar Street, Suite 401
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

    Contacts: Mary Sabatke or Carol Schoeneck
    (651) 222-7409 voice
    (651) 223-5307 fax
    msabatke@mngts.org or cschoeneck@mngts.org

Youth Leadership:

A total of 37 young adults with developmental disabilities participated in Service Treks (a four-day “outward bound” type camping and service learning experience) and Youth in Government (a model assembly program that gives youth practical experience about the functioning of the three branches of state government). Youth reported a 90% increase in independence, 80% increase in productivity, and 86% increase in integration and inclusion as a result of their participation in these youth leadership activities in a single year.

    SUPPLIER:
    Ridgedale YMCA
    12301 Ridgedale Drive
    Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305-1904

    Contacts: Kim Erickson or Brian Hubbard
    (612) 544-7708 voice
    (612) 544-4765 fax

Cultural Diversity /Outreach Programs:

African American Outreach: A total of 12 parents graduated from two leadership training classes. They reported a 61% increase in independence, 53% increase in productivity, and 11% increase in integration and inclusion as a result of their participation. Most significant was that overall results improved 86% across these two classes and two years.

    SUPPLIER:
    Institute for Minority Development
    251 Portland Avenue South
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

    Contact: Ella Gross
    (612) 333-1993 voice
    (612) 333-1997 fax
    egross@minoritydevelopment.org

Native American Outreach: A total of 14 parents graduated from two leadership training classes / two years (Leech Lake and White Earth bands of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe). They reported a 97% increase in independence, 70% increase in productivity, and 93% increase in integration and inclusion as a result of their participation.

During this current grant year, we have a new supplier and the program will be conducted in the Twin Cities metro area. Participants will be parents of children with developmental disabilities who are also members of the White Earth community.

    SUPPLIER:
    KDWB Variety Family Center
    University of Minnesota Gateway, #160
    200 Oak Street Southeast
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-2002

    Contact: Peggy Mann Rinehart
    (612) 626-2931 voice
    (612) 626-2134 fax

Employment Project:

Interviews were conducted with 12 employers who are associated with the Minnesota Council for Quality, and understand and apply the Malcolm Baldrige National Award Criteria, to learn about their employment systems / processes; employment needs, requirements, and expectations; experiences / problems working with people with developmental disabilities and service delivery systems. Focus groups were conducted to identify key components of a career directed employment system that includes people with developmental disabilities.

During this current grant year, employers will receive training on the Baldrige Criteria and quality framework application to complete the design phase of this employment system. Employer training will emphasize the Leadership and Human Resources categories of the Baldrige framework.

    SUPPLIER:
    Minnesota Council on Quality
    2850 Metro Drive, Suite 519
    Bloomington, Minnesota 55425

    Contact: Pat Billings
    (612) 851-3181 voice
    (612) 851-3173 fax
    mc4quality@aol.com

    Subcontractor: Bill Harreld
    Quality Culture Institute
    2603 Institute Road
    Rochester, Minnesota 55902
    dwharreld@aol.com

Quality Initiative:

Council members, staff, and suppliers completed a total of 1,002 hours of training on the Baldrige Criteria and quality framework to improve performance, align all activities with IPII results, and focus product / service design / delivery around customer needs, requirements, and expectations.

    SUPPLIER:
    Minnesota Council on Quality
    2850 Metro Drive, Suite 519
    Bloomington, Minnesota 55425

    Contact: Pat Billings
    (612) 851-3181 voice
    (612) 851-3173 fax
    mc4quality@aol.com

    Subcontractor: Bill Harreld
    Quality Culture Institute
    2603 Institute Road
    Rochester, Minnesota 55902
    dwharreld@aol.com

Training Conferences:

A total of 989 individuals participated in training conferences that focused on leadership development and leadership skills. They reported a 78% increase in independence, 77% increase in productivity, and 77% increase in integration and inclusion as a result of their participation.

    SUPPLIER:
    Various - Three suppliers received cosponsorship funds to plan and conduct training conferences during this reporting year. Information about suppliers who were recently awarded cosponsorship funds and training conferences that will be held during this current grant year can be found under WHAT’S NEW.

Publications:

A total of 17,629 publications and 11,729 CD-ROMs were disseminated. Evaluation scores averaged 8.7(scale of 1 to 10; 10 = highest) with 303 evaluation cards returned; 96% of the respondents indicated the publication / product was helpful or useful.

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.