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Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Steven Kuntz
Name Steven Kuntz
Preferred Mailing Address 3413 Adair Ave. N.
Crystal, MN 55422
Contact Phone 612 302-7063 Work
763 536 7709 Home
651 296-3900 TTY
Fax 612 302-7062 Work
Education B. A. Social Work
Interest in developmental disabilities

I had the opportunity to work with individuals with disabilities both developmental disabilities, spinal cord disabilities, congenital disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, deaf and hard of hearing, visually impaired and every other disability both cognitive and physical for over 30 years.

In this time I have been fascinated with the resilience of the human spirit and ability to overcome the challenges that a cognitive disability presents. I also understand the need for strong advocacy with and on behalf of these individuals both by families and professionals.

I am truly dedicated to the philosophy that human beings no matter what their situation have an innate desire for employment. One of my goals with working with individuals with disabilities is to maximize their opportunities with employment.

Experience in developmental disabilities

I have had the opportunity to work with individuals with disabilities both in group homes settings, through courage center for 10 years within the residential program, an opportunity partners with their traumatic brain injury program.

While there we worked hand-in-hand with maximizing and dovetailing services that would benefit not only the TBI program but the developmentally disabled programs as well. I also had an opportunity to work at goodwill Easter seals providing placement services to broad-spectrum individuals with disabilities and this of damages.

I've been focusing my efforts working with the state of Minnesota for the last 11 years developing opportunities for employment broad-spectrum.

Anything else about yourself I truly have been fortunate of working with so many individuals with disabilities that have taught me so much about the important things in life. It is about helping actualize respect and dignity for all individuals and giving them the opportunity to be self determining regarding where they work, where they live and where they play. It is being a good Stewart of taxpayer dollars to ensure that individuals receive the services that are going to maximize their independence while being respectful of their individuality and self-determination.


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 370 Centennial Office Building  658 Cedar Street   St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 
Phone: 651.296.4018   Toll-free number: 877.348.0505   MN Relay Service: 800.627.3529 OR 711   Fax: 651.297.7200 
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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.