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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.
Melissa Winger
Name Melissa Winger
Preferred Mailing Address 185 North McCarrons Blvd Apt 215
Roseville MN 55113
Contact Phone Business: (Cell) 651-587-9706
Education Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma and MNHealth IT workforce training graduate
Interest in developmental disabilities I am a mother of a teenage son with significant developmental disabilities and multiple chronic medical needs relating from a complex chromosome disorder. I am dedicated to advocating for the supports and services needed to live a full and independent life in the community.
Experience in developmental disabilities Inspired by my son I have dedicated the past 15 years on advocating the rights and needs of people with developmental disabilities. I have served on the Family Advisory Council of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and then as Chairperson of the council for 3 years.

Currently at Children's, I am on the Institutional Review Board and a member of the Ethics Committee. I also serve on the Emergency Medical Services for Children Resource Center Committee and most recently on the Family Voices- Center for Excellence Parent Advisory Group. Partners in Policymaking Class 26
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about yourself
I contract with the MN Dept of Health as a Health Care Home – Consumer Site Evaluator I live in Eagan with Greg and our 4 children Kayla 20, Nathan 18, Nick 16, and Devin 15.


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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.