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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.
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FFY 2012 Training Conferences Cosponsorship Funds Awarded

Thirteen Minnesota organizations were recently awarded cosponsorship funds for training conferences. The conferences provide opportunities for participants to learn about best practices, and develop or strengthen their personal leadership skills. The expectation is that these training experiences will result in increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The organizations listed below are recipients of cosponsorship funds for FFY 2012. Please contact them directly for conference/training session details, registration, or information about their services.

Fraser
2400 West 64th Street
Richfield, Minnesota 55423
Conference Title: "ASD: Transitioning from Adolescence to Adulthood"
Conference Dates: April 19, 2012 and August 20, 2012
Contact:  Chris Bentley
(612) 798-8331
chris@fraser.org

The Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
656 Transfer Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Conference Title: "Voices & Choices: 2012 Youth & Adult Conference"
Conference Date: April 21, 2012
Contact:  Kathleen Forney
(651) 603-0720
kathleen@dsamn.org

Arc Kandiyohi County
200 Southwest 4th Street
Suite 25
Willmar, Minnesota 56201
Conference Title: "Secrets to Our Success"
Conference Date: April 21, 2012
Contacts:  Mary Rhude or Kari Goldschmidt
(320) 231-1777
arckandi@clearwire.net

The Arc United – Headwaters Region
1819 Bemidji Avenue, #2
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
Conference Title: "Human Rights Conference"
Conference Date: April 26, 2012
Contact: Cass Robinson
(218) 759-0097
arcnw@paulbunyan.net

MnDACA
1821 University Avenue,
Suite 292-South
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Conference Title: "2012 MnDACA Professional Development Conference"
Conference Date: May 14, 2012
Contact:  Jerry Mueller
(651) 647-9200
mndaca@usinternet.com

Arc of West Central Minnesota
810 Fourth Avenue South
Suite 134
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
Conference Title: "Arc West Central Leadership Conference"
Conference Date: May 19, 2012
Contact: Angela Schmitz
(320) 766-3004
angie.schmitzarc@yahoo.com

Reach for Resources, Inc.
1001 Highway 7,
Suite 217
Hopkins, Minnesota 55305
Conference Title: "Strengthening and Empowering Yourself through Wellness"
Conference Date: May 22, 2012
Contact: Megan Bessett
(952) 988-4177
mbessett@reachforresources.org

Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University
275 North Syndicate Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Conference Title: "Together We Can: Grow Healthy Kids"
Conference Date: June 23, 2012
Contact:  Cindy Croft
(651) 603-6265
croft@csp.edu

Arc Southeastern Minnesota
6301 Bandel Road NW,
Suite 605
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Conference Title: "2012 SAM SE Regional Conference"
Conference Date: June 23, 2012
Contact:  Melissa Evans
(507) 287-2032, Ext 3
melissa@arcse-mn.org

discapacitados abriéndose caminos (d.a.c)
621 Maria Avenue
South St. Paul, Minnesota 55075
Conference Title: Knowing Your Body/Safety in Relationships"
Conference Dates: June 25 – 28, 2012
Contact: Ana Perez de Perez
(651) 293-1748
discapacitados@qwestoffice.net

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
1600 University Avenue West
Suite 300
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Conference Title: "Midwest Seizure Smart Summer Conference"
Conference Date: July 19, 2012
Contact: Amanda Van Wyhe
(651) 287-2313
avanwhye@efmn.org

ABLE, Inc.
216 East South Street
Caledonia, Minnesota 55921
Conference Title: "Eagle Bluff Rendezvous"
Conference Dates: August 16 – 17, 2012
Contact: Gail Meyer
(507) 895-8111, Ext 1102
gmeyer@able-inc.org

Advocating Change Together, Inc.
1821 University Avenue,
Suite 306-South
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Conference Title: "2012 SABE National Conference"
Conference Date: August 30 – September 2, 2012
Contact:  Mary Kay Kennedy
(651) 641-0297
kennedy@selfadvocacy.org

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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.