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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.
2003 Training Conferences
Cosponsorship Funds Awarded

Nine Minnesota organizations were recently awarded cosponsorship funds for training conferences. These conferences provide best practices information, focus on leadership training, and provide opportunities for participants to learn and strengthen their personal leadership skills. The expectation is that these training experiences will result in the greater independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and their families in the community.

The organizations below are recipients of these cosponsorship funds. Please contact them directly for registration information or conference details:

The Autism Society of Minnesota
2380 Wycliff Street
Suite 102
St. Paul, MN 55114
Conference Title: "2003 AuSM Event!"
Conference Dates: April 23-26, 2003
Contact: Mary Powell
(651) 647-1083, Ext 14

2003 Self Advocacy Planning Committee
c/o Advocating Change Together, Inc.
1821 University Avenue
Suite 306-South
St. Paul, MN 55104
Conference Title: "Working Together for Change"
Conference Dates: April 25-26, 2003
Contact: Katie Ranck or Kathy Sanders
(651) 641-0297

Down Syndrome Association of MN
668 Transfer Road
St. Paul, MN 55114
Conference Title: "Voices and Choices"
Conference Date: May 3, 2003
Contact: Sandra Bahr
(651) 603-0720

Arc Hennepin-Carver
4301 Highway 7
Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Conference Title: "The Faces of Inclusion: Including People with Disabilities
in Faith Communities"
Conference Date: May 12, 2003
Contact: Barb Lemke
(952) 920-0855

MnDACA
1821 University Avenue
Suite 292-South
St. Paul, MN 55104
Conference Title: "Riding the Waves of Change"
Conference Dates: June 11-13, 2003
Contact: Jerry Mueller
(651) 647-9200

Arc Great Rivers
1201 – 89th Avenue NE
Suite 305
Blaine, MN 55434
Conference Title: "Community Means Everyone"
Conference Date: September 13, 2003
Contact: Celeste denDaas
(763) 783-4767

Fraser
2400 West 64th Street
Richfield, MN 55423
Conference Title: "WHAT NEXT? A Workshop for families of Children Who
Have Been Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Conference Date: August 2003
Contact: Chris Bentley
(612) 558-1743

Arc Central Minnesota
6112 – 322nd Street
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Conference Title: "Creating Choice and Community Connections"
Conference Date: September 13, 2003
Contact: Bev Kaler
(3320) 240-9550

Arc Minnesota
770 Transfer Road
Suite 26
St. Paul, MN 55114
Conference Title: "Mobilizing and Energizing for the Future"
Conference Dates: September 19-20, 2003
Contact: Mike Gude
(651) 523-0823

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