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Institutions to Independence

Institutions to Independence"Institutions to Independence" is a 30 minute documentary produced by TPT (public television) in cooperation with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Government Training Services. This documentary tells the story of services in Minnesota from the 1860s into the 21st Century through the telling of stories of people with developmental disabilities, families, and professionals.


Know Your RightsIn addition to the documentary, the Minnesota Governor's Council worked with TPT to create "Know Your Rights", an Illustrated Essay by David Gillette regarding the Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities.


Judge FrankThe Honorable Donovan Frank, United States District Court Judge, speaks with compassion about his personal experiences with individuals with developmental disabilities and social justice in the courts system; and together with Karen Loven, a self advocate, they exchange their respective knowledge and understanding of rights issues.
 
 
 


Welsch PhotosFor more information about Minnesota history and developmental disabilities, visit "With An Eye to the Past."

To see a complete slide show about the Welsch photo exhibits from the 1973 trial, please visit www.mnddc.org/past/1970s/gallery.html.

 
 


To purchase art work by Richard Brown shown in the documentary, please contact Partnership Resources at 952-925-1404. To view his artwork online, visit www.mnartists.org and search for "Richard Brown".


The ARC of MinnesotaTo get involved in legislative activities in Minnesota, please visit The Arc of Minnesota. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. By advocating for people with developmental disabilities and their families, they also serve the broader disability community. Go to the Public Policy page of The Arc of Minnesota website for current information, legislative alerts, and resources to become a more effective public policy advocate.
 


To learn more about Partners in Policymaking, please visit www.partnersinpolicymaking.com and Government Training Services (mngts.org/partnersinpolicymaking/index.html).


For further information about self advocacy in Minnesota and Remembering with Dignity, please visit www.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.