Skip to Full Menu

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.


Scroll down or click here to jump to year of your choice:

Top of page


Programs Warn Minimum Wage Rule Would Force Workshop Closures
Advocates Protested Efforts To Overturn 1913 Blind Massage Worker Law
Appeals Court Rejects Nebraska's Corporate Farm Ban
Employment Program's Ex-Boss Pays $13 Million To Settle Misconduct Claims
UPS Settles Improper Firing Claim
Study: Many With Epilepsy Fear Workplace Discrimination

Former Bank One Employees To Split $2.2 Million In Wrongful Termination Settlement
Senate Panel To Reform 68-Year-Old Jobs Program
Students Train For Jobs In Electronic Media Field
Former Firefighter In $100 Million Fight For Old Job
Critics Worry Minimum Wage Bill Would End Sheltered Workshops

School Wrongfully Dismissed Blind Teacher Over Sighted Aide, Judge Rules
UK Study: Businesses Need More Support To Deal With Mental Illnesses
First Chamber Of Commerce For Entrepreneurs With Disabilities
Appeals Court: UPS Must Change Hearing Test Requirement For Deaf Would-Be Drivers
AAPD Study: Low Employment, Low Wages Still Plague Americans With Disabilities
Wal-Mart Compensatory Damages Were Too Punitive, Judge Rules
Crusader Helps Children And Women Achieve
Denny's Policies Violate Workers' Rights, EEOC Claims

EEOC: United Airlines Violated Reservations Workers' Rights
The Key To Happiness: Work
High Court Orders State To Freeze Hirings Until Disability Quotas Are Met

Self-Employment Plan To Replace Street Begging
Advocacy Agency Faces Discrimination Suit
Report: Public Employers Ignore Minimum Wage Law
Fired Federal Worker Claims Employer Failed Her

Sheltered Work Program Told To Modernize
State Appeals Ruling For Former Head Of Blind Services
Troubled Employment Program Gets Approval To Continue Federal Contracts
Series Compares Sheltered Workshops And Supported Employment
Woman's Test Victory Could Help Thousands
Governor Agrees To Call Special Session Over Medicaid Work Incentive Program
Sears To Pay Saleswoman $150,000 To Settle Discrimination Complaint
Employment Agency Changes Name In Effort To Rescue Federal Set-Aside Contracts
Groups Encourage Micro-Loans To Help Country's Development

EEOC: Federal Agencies Slowed In Employing Workers With Disabilities
Justice Department Says Corporate Farm Ban Violates ADA
EEOC: District Discriminates Against One Of Its Own
California Court: Employers Must Discuss Accommodations With Workers

President's Panel: Troubled Employment Program Can Continue With Federal Contracts
UPS Cites "Long-Standing Partnerships" With Disability Groups In Defense Of Discrimination Claims
Census: Employment Rates Up, But Earning Levels Down

Failure To Accommodate Costs Council Thousands
Restaurant To Pay $90,000 To Settle Harassment And Discrimination Claims
Scandal Plagues Iowa Employment Consortium
City Agrees To End Fight Against Former Trucker
Would-Be Entrepreneurs Protest Lack Of Business Start-Up Aid
Citing Recent ADA Rulings, Supreme Court Sends Nebraska Case Back For Review
High Court: Plaintiffs In Maine Employment Suits Need Not Prove Limitations

Compliance Problems With Federal Contracts Could Mean Layoffs For Thousands
Ex-Boss To Pay For Teasing Employee
Aide Refuses To Settle With Education Employer Over Retaliation Claims
Hooters "Girl" Sues Over Disability Discrimination
Cruelty Is Costly To Employer
Employers Still Have Low Expectations Of Workers With Disabilities, Survey Says
Jury Orders FedEx To Pay $108,000 For Failing To Provide ASL Interpreters

Study Finds Most Job Accommodations Cost Little Or Nothing
Day Program Participants Mutiny To Start Own "Squad"
Alito Appeals Court Rules Request For Specific Accommodation Is Not Needed
Former DaimlerChrysler Worker Sues On Discrimination Claims

Switchboard Operator's Termination Was Discriminatory, Jury Rules
Former Head Of Blind Services Will Not Be Reinstated

Top of page


Sheltered Workshop Employee Fired For Leaving Woman In Restroom
Telemarketing Firm To Pay Blind Woman $200,000 For Rejecting Her Guide Dog
Study: Thirty-Percent Of People With Disabilities In UK Live In Poverty
Judge: State's Corporate Farm Ban Violates ADA
Report: Time To Toss Outdated Social Security Employment Rules
Demonstrator Ends Hunger Strike, But Continues Protest Over Sign Language Methods
Former City Worker Settles Suit Over Bathroom Breaks

State Ordered To Pay $3 Million To Former Blindness Bureau Director
Blind Woman Sues State Agency For Alleged Discriminatory Firing
Study: Unemployment, Poverty Still High For Blind Canadians

Senate Panel: Federal Programs Help Executives, But Fail Workers With Disabilities
Lawsuit And Media Exposure Prompt Police To Allow Constable With Hearing Loss
State Goofed, Must Return $300,000 To Feds
Students With Disabilities Learn Skills At South African Culinary Academy

Blind Employee Not Given Tools To Help People With Disabilities

High School Students Get Chance At Hotel Summer Jobs
Former Federal Worker Wins Employment Discrimination Suit
Disability Theme Dining: Just For Trendy Europeans?
EEOC: Discrimination Suit Against Sears Will Proceed

Few Performers With Disabilities Get Acting Jobs, Study Reveals
Company Finds Success In Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Wal-Mart Discrimination Penalty Reduced By $4.7 Million
Survey Shows Workers Don't Want Segregated Work Settings
Court Rejects DuPont's Appeal Of $1 Million Discrimination Award
School Ordered To Pay Nearly Half A Million To Teachers Over Discrimination

London To Open Darkened Restaurant
Deaf Employee Sues Albertsons Over Workplace Mistreatment
Australian Job Seekers To Get Taxi Subsidy

British Automobile Association Targets Workers With Disabilities For Firing, Union Claims
Many Senegalese Women With Disabilities Are Forced To Beg In Streets
Honda Canada To Pay Record Damages To Fatigued Worker
Technology Gives Blind Employees The Chance To Prove Themselves In The Workplace

Workplace Accommodations Are Easy, Attitudes Are Not
"Hire Abilities" Project Launched In Hawaii
Sheltered Workshops And Families Object To Minimum Wage Bill
After Passing State Test, Young Baker Finds "Sweet Success" In Her Own Business
Idaho Senate Passes Measure To Allow Workers To Keep Medical Benefits

Artist Finds True Love Online
Couple Helps Build Housing For Others With Disabilities
Worker Claims Wal-Mart Reassigned Him Over Cerebral Palsy
Student Turns Towing Solution Into Growing Business
Tony Blair Launches Controversial Employment Incentives To Reduce Disability Benefits

Mechanic Gets Back His Job And His Wheels
Former Employees Allege Non-Profit Discriminates Against Workers With Disabilities

Top of page


More Options For New Yorkers With Developmental Disabilities Coming Of Age
Judge Cuts ADA Jury Award
Man Will Appeal Golf Cart Ban

Project Has Helped 1,000 Welsh Entrepreneurs Establish Businesses
Employers Urged To Employ People With Disabilities And Technologies

EEOC Reports On Employment "Best Practices" Project
EEOC Releases Fact Sheet On Employment Rights Of People With Intellectual Disabilities
Auto Component Maker Faces EEOC Discrimination Suit
Theme Chosen For National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Recruitment Website Courts Job-Seekers With Disabilities

Disability Services Worker Claims Employer Discriminated Against Her (Sept. 29, 2004)
Was ADA Violated On Network Television? (Sept. 28, 2004)
Parents Sue Sheltered Workshop For Abusing Workers/Clients (Sept. 21, 2004)
More Employment Options Available To Workers With Disabilities (Sept. 16, 2004)
UPS Policies Violate ADA, Workers Charge (Sept. 10, 2004)

Washington Continues Movement Away From Sheltered Workshops (August 23, 2004)
Program Helps Beggars Become Entrepreneurs (August 9, 2004)
Prison Officers Are Being Fired To Avoid Discrimination Law, Union Claims (August 4, 2004)

Survey Finds Scottish Disability Charities Fail To Hire People With Disabilities (July 16, 2004)
EEOC: Call Center Failed To Accommodate Employee's Needs (July 8, 2004)

Meatpackers File Discrimination Suit (June 25, 2004)
Campaign Launched To Urge Hiring Blind Workers (June 14, 2004)

Among Canadians With Disabilities, Unionized Men Earn Best Wages (May 25, 2004)
Defense Measure Would Remove Priority For Blind Vendors (May 21, 2004)
New Zealand To Toss "Outdated" Sheltered Workshop Pay (May 18, 2004)
Government Sets Aside Funds For "Income-Generating" Projects (May 3, 2004)

Supreme Court: Fired Employee Can Sue School District For Discrimination (April 28, 2004)

Police Recruit Wins Settlement Over Diabetes Discrimination (March 31, 2004)
Former Town Manager Claims Board Used Disability As Excuse To Fire Her (March 25, 2004)
News Story Helps Tom Land Job (March 19, 2004)
"Disability-Friendly" Employer Loses Federal Suit Over Firing (March 5, 2004)
Circuit City Accused Of Creating Hostile Environment For Worker (March 3, 2004)

Leaders Wrap-up First National Emerging Workforce Conference (Feb. 12, 2004)
Sheltered Workshop Pay Compared To Sweatshop Pay (Feb. 9, 2004)

Wal-Mart Suit Can Move Forward, Judge Says (Jan. 28, 2004)

Top of page


Actors Change Perceptions Of People With Disabilities (Dec. 30, 2003)
Jobs Protesters Injured In Clash With Police (Dec. 30, 2003)
Federal Jury Awards $230,000 To Garbage Collector After Wrongful Firing (Dec. 29, 2003)
Postal Worker Leads Multi-Million Settlement For Disability Class-Action Suit (Dec. 15, 2003)
Missile Plant Could Refuse To Rehire Recovering Addicts, Supreme Court Rules (Dec. 11, 2003)

High Court's First Ruling Is Against Worker With Disabilities (Nov. 13, 2003)

"Making Life Better For The Disabled" (Oct. 30, 2003)
Business Network Promotes Hiring Workers With Disabilities (Oct. 28, 2003)
EEOC Says Monsanto Discriminated Against Former Employee (Oct. 22, 2003)
High Court To Decide Whether Recovering Addicts Must Be Rehired Under ADA (Oct. 8, 2003)
DaimlerChrysler And UAW Settle Disability Discrimination Suit With Workers (Oct. 2, 2003)
Businesses Have One Year To Comply With Disability Law, Minister Warns (Oct. 1, 2003)

"The Rewards Of Work" (Sept. 30, 2003)
Couple Turns Garage, Dream Into Bat House Biz (Sept. 30, 2003)
Home Depot Ignored Job Coach When Firing Worker, EEOC Claims (Sept. 26, 2003)
Agencies Cooperate To Match 100 People With Jobs By Labor Day 2004 (Sept. 25, 2003)
Bill Porter's Story Wins Big At Emmy Awards (Sept. 22, 2003)
Sheltered Workshop To Close, 180 People To Be Matched With Community Jobs And Activities (Sept. 22, 2003)
Trinidad Activists Score Victory With 15-Week Protest (Sept. 4, 2003)

Employment Initiative Fills In Gaps (August 25, 2003)
Kenny Finds Life At The Candy Box Is Sweet Perfection (August 7, 2003)
College To Face Employment Tribunal Over Discrimination Claims (August 1, 2003)
Kmart Discriminated Against Qualified Worker, Suit Claims (August 1, 2003)

Court Patrons And Employees Sue For Courthouse Access (July 25, 2003)
UPS Settles Discrimination Suit With Deaf Employees (July 22, 2003)
State High Court Rules Cheese Factory Must Accommodate Workers With Disability (July 11, 2003)
Kojis' Flower Business Is Growing (July 7, 2003)

More People With Disabilities Are Needed In Front Of, And Behind, The Camera (June 12, 2003)
MDA Ban Against Volunteers With Muscular Dystrophy Is OK, Judge Rules (June 10, 2003)
Senator From Minnesota Sued For Disability Discrimination (June 4, 2003)

Duo Excels With Computer Technology (May 21, 2003)
Workers With Disabilities Call Company's Offer "A Disgrace" (May 5, 2003)
Employee To Receive $45,000 In Discrimination Case Settlement (May 2, 2003)
Truck Driver Wins In Settlement Of Discrimination Case (May 2, 2003)

Advocates Call Sub-Minimum Wage Rule "Discriminatory" (April 25, 2003)
High Court Rules Against Wells; Further Narrows ADA (April 23, 2003)
"Costly" Employee Gets Job Back, Along With A Raise (April 24, 2003)
Street Vendors Clash With Guards At State House (April 15, 2003)
State Must Pay Snubbed Blind Vendors (April 2, 2003)
Teacher Was Wrongly Fired, Appeals Court Rules (April 2, 2003)

McDonald's Discriminated Against Worker Over Port Wine Stain, EEOC Claims (March 11, 2003)
Hason Case Dropped. Hason Not Pleased. (March 10, 2003)
Waste Management Company To Pay Former Employee Over Discrimination (March 7, 2003)
California Drops ADA Challenge (March 5, 2003)

State Medical Board May Drop ADA Fight (Feb. 26, 2003)
HHS Gives $2.5 Million To Five States For Employment Supports (Feb. 24, 2003)
Feds Issue Fact Sheet On Teleworking As ADA Accommodation (Feb. 6, 2003)
Executive Spent Sheltered Workshop Money On Personal Goodies, Auditor Says (Feb. 6, 2003)
"People With Disabilities Embrace Entrepreneurship" (Feb. 5, 2003)
"Least Productive" Sheltered Workers To Be Rejected (Feb. 3, 2003)

Target Pays Current Worker To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit (Jan. 24, 2003)
Legal Groups Ask For Advocates To Act On ADA Case (Jan. 24, 2003)
"Year of Disabled People" Needs To Focus On Abilities (Jan. 22, 2003)
Teacher Continues Fight For Former Job (Jan. 16, 2003)
Godfrey Refuses Rehire Offer (Jan. 10, 2003)
Worker Gets Job Offered Back After Unfair Firing (Jan. 9, 2003)
Company Pulled Job Offer Over Disability, EEOC Claims (Jan. 9, 2003)
Parents Try To Break County Line Barrier (Jan. 7, 2003)

Top of page


Janitor Claims Employer Treated Him Unfairly (Dec. 18, 2002)
Ivers Gets Six Months For Abusing Workshop Employee (Dec. 11, 2002)
Former Soviet Citizen Honored As Outstanding Defense Department Worker (Dec. 10, 2002)
Employers Use Health And Safety Excuses To Discriminate Against Workers With Disabilities (Dec. 9, 2002)
Fire Brigade Sings Praises Of Rookie Teammate (Dec. 9, 2002)
NCD Report: 1990 Congress Defined Disability More Broadly Than Supreme Court (Dec. 18, 2002)
"How Emma Managed To Get In On The Act" (Dec. 5, 2002)

Putin Hears Concerns From Disability Groups, Orders Government To Make Changes (Nov. 29, 2002)
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear California ADA Employment Case (Nov. 19, 2002)
Erstad Honored By New Coworkers And Employer (Nov. 13, 2002)

Workshop Trainer Finally Convicted Of Abusing Worker (October 29, 2002)
High Court To Clarify ADA "Grey Area" (October 1, 2002)

Top of page


©2018 The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
 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 
Email:   View Privacy Policy   An Equal Opportunity Employer 

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.