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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.

Personal Care Assistance Program Changes

The Personal Care Assistance Program is undergoing many changes including more stringent eligibility criteria and how assessments will be done. The informational materials at the links will help you to better understand these changes and how they will affect people currently using PCA services as well as new applicants.

Over 15,000 persons with disabilities will be re-assessed with the tightened criteria and formula for allowing PCA time between December, 2009, and May, 2010.

Links to information about the Personal Care Assistance Program Changes and Cuts.


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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.