Follow the links below to find related documents or websites you might find useful.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Links to related organizations.
Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health
The State Advisory Council advises the Governor, Legislature and state departments on policies, programs and services affecting adults with mental illnesses and children with emotional disturbances according to M.S. 245.697. It also serves as the state’s Planning Council under federal law.
A web site includes a fact sheet for families titled "The Use of Medication in Treating Childhood and Adolescent Depression: Information for Patients and Families."
Report on Care Coordination for Children with High-Cost Mental Health Conditions (PDF)
The Department of Human Services has completed a report to the Minnesota Legislature mandated by Laws of Minnesota 2011
MN Office of Health Facilities Complaints
This organization certifies, licenses and inspects a broad range of health care facilities and providers—including hospitals, nursing homes, home care providers, hospice.
ACT - Advocating Change Together
Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities.
Advocacy and support for people with mental disabilities and their families
Easy starting point for state government disability resources. Quick and easy access to state government-agency programs, products and services dedicated to disability issues.
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is excited to announce, in line with its commitment to excellence in Disability Policy, a web presentation about Ed Roberts, the Father of Independent Living.
A History of Human Services: Universal Lessons, and Future Implications
Presented by Wolf Wolfensberger, Ph.D. and Susan Thomas, Training Coordinator
Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Provides 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.
Policy Research Brief:
Health Status, Health Care Utilization Patterns, and Health Care Outcomes of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities - A Review of the Literature"
(October 2002: Vol. 13 No. 1) - From the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota's monthly disability newspaper. The only statewide publication in Minnesota where policy makers, service providers, and the general public can find information from the perspective of people with disabilities, about a wide range of current topics.
American Indian Health
An information portal (links to many other Native websites) to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians.
Council on Disability, Minnesota State
The agency is concerned with opportunities for all children and adults with a disability throughout Minnesota, and advocates for programs.
Offers easy starting point for state government disability resources. Quick and easy access to state government-agency programs, products and services dedicated to disability issues.
Provides easy access to comprehensive disability-related information and resources.
Fire Safety for People with Disabilities
Special populations such as people with disabilities, people who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are visually impaired can significantly increase their chances of surviving a fire by practicing proven fire safety precautions.
Geriatrics Society Updates Fall Prevention Guidelines
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities was developed with input from the disability community to provide general information.
Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
Minnesota Disability Law Center contains an overview of the Minnesota Disability Law Center, Fact Sheets, legal information provided by the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition and its member organizations.
National Academies Press makes all their PDF books free to download. View the books available.
National Center for PTSD
This site features information about typical responses to trauma, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other disaster-related topics.
NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities
This guide is intended to be used to develop and maintain evacuation plans for people with mobility, vision, hearing, cognition, and speech impairments.
Minnesota’s plan on how to plan and deliverer services to persons with disabilities in the most integrated community setting that can meet their overall needs.
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
The U.S. Surgeon General released The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities that describes the challenges to health and well being faced by persons with disabilities. The report identifies four goals that can help people with disabilities experience full and healthy lives.
Idea - Building the Legacy
Provides searchable versions of the statute and regulations, as well as, access to cross-referenced content from other laws, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The site also includes topic briefs on selected topics (topics are being developed); links to OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA and D) Network; and a variety of other information sources. The site also has a "Q-and-A Corner" for questions to be submitted.
Medicare Rights Center's (MRC) free educational newsletters help people with Medicare, their families and their caregivers understand their health care benefits and options. MRC's advocacy newsletter keeps you on top of the news and issues that affect people with Medicare.
National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE) is a national association that is dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible.
Working Together - A Parent's Guide to Parent and Professional Partnership and Communication within Special Education (PDF)
Practical ideas for parents of children with disabilities to improve their interaction with school staff and become more effective advocates for their child.
Department of Employment and Economic Development
See why Minnesota is the best place to live, work and do business.
This is the best place to go for a particular agency, board, or commission.
Essential Community Providers - Clinics with low cost
Minnesota Department of Health: Complaint Information for Complaints Related to Health Care
The Minnesota Department of Health provides a wealth of information on topics such as health records, health care, drinking water, immunizations, and other areas.
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) for Minnesota and addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. All individuals with disabilitis are eligible to receive help, regardless of age or incume level. See more at http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law/
Minnesota Department of Human Services is providing a discharge planning process for persons with a developmental disability from St. Peter Security Hospital
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
An interactive and informative web site for people with a psychiatric condition that addresses issues and reasonable accommodations related to work and school. This is the only site designed exclusively to provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other employment and education issues for people with psychiatric disabilities.
Consumer Survivor Network of Minnesota (CSN) - Leading Minnesota in Mental Health Recovery and Wellness
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Their Suicide Prevention and Mood Disorders brochure (PDF) includes a sample safety plan.
Also a Suicide Prevention Card (PDF) is available.
1-800-826-3632 or 312-642-0049
Minnesota Department of Human Services is providing early intervention and diversion process for persons with a developmental disability who are committed as mentally ill and dangerous to St. Peter Security Hospital.
Mental Health Association of Minnesota
The Mental Health Association of Minnesota helps individuals find access to services, or problem-solve a situation, on a one-to-one basis.
Mental Illness - Information for Families
The information is intended to inform you about mental illness and also to provide you and your family with coping skills which will be helpful to you.
Minnesota Advance Psychiatric Directive and Health Care Directive (PDF)
This document is from the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health
The basic mission of the State Advisory Council is to advise the Governor and heads of state departments and agencies about policy, programs, and services affecting people with mental illness. The Council reviews the recommendations of the Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health and incorporates these recommendations into its reports and recommendations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Minnesota
Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives (NRC-PAD) offers mental health consumers, family members, clinicians and policymakers timely information about PADs.
Families with Mental Illness - Support Groups.
United Nations Enable Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention marks a "paradigm shift" in attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as "objects" of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as "subjects" with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Investigates complaints about nursing homes, other long term care residential services, home care services and hospitals relating to health, safety, welfare, rights and government benefits.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Ombudsman
The Mn/DOT Ombudsman deals with complaints about transportation issues that people have been unable to resolve through other channels.
Office of the Ombudsperson for Families
Ensures that children and their families, covered by child protection services, are guaranteed fair treatment by all agencies that provide child welfare services.
Ombudsman for State Managed Health Care Programs
Assists persons enrolled in a health plan for their Medical Assistance, General Assistance Medical Care, and MinnesotaCare health benefits.
Small Business Environmental Ombudsman
Helps small businesses understand environmental regulations. Investigates and assists in the resolution of complaints and disputes and provides confidential help on individual source problems and grievances.
Taxpayer Rights Advocate
Represents the interests and promotes the rights of taxpayers who have grievances with the Department of Revenue. Minnesota Taxpayer Rights Advocate
Iowa's Office of Citizens' Aide Ombudsman
"The Office of Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman serves as an independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air their grievances about government"
Office of the Ombudsman for the Province of British Columbia
The Ombudsman receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public bodies, and may investigate to determine if the public body is being fair to the people it serves.
Free, Lifetime Admission to National Parks and Other Recreation Sites for Persons with Disabilities http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html
ARRM leads the advancement of community-based services that support people with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful lives. Founded in 1970 by a group of private providers, ARRM is an association of 150 providers supporting thousands of people with disabilities. Our members provide services through the DD, TBI, CADI and CAC waivers, and ICFs/MR and SILS.
LinkVet is a one-stop service center for Minnesota Veterans and their familes.
National Resource Directory
Wounded Warriors, Veterans, their families and caregivers.
In 2008, with the number of Wounded Warriors rising, and a new generation of combat Veterans returning home, the National Resource Directory (NRD) was launched to connect service members, Veterans, their families and caregivers with helpful resources to support them.
Veteran's Crisis Line
- Mental Health for Veterans
Veterans Crisis Warning Signs; Suicide Prevention Resources; Brochures & Information Sheets.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing state and federal benefits.