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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.

Council Members

Michelle Albeck
Michelle Albeck
Jenny Arndt
Jenny Arndt
Wendy Berghorst
Wendy Berghorst
Jason Blomquist
Jason Blomquist
Dupree Edwards
Dupree Edwards
Lisa Emmert
Lisa Emmert
Jaclyn Ferrier
Jaclyn Ferrier
Kay Hendrikson
Kay Hendrikson
Brittanie Hernandez-Wilson
Brittanie Hernandez-Wilson
Amy Hewitt
Amy Hewitt
Lesli Kerkhoff
Lesli Kerkhoff
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Abdi Matan
Abdi Matan
Katie McDermott
Katie McDermott
Chris McVey
Chris McVey
Jillian Nelson
Jillian Nelson
Garrett Petrie
Garrett Petrie
Kate Quale
Kate Quale
Connie Rabideaux
Connie Rabideaux
Dan Reed
Dan Reed
Jennifer Santema
Jennifer Santema
Reid Scheller
Reid Scheller
Lee Shervheim
Lee Shervheim
Dan Stewart
Dan Stewart

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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.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001MNSCDD-03, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

This website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL),  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,120,136.00 with 83 percent funded by ACL/HHS and $222,000.00 and 17 percent funded by non-federal-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.