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.

2001 Training Conferences


Seven Minnesota agencies/organizations were recently awarded cosponsorship funds for training conferences. These conferences will focus on leadership development, and strengthening the leadership skills of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The expectation is that this learning experience will result in their greater independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community.

The agencies/organizations listed below are recipients of these cosponsorship funds. Please contact them directly for registration information and other conference details:

Arc Hennepin-Carver
4301 Highway 7, Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN 55416-5801
Conference Title: "What’s the Big IDEA?"
Conference Dates: February 15, March 15, April 19, 2001
Contact: Beth Fondell
(952) 920-0855

Brain Injury Association of MN
43 Main Street, Suite 135
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Conference Title: "Build Your Dreams: Seize Each Day!"
Conference Dates: April 20 – 21, 2001
Contact: Tom Gode
(612) 378-2742

Twin Cities Autism Society, Inc.
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 101
St. Paul, MN 55114
Conference Title: "Minnesota State Autism Conference"
Conference Dates: May 3 – 5, 2001
Contact: Mary Powell
(651) 647-1083

Arc Central Minnesota
6112 – 322nd Street
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Conference Title: "Speaking Up, Speaking Out"
Conference Date: September 8, 2001 (note date change)
Contact: Bev Kaler
(320) 240-9550

Arc Southwest Minnesota
1271 – 76th Avenue
Sherburn, MN 56171
Conference Title: "Step by Step"
Conference Date: September 8, 2001
Contact: Lee Ann Erickson
(507) 764-6894
(800) 427-2895

Metro Self Advocacy Planning Committee
C/O Arc Hennepin County
4301 Highway 7, Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN 55416-5801
Conference Title: "Empowerment and Fun in 2001"
Conference Dates: September 14 – 15, 2001
Contact: Mark Olson
(952) 920-0855

Arc Minnesota
770 Transfer Road, Suite 26
St. Paul, MN 55114
Conference Title: "Celebrating 50 Years of Arc in Minnesota"
Conference Dates: November 2 – 3, 2001
Contact: Mike Gude
(651) 523-0823, Ext 113

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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 2301MNSCDD-02, 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.

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