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.

2004 Training Conferences


The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities recently awarded cosponsorship funds for training conferences to eight (8) organizations in the state. These conferences focus on leadership training, and provide participants with best practices information to learn and strengthen their personal leadership skills.

The recipients of these cosponsorship funds are listed below. Please contact them directly for registration information or conference details:

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
668 Transfer Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Conference Title: Voices and Choices
Conference Date: April 24, 2004
Contact: Kathleen Forney
(651) 603-0720

The Autism Society of Minnesota
2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 2
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Conference Title: Expanding Horizons
Conference Dates: April 28 - May 1, 2004
Contact: Mary Powell
(651) 647-1083, Ext 14

Minnesota Developmental Achievement Center Association (MnDACA)
1821 University Avenue, Suite 292-S
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Conference Title: Above & Beyond, When You Work Together, The Sky Is the Limit
Conference Dates: June 9-11, 2004
Contact: Jerry Mellum
(651) 647-9200

Arc Midstate
PO Box 251
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56302
Conference Title: Self Advocates Building a Bigger Dream
Conference Dates: August 27-28, 2004
Contact: Cindy Owen
(320) 251-7272

2400 West 64th Street
Richfield, Minnesota 55423
Conference Title: WHAT'S NEXT? A Workshop for Families of Children Recently Diagnosed with An Autism Spectrum Disorder
Conference Date: July 1, 2004
Contact: Lucas Kunach
(612) 798-8303

Arc Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties
109 Alexander Court
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Conference Title: People First Leadership Training Conference
Conference Date: August 7, 2004
Contact: Beth Davis
(507) 344-1029

Arc Waseca County
601 16th Avenue NE
Waseca, Minnesota 56093
Conference Title: People First Leadership Training Conference
Conference Date: July 10, 2004
Contact: Pam Ampulski
(507) 835-8704

The Arc of Minnesota
770 Transfer Road, #26
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Conference Title: There's a Place for Everyone in the North Woods
Conference Dates: October 8-9, 2004
Contact: Mike Gude
(651) 523-0823

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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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