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.
Cosponsorship Funds Awarded
For Training Conferences

Eleven Minnesota agencies / organizations were recently awarded cosponsorship funds for training conferences. These conferences will focus on improving and strengthening the leadership skills of people with developmental disabilities and their families, and increasing their independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community.

The following agencies / organizations (listed according to conference dates) are recipients of these cosponsorship funds and can be contacted directly for further information about the conferences:

    Remembering with Dignity Coalition
    1821 University Avenue, Suite 306-South
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
    Conference Title: "Music for Social Change"
    Conference Date: May 26, 2001
    Contact: Rick Cardenas
    (651) 641-0927

    Arc Southwest / People First SW
    1271 – 76th Avenue
    Sherburn, Minnesota 56171
    Conference title: “Coming Together in the New Century”
    Conference date: April 14 – 15, 2000
    Contact: Lee Ann Erickson
    (507) 764-6894

    Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
    43 Main Street, Suite 135
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
    Conference title: “Balance and Growth: Workin’, Livin’, Lovin’”
    Conference date: April 14 – 15, 2000
    Contact: Tom Gode
    (612) 378-2742

    Arc Northland
    424 West Superior Street, Suite 201
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    Conference title: “Coming Together in the New Century”
    Conference date: April 14 – 15, 2000
    Contact: Jenny Kempfert
    (218) 726-4725

    Arc Redwood County
    203 Northwood Drive
    Redwood Falls, Minnesota 56283
    Conference title: “Common Vision”
    Conference date: May 6, 2000
    Contact: Pat Peterson
    (507) 637-3017 or (507) 637-3541

    Arc St. Cloud
    PO Box 251
    St. Cloud, Minnesota 56302
    Conference title: “Common Vision”
    Conference date: August 26, 2000
    Contact: Cindy Owen
    (320) 251-7272

    West Hennepin Community Services
    1001 Highway 7, Suite 217
    Hopkins, Minnesota 55416
    Conference title: “Self Advocacy and Leadership”
    Conference date: June 24, 2000
    Contact: Mary Perkins
    (612) 988-4177

    Arc Rice County
    PO Box 186
    Dundas, Minnesota 55019
    Conference title: “Reaching My Own Greatness”
    Conference date: May 20, 2000
    Contact: Linda Hubbard
    (507) 645-6800

    United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota
    1821 University Avenue, Suite 286-S
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
    Conference title: “Creating a New Future”
    Conference date: September 8 – 9, 2000
    Contact: Jo Ann Erbes
    (651) 646-7588

    Arc Minnesota
    770 transfer Road, Suite 26
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
    Conference title: Strengthening Chapters, Welcoming Families, Sharing the Joy”
    Conference date: September 15-16, 2000
    Contact: Mike Gude
    (651) 523-0823

    Arc Hennepin County
    Diamond Hill Center
    4301 Highway 7, Suite 140
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
    Conference title: Self Determination Leadership”
    Conference date: September 2000 (exact date to be determined)
    Contact: Beth Fondell
    (612) 920-0855

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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.

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