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Business Results for FFY 2019:  Slides   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2018:  Slides   PDF  Text
Business Results for FFY 2017:  Slides   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2016:  Slides   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2015:  Slides   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2014:   Slides   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2013:   Slides   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2012:   Flash   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2011:   Flash   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2010:   Flash PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2009:   Flash   PDF   Text
Business Results for FFY 2008:   Flash   PDF Text
Business Results for FFY 2007:   Flash   PDF Text
Business Results for FFY 2006:   Flash   PDF Text
Business Results for FFY 2006:   Flash   PDF Text
Business Results for FFY 2005:   Flash   PDF Text
Business Results for 2004:   PDF   Text

Business/Organization Requirements and Record Keeping

Council-Sponsored Grant Activities

Data Practices (Dept. of Administration)

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act)

Documents Index – Council-specific documents, notices, annual reports, etc.

Government Records

Linking Policy

Meeting Schedule – Dates of upcoming meetings

Members – Bios, photos and contact information

Application Process – How to become a council member

Open Appointments (Secretary of State's Office) – Vacancies and Application Form

Minnesota Quality Award


Privacy Policy

Position Statements

RFPs and Grants

2017-2021 FFY Five Year Plan  PDF

2012-2016 FFY Five Year Plan PDF

State Plan 2006-2011 Executive Summary

Contact Form – Contact Information for the Council

Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey– Provide Feedback on Stakeholder Satisfaction with Council Supported or Conducted Activities

Visitor Survey – Provide Feedback on this Web Site

Customer Research

2018 Minnesota Racial & Ethnic Populations Survey of Attitudes and Outlook Regarding Healthcare Services and Costs (August 2018) – (Slides)   (PDF)   (Text)

2017 Minnesota General Population Survey of Attitudes (April 2017) (Slides) (PDF) (Text)

Survey of Individuals for Five-Year State Plan (December 2015) (Slides) (PDF) (Text)

Survey of Providers for Five-Year State Plan (December 2015) (Slides) (PDF) (Text)

Minnesota Special Education Experience Study 2014   Slides   PDF

K-12 Education Study for Students with Developmental Disabilities (April 2013)
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1962/2012 Minnesota Survey of Attitudes Regarding Developmental Disabilities (March 2012) Flash (PowerPoint) PDF Text Only

Meta Analysis of the Customer Research Studies Conducted over the Past Ten Years (October 2010) (Flash Version) (PDF) (Text)

Survey of Individuals for Five-Year State Plan (December 2010) (Flash Version) (PDF) (Text)

Survey of Providers for Five-Year State Plan (December 2010) (Flash Version) (PDF) (Text)

MN Business ADA Study (April 2010) (Flash Version) (PDF) (Text)

Information Technology Customer Research Study (April 2009) (Flash Version) (PDF) (Text)

Innovative Employers in Minnesota Presentation (October 2008) (Flash Version) (PDF) (Text)

Information Technology Insights Focus Groups (July 2008)

1962/2007 Minnesota Survey of Attitudes Regarding Developmental Disabilities (February 2007) Flash (PowerPoint) PDF Text Only

5 Year Plan Input (January 2006)
Individual Survey (Text)
Provider Survey (Text)
Qualitative Statements (Text)

Employer Focus Research Survey (May 2005) (Text)

Minnesota Health Care Opinion Poll (January 2004) (Text)

Electronic Government Services Survey (September 2003) (Text)

Consumer Directed Community Supports Survey (April 2002)

Quality of Life Survey (January 2001) (Text)

Features – Features Index

ADA Legacy Project

Bengt Nirje on Normalization

The Comedy Network (1986)

The Convergence of Disability Law and Policy: Core Concepts, Ethical Communities, and the Notion of Dignity: Rud Turnbull

"Creating the Possible" (Video Excerpt)

Customer Evaluation of Electronic Government Services

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act)

Allan Bergman Interview

Developmental Disabilities and Equal Justice Under the Law, ( U.S. Judge Donovan W. Frank)

Digital Document Imaging

The Disability Justice Resource Center

Document Imaging Training Modules

Dr. Burton Blatt: 1984 Lecture Video

Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger: A History of Human Services, Universal Lessons, and Future Implications

Ed Roberts, Activist
Ed Roberts Q & A
Effective Strategies for Social Change: (Video 1987)
A Day in the Life of Ed Roberts: Ed's son, Lee Roberts, talks about his father
An interview with Lee Roberts and Ed's colleague, Dr. William Bronston

Emergency Planning

Ethical Issues, End of Life Conversations and Developmental Disabilities: Honoring Choices

The Evolution of Disability Rights Litigation: David Ferleger

The Evolution of the Quality of Care in Developmental Disabilities: Jim Conroy

The Disability Justice Resource Center

The Fight for Civil Rights for People with Disabilities – Webinar  (Transcripts: Word  PDF)

Forty-Five Years of History 1971-2016

Independence To Inclusion – TPT Documentary

Institutions to Independence – TPT Documentary

Know Your Rights (Video)
Judge Donovan Frank Interview
Judge Donovan Frank and Karen Loven

The Jensen/METO Lawsuit and Settlement Agreement

The Jobs Challenge for People With Disabilities

Kathie Snow Interview

The Learning Center – 10,000 pages of publications from 1976-1997

An Interview with Lou Brown (with Ed Skarnulis)

Marc Gold: "Try Another Way"

Meet the Future Face of Employment: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Technology Fields

Meet Partners in Policymaking® Class 33 Graduates

Parallels In Time – a six-hour history of disability through time

Community Living - A Place to Call Home
Definitions and Perspectives
Education - A Place to Learn
Employment - Real Work

Document Index
Video Index
Slide Index
Poster Archive

Positive Behavioral Supports

The History and Evolution of Behavioral Approaches and Positive Behavioral Interventions: Derrick Dufresne
Interview with Mike Mayer

Professor John McKnight: Capacity Building Beyond Community Services

Community Building

Quality and the Baldrige Framework

SABE Conference 2012 - Photo Gallery

Public Media Forum

The Top Questions Asked About Inclusive Education: Patrick Schwarz

Welsch v. Likins Class Action Lawsuit 45th Anniversary


Dr. Bill Bronston and Friends on Willowbrook (2005)
Willowbrook Photo Essay
Willowbrook-related Milestones

With an Eye to the Future – Documents Key Moments in GCDD's History Chronologically

Document Index
Video Clips

With an Eye to the Past – The History of Deinstitutionalization in Minnesota

Document Index
Video Clips
The Honorable Elmer L. Andersen February 7, 2001 Remarks
The Honorable Roger Moe February 7, 2001 Remarks

News – Index/Links to News Items

News Archive
Inclusion Daily Express Articles – Topic Index

Partners in Policymaking® –

"Making Your Case" – e-Learning Course
"Partners in Employment" – e-Learning Course
"Partners in Education" – e-Learning Course
"Partners in Time" – e-Learning Course
"Partners in Living" – e-Learning Course
Coordinator Resources

Publications – order form, download links

Ambassadors for Respect Anti-Bullying Handbook

Partners in Policymaking®: Changing Lives. Changing Policies.

It's My Choice

Making Your Case (Updated Edition)

Minnesota Workbook:
"Feeling Safe, Being Safe" (MN Personal Safety Materials)
"Feeling Safe, Being Safe" Magnet

A New Way of Thinking: More Than Twenty Years Later

A New Way of Thinking

Stories of Leadership


It's Never Too Early, It's Never Too Late

Minnesotans Speak Out!

Making Futures Happen

Shifting Patterns



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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.