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Disability Services

Do you have questions about the disability services you receive? Complete this form and someone will contact you to help: Question About My Services

 Disability Hub MN

Disability Hub MN™ is a free statewide network of resources to help people with disabilities solve problems, find support and make plans. 

Aging and Veteran’s Resources

Senior LinkAge Line (for older Minnesotans and their caregivers): 800.333.2433 

LinkVet (for Minnesota Veterans and their families): 800.546.5838

Reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation

If you or someone you know is being hurt or abused, mistreated, neglected, or taken advantage of, call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) toll-free at 1.844.880.1574.  

If there is an emergency, and you or someone else needs help right away from an ambulance, the fire department, police, or sheriff, call 911.  

Reporting Discrimination

If you believe you have been discriminated against due to a disability, you can file a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Find out more on this web page: Report Discrimination 

You can also call the Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148. Translation and interpretation services are available. 

Emergency Planning

Emergency Planners can use this resource for ensuring people with disabilities are included in their emergency planning: Functional Needs Planning Toolkit

Dispute Referral

The Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO) helps people with disabilities connect with State agency staff to address issues they believe are getting in the way of being able to live, learn, work or enjoy life in the way they want to. Through a dispute referral process, OIO will send your dispute to the right agency. The agency will contact you to find out more about the issue. You can find more information about the process and get started here: Dispute Referral 

Disability Minnesota 

Disability Minnesota’s website is a single place online where you can connect with more than 100 Minnesota state agencies, programs, products, and services related to disability issues.  

You can access their extensive list of resources by starting here: Disability Minnesota's list of Disability Agencies and Organizations 

Minnesota Council on Disability 

The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) advocates for the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities. You can find links to many more resources for people with disabilities, on topics ranging from accessibility to employment to voting, on MCD’s Information and Assistance web page . 

Health Care Bill of Rights for Residents of Supervised Living Facilities

The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) offers a Bill of Rights training package. The training includes a simplified version of the Health Care Bill of Rights for Residents of Supervised Living Facilities. The 25 rights are presented in plain English with images that help explain each of the rights. Learn more on the GCDD website: Bill of Rights

Centers for Independent Living

The Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to advocate for a statewide network of independent living services and supports for Minnesotans with disabilities throughout the state. You can find information about independent living services provided by Minnesota's eight Centers for Independent Living (CILs), and links to disability-related information around the world on the MACIL website

Accessible Housing Benefits

Housing Stabilization Services is a Medical Assistance (MA) benefit that helps people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing. You can learn more on this State of Minnesota web page: Housing Benefits 101 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Division Employer Resources

Employers new to working with people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing may wonder what their obligations are when it comes to providing access, and what resources are available. To learn more, visit: Employer Resources.

The Double Burden: Health Disparities Among People of Color Living with Disabilities

Ohio State University Study about health disparities. To read the study, click here.

Impact of the Intersection of Developmental Disabilities and Other Population Profiles on Experiences with Discrimination

Report from qualitative/narrative research. Prepared for: The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, click here

Other state agencies and services

Other state agencies and services also serve, represent, and advocate for people with disabilities. You can find links to some on the Disability MN website home page

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