Links to related organizations.
A web site includes a fact sheet for families titled The Use of Medication in Treating Childhood and Adolescent Depression: Information for Patients and Families.
The Department of Human Services has completed a report to the Minnesota Legislature mandated by Laws of Minnesota 2011
MN Office of Health Facilities Complaints - This organization certifies, licenses and inspects a broad range of health care facilities and providers – including hospitals, nursing homes, home care providers, hospice.
Minnesota's monthly disability newspaper. The only statewide publication in Minnesota where policy makers, service providers, and the general public can find information from the perspective of people with disabilities, about a wide range of current topics.
An information portal (links to many other Native websites) to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians.
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries.
CerebralPalsyGuidance.com is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy
The agency is concerned with opportunities for all children and adults with a disability throughout Minnesota, and advocates for programs.
Offers easy starting point for state government disability resources. Quick and easy access to state government-agency programs, products and services dedicated to disability issues.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities was developed with input from the disability community to provide general information.
Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
Minnesota Disability Law Center contains an overview of the Minnesota Disability Law Center, Fact Sheets, legal information provided by the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition and its member organizations.
National Academies Press makes all their PDF books free to download. View the books available.
This site features information about typical responses to trauma, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other disaster-related topics.
This guide is intended to be used to develop and maintain evacuation plans for people with mobility, vision, hearing, cognition, and speech impairments.
Minnesotas plan on how to plan and deliverer services to persons with disabilities in the most integrated community setting that can meet their overall needs.
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
The STAR program's mission is to help all Minnesotans with disabilities and older adults gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work, and play. STAR is federally funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration in accordance with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364).
Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities.
Advocacy and support for people with mental disabilities and their families
Easy starting point for state government disability resources. Quick and easy access to state government-agency programs, products and services dedicated to disability issues.
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is excited to announce, in line with its commitment to excellence in Disability Policy, a web presentation aboutEd Roberts, the Father of Independent Living.
Presented by Wolf Wolfensberger, Ph.D. and Susan Thomas, Training Coordinator
Provides 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.
(October 2002: Vol. 13 No. 1)- From the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.
Medicare Rights Center's (MRC) free educational newsletters and alerts are designed to give consumers and professionals the latest Medicare information right on their desktops and mobile devices.
FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts - Current Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products including Drugs and Therapeutic Biological Products and Medical Devices
Essential Community Providers- Clinics with low cost
The Minnesota Department of Health provides a wealth of information on topics such as health records, health care, drinking water, immunizations, and other areas.
Fast Tracker is a virtual community and health care connection resource. They connect mental health providers, care coordinators, and consumers with a real-time, searchable directory of mental health resources and their availability within Minnesota
Law Help Minnesota Residents - Legal Services State Support (State Support) is a project of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC), a group of seven legal aid programs that help low-income residents with a variety of legal matters. State Support manages this website, ProJusticeMN.org for advocates, and MNLegalAdvice.org, a statewide legal advice website. State Support's mission is to improve access to justice for all Minnesotans. In working towards that mission, State Support collaborates widely, including with legal services programs, the Minnesota State Law Library, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Judicial Branch, and other partners in the justice community.
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System (PandA) for Minnesota and addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. All individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive help, regardless of age or income level. See more at http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law/
Minnesota Department of Human Services is providing a discharge planning process for persons with a developmental disability from St. Peter Security Hospital
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation An interactive and informative web site for people with a psychiatric condition that addresses issues and reasonable accommodations related to work and school. This is the only site designed exclusively to provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other employment and education issues for people with psychiatric disabilities.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Their Suicide Prevention and Mood Disorders Brochure includes a sample safety plan. Also a Suicide Prevention Card (PDF) is available. 1-800-826-3632 or 312-642-0049
Health Care Directive - A Health Care Directive is a document that lets you leave instructions about your health care and name a “Health Care Agent.” A Health Care Agent is someone you choose who can make decisions about your health care when your doctor determines you can’t make decisions yourself.
Mental Health Minnesota - Mental Health Minnesota was founded in 1939, and was the state’s first mental health advocacy and education organization. They are a non-profit and non-partisan organization, and an affiliate of Mental Health America.
Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health The basic mission of the State Advisory Council is to advise the Governor and heads of state departments and agencies about policy, programs, and services affecting people with mental illness. The Council reviews the recommendations of the Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health and incorporates these recommendations into its reports and recommendations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Minnesota Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives (NRC-PAD) offers mental health consumers, family members, clinicians and policymakers timely information about PADs.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Support Group Project - Find or register a support group.
The Convention marks a paradigm shift in attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as objects of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as subjects with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.
Crime Victims | Minnesota Office of Justice Programs
Provides information and assistance to crime victims and provides county specific referrals throughout the State of Minnesota.
Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
Investigates complaints about nursing homes, other long term care residential services, home care services and hospitals relating to health, safety, welfare, rights and government benefits.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Ombudsman
The Mn/DOT Ombudsman deals with complaints about transportation issues that people have been unable to resolve through other channels.
Ombuds for Corrections
The Office of the Ombuds for Corrections is separate and independent from the Department of Corrections and has the authority to take and investigate complaints about Minnesota correctional agency actions or policies, including Department of Corrections facilities and any regional or local correctional facility licensed by the DOC. For more information about what may be investigated and how to file a complaint, please visit the Ombuds for Corrections website.
Office of the Ombudsperson for Families
Ensures that children and their families, covered by child protection services, are guaranteed fair treatment by all agencies that provide child welfare services.
Ombudsman for State Managed Health Care Programs
Assists persons enrolled in a health plan for their Medical Assistance, General Assistance Medical Care, and MinnesotaCare health benefits.
Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman | Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
The Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman is a separate entity within the Department of Labor and Industry. Its purpose is to inform, assist and empower injured workers and small businesses having difficulty navigating the workers' compensation system, to help resolve problems encountered in the system. To request assistance from the Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman, contact Pam Carlson at: 651-284-5013; 800-342-5354; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Environmental Ombudsman
Helps small businesses understand environmental regulations. Investigates and assists in the resolution of complaints and disputes and provides confidential help on individual source problems and grievances.
Taxpayer Rights Advocate
Represents the interests and promotes the rights of taxpayers who have grievances with the Department of Revenue. Minnesota Taxpayer Rights Advocate
The Office of Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman serves as an independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air their grievances about government
The Ombudsman receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public bodies, and may investigate to determine if the public body is being fair to the people it serves.
The United States Ombudsman Association serves governmental ombudsman offices across the United States and member offices in Canada and other parts of the world.
Free, Lifetime Admission to National Parks and Other Recreation Sites for Persons with Disabilities http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html
Minnesota Department of Human Services: Adult Protective Services Unit
Although the OMHDD is not a crisis line for suicide the OMHDD has collected a number of resources on suicide prevention.
Crisis Connection - http://www.canvashealth.org/crisis-support/crisis-connection/ - can make referrals to county crisis programs
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line- Crisis Text Line is offering Text-based suicide prevention services across Minnesota. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources.
Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Columbia Lighthouse Project - The Project was formed under the auspices of Columbia University to disseminate the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), optimize the scale’s impact through support for its users, and continue to build the science behind the scale. The C-SSRS is a key to ending suicide — a devastating, but preventable, worldwide public health crisis. Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).
LinkVet is a one-stop service center for Minnesota Veterans and their families.
The National Resource Directory Wounded Warriors, Veterans, their families and caregivers.
In 2008, with the number of Wounded Warriors rising, and a new generation of combat Veterans returning home, the National Resource Directory (NRD) was launched to connect service members, Veterans, their families and caregivers with helpful resources to support them.
Veteran's Crisis Line - Mental Health for Veterans
Veterans Crisis Warning Signs; Suicide Prevention Resources; Brochures and Information Sheets.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing state and federal benefits.
Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Click Here
The Arc MN’s 2020 Voter Empowerment Toolkit
Mail Your Vote:
If you have a disability and want to vote-by-mail, you can:
•join an virtual help session, email email@example.com
•or self-serve at the MN Secretary of State's website
Click here to watch "mail your vote" video.