TC Directory - People with Disabilities

Organization, Parent Organization, Contact Information

Category

Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
107 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
http://www.ahead.org/

AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Commision of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
85 East 7th Place Suite 105
St. Paul, MN, 55101
http://www.mncdhh.org/

Develop solutions to barriers faced in education, employment, health care, technology and public access by convening and collaborating
Coordinate advocacy efforts for individuals and other human service and advocacy organizations
Encourage civic engagement through education, voting and building relationships with policy makers

Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Groves Academy            
3200 Minnesota 100
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
http://www.grovesacademy.org/

Groves Academy is Minnesota's only estalished school for students with learning disabiities and attention disorders, and a center forliteracy, education and advocacy in the Midwest.

Education 

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
http://www.abbottnorthwestern.com/ahs/anw.nsf/

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities area. Each year, the hospital provides comprehensive health care for more than 200,000 patients and their families from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Health

Courage Center              
3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN, 55422 
http://www.couragecenter.org/

Courage Center has a full continuum of services to offer people with disabilites or complex health conditions, from medical rehabilitation to health, fitness and sports.  We also have warm-water pools and adaptive fitness centers that are attractive options for anyone - with or without a disability - who wants to improve or maintain their fitness.

Health

Goodwill/Easter Seals Equipment Loan Program
553 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN, 55104
www.goodwilleasterseals.org

Goodwill/Easter Seals offers free loans of medical equipment, for up to six months, to any person with a temporary need. Individuals and health care providers in the community donate this used equipment. Goodwill/Easter Seals repairs, cleans and sanitizes the equipment before each loan.

Health

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, Inc. 
1600 University Ave W  Suite 300
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org  

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life of those affected by seizures. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is an affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation.

Health - Epilepsy

Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakota's (HFMD)
750 S. Plaza Dr, Suite #207
Mendota Heights, MN, 55120
www.hfmd.org/

Nonprofit organization working to meet the needs and enhance the quality of life for persons who live with hemophilia, related genetic bleeding disorders, and their complications.

Health - Hemophelia

Human Development Center
1401 East 1st Street
Duluth, MN, 55805
http://www.humandevelopmentcenter.org/

The Human Development Center (HDC) is a private, non-profit agency established in 1938. It provides comprehensive mental health services to residents of Carlton, Cook, Lake and southern St. Louis counties.

Health - Mental Health

Advocating Change Together
1821 University Ave West Suite 306-S
St. Paul, MN, 55104
www.selfadvocacy.org

Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. ACT's mission is to help people across disabilities to see themselves as part of a larger disability rights movement and make connections to other civil and human rights struggles.

Legal Aid & Advocacy

Disability Law Center - Mid Minnesota Legal Assistance                      
430 1st Avenue N., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
http://www.mylegalaid.org/mdlc

As part of Legal Aid, the Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) 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.

Legal Aid & Advocacy

LawHelp Minnesota Disability
2610 University Avenue West Suite 450
St. Paul, MN, 55114
http://www.lawhelpmn.org/

LawHelpMN.org provides answers to legal questions, contact information for legal aid offices, links to courthouses and local community organizations. Disability topics include ADA, Medicare, Social Security, Workers' Compensation, and more.

Legal Aid & Advocacy

Legal Aid – Mid Minnesota Legal Assistance
430 1st Avenue N, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
http://www.mylegalaid.org/

Every morning, thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities, low-income residents, seniors and children wake up without basic legal protections, security or access to opportunity.

Legal Aid is about bringing justice to these Minnesotans.

Our unique professionals come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but they share a commitment to the idea that all people—regardless of age, ability or economic background—deserve fulfillment of the American promise found in the Pledge of Allegiance: “with liberty and justice for all.”

Legal Aid & Advocacy

Access Press            
Minnesota's Disability Communtiy News Source   
161 St. Anthony Avenue, Ste 910
St. Paul, MN, 55103
http://www.accesspress.org/

Access Press exists to promote the social inclusion and legal rights of people with disabilities by providing a forum for news, features, opinion and conversation to benefit people who are often invisible and marginalized in mainstream society.

Media

CLIMB Inc.
6415 Carmen Ave E
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076
www.climbinc.org

An educational touring children's theatre company based in Minnesota. Performances teach young people to respect each other, themselves, and their environment.

Media

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
370 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155
http://www.mnddc.org/

This web site features an extensive array of resources addressing developmental disability issues. Professionals and advocates as well as individuals and families will find resources focused toward their interests in designated sections of the site.

Minnesota Government Offices: State, County, City

Minnesota State Council on Disabilties (MSCOD)
121 E. 7th Place, Suite 107
St. Paul, MN 55101
http://www.disability.state.mn.us/

The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) is an agency that collaborates, advocates, advises and provides information to expand opportunities, increase the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities.

Minnesota Government Offices: State, County, City

ARC Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, Suite 7A
St. Paul, MN, 55114
http://www.arcmn.org/

The Arc of Minnesota is a private, non-profit, statewide voluntary organization that is dedicated to ensuring the full participation in their communities of people with developmental disabilities and to improving their lives and the lives of their families.

Social Services

ARRM (Assoc. of Residential Resources in Minnesota)
1185 North Concord Street, Suite 424
St Paul, MN, 55075
http://www.arrm.org/

ARRM leads the advancement of community-based services that support people with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful lives. Founded in 1970 by a group of private providers, ARRM is a network of 130 providers supporting over 30,000 people with disabilities.

Social Services

Division of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200
Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/People_with_Disabilities/index.aspx

If you have a disability, our Vocational Rehabilitation Services unit can help you prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible.

With the right kind of  training, preparation and workplace accommodations,  people with disabilities can have rewarding careers.

Social Services

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
PACER Center
8161 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN, 55437
www.fape.org

The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project is a partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. It links families, advocates, and self-advocates to information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Social Services

Goodwill/Easter Seals Equipment Loan Program
553 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN, 55104
www.goodwilleasterseals.org

Goodwill/Easter Seals offers free loans of medical equipment, for up to six months, to any person with a temporary need. Individuals and health care providers in the community donate this used equipment. Goodwill/Easter Seals repairs, cleans and sanitizes the equipment before each loan.

Social Services

Huntington's Disease Society of America
7362 University Avenue, Ste. 303
Fridley, MN, 55432
http://www.hdsa.org/

National non-profit voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease. Provides support, information and educational services to improve the lives of those affected by HD, offers resources and guidance for HD families, and promote and support research to find a cure for HD.

Social Services

Institute on Community Integration
102 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
http://ici.umn.edu/

Located at the University of Minnesota, ICI's mission is to improve the community services and social supports available to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, and their families. Conducts research and provides professional training and technical assistance.

Social Services

Metro Mobility/The Metropolitan Council    
390 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN, 55101
http://www.metrocouncil.org/transportation/MetroMobility/index.htm

Metro Mobility is a shared public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Rides are provided for any purpose.

Social Services

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
1600 University Ave W # 16 
Saint Paul, MN, 55104
http://www.mcil-mn.org/

MCIL is a Twin Cities metro-based, non-profit 501.c.3 consumer-directed organization founded in 1981. MCIL is dedicated to the full promotion of the Independent Living (IL) philosophy by supporting individuals with disabilities in their personal efforts to pursue self-directed lives.

Social Services

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights Pacer Center        
8161 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN, 55437
http://www.pacer.org/

The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) 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.

Social Services

State Services for the Blind
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200
Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/Blind_or_Visually_Impaired/

State Services for the Blind, or SSB as we are widely known, we help people who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind to live and work as independently as possible. At offices statewide, our services include training people to adjust to blindness and vision loss, exploring assistive technology, and teaching adults how to prepare for, find and keep jobs.

Social Services

The Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
656 Transfer Road
St. Paul, MN, 55114
www.dsamn.org

It is the mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota to provide information, resources and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their communities.

Social Services

Volunteers of America-Minnesota
7625 Metro Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN, 55439
http://www.voamn.org/

Volunteers of America–Minnesota is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896 which offers a wide variety of services for more than 26,500 children, adolescents and their families, older adults, students, persons with disabilities and special needs, and adults completing rehabilitation programs each year.

Social Services

Fraser Child & Family Center
2400 West 64th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55423
http://www.fraser.org/

Fraser provides a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Twin Cities. Our offerings include early childhood services, autism evaluations and services, mental health services, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, products and information to serve more than 60 types of disabilities and disorders.

Social Services, Health - Mental Health

Disability Services
200 Oak St SE Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
https://diversity.umn.edu/disability/

We are here to ensure that students, faculty and staff have access to all the University has to offer and equal opportunities to participate in the many interesting activities on campus. Our goal is to ensure that you have access to all the learning opportunities you choose, whether in class or at work, or participating in the wide range of social and cultural experiences the University offers.

U of MN Campus Resource, Community Improvement

Hennepin Community Transition Interagency Committee (CTIC)
http://hennepinctic.com/

Connects youth/young adults with disabilities and their families to community resources in Hennepin County. Works to empower them to strengthen advocacy skills in order to navigate their life plan.

Youth Development