<ul><li>Steve Huisken </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>A nonprofit serv...
ADHD Resources <ul><li>www.help4adhd.org   </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free at 1-800-233-4050 </li></ul>A nonprofit serving peo...
Alzheimer’s Association of MN-ND <ul><li>More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease.  Although symptoms  v...
Business Leadership Network <ul><li>An employer-led venture that promotes best practices to enhance employment opportuniti...
Center for Mental Health Services  A nonprofit serving people with disabilities  |  www.lifeworks.org  Mental health infor...
Chartbook on Disability in the US A nonprofit serving people with disabilities  |  www.lifeworks.org  InfoUse, funded by t...
Job Accommodation Network <ul><li>A free service of the  </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Disability Employment Policy </li></u...
Mental Health Association of MN <ul><li>The Mental Health Association of Minnesota is an advocacy organization that helps ...
MN Department of Education—Special Education <ul><li>An agency overseeing birth to age 21 programs and services: early chi...
MN State Council on Disability <ul><li>Minnesota’s comprehensive resource for  lawmakers, agencies, non-profits, businesse...
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) <ul><li>ODEP  provides national leadership by developing and influencing dis...
US Chamber of Commerce <ul><li>The Center for Workforce Preparation is an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce with hel...
Other Resources <ul><li>Brain Injury Association of MN  www.braininjurymn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Economic Sec...
Community Resources A nonprofit serving people with disabilities  |  www.lifeworks.org  “ What’s right about America is th...
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  • October is Employment Disability Awareness Month. I am delighted to be here today to raise awareness about persons with disabilities, who want to live fuller lives and be active members of their communities. My theme in this disability awareness training is is “Think Ability.” Our focus today will be on Attitudes toward people with disabilities, Disability Demographics, Accommodations, Working and Living Together, Community Resources
  • Although symptoms can vary widely, the first problem many people notice is forgetfulness severe enough to affect their work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer&apos;s Disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. As Alzheimer’s progresses, individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior, such as anxiety, suspiciousness or agitation, as well as delusions or hallucinations. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, new treatments are on the horizon as a result of accelerating insight into the biology of the disease. Research has also shown that effective care and support can improve quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease from diagnosis to the end of life. More than 5 million American now have Alzheimer’s disease. Memory loss may be caused by things other than aging, such as Alzheimer&apos;s disease, related dementias, other illnesses such as depression or alcoholism, strokes, head injuries or certain drugs.
  • Disability Resources In MN

    1. 1. <ul><li>Steve Huisken </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org Disability Resources: Greater Minnesota
    2. 2. ADHD Resources <ul><li>www.help4adhd.org </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free at 1-800-233-4050 </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org The Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention supports the National Resource Center (NRC) on AD/HD, a program of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). The NRC is a national information resource center dedicated to providing evidence-based information about ADHD to the public. If you have a question about ADHD for yourself, your child, or a family member, contact:
    3. 3. Alzheimer’s Association of MN-ND <ul><li>More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease. Although symptoms vary widely, the first problem may be forgetfulness severe enough to affect their work, lifelong hobbies, or social life. Unless it is diagnosed and treated, it will progress with age. </li></ul><ul><li>www.alzmndak.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Helpline at 1-800-232-0851 </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org
    4. 4. Business Leadership Network <ul><li>An employer-led venture that promotes best practices to enhance employment opportunities for candidates with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>www.usbln.org </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org Minnesota has an active BLN chapter centered in the Twin Cities which meets regularly, and sponsors mentorship, networking and training events. www.mnbln.org
    5. 5. Center for Mental Health Services A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org Mental health information related to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) research, programs, policies, and media campaigns and highlights the latest research findings and policy efforts. The link below has resources specific to Minnesota. http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/stateresourceguides/Minnesota01.asp
    6. 6. Chartbook on Disability in the US A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org InfoUse, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, has a wealth of useful data and organization links: www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/disability/ www.infouse.com/disabilitydata/organizations/index.php Mental Health and Disability (2004) Women and Disability (1999) Work and Disability (1998) Disability in the U.S. (1996)
    7. 7. Job Accommodation Network <ul><li>A free service of the </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Disability Employment Policy </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Labor. </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org www.jan.wvu.edu/ 1-800-526-7234 (V)
    8. 8. Mental Health Association of MN <ul><li>The Mental Health Association of Minnesota is an advocacy organization that helps individuals find access to services, or problem-solve a situation, on a one-to-one basis. </li></ul><ul><li>www.mentalhealthmn.org </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org
    9. 9. MN Department of Education—Special Education <ul><li>An agency overseeing birth to age 21 programs and services: early childhood intervention and special education services, secondary transition services, mental health, care and treatment, and third party reimbursement available to children and youth with disabilities. Also many links: </li></ul><ul><li>www.Education.state.mn.us/MDE/learning_support/Special_Education/index.html </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org
    10. 10. MN State Council on Disability <ul><li>Minnesota’s comprehensive resource for lawmakers, agencies, non-profits, businesses and individuals with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=MSCOD </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org
    11. 11. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) <ul><li>ODEP provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>www.dol.gov/odep/ </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org U.S. Department of Labor
    12. 12. US Chamber of Commerce <ul><li>The Center for Workforce Preparation is an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce with helpful information for employers who hire workers with disabilities. </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org www.uschamber.com/cwp
    13. 13. Other Resources <ul><li>Brain Injury Association of MN www.braininjurymn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Economic Security www.mnwfc.org/rehab </li></ul><ul><li>State Services for the Blind www.mnwfc.org/ssb </li></ul><ul><li>PACER Center www.pacer.org </li></ul><ul><li>Courage Center www.courage.org </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Disabilities Association of MN www.ldaminnesota.org </li></ul><ul><li>Vision Loss Resources www.visionlossresources.org </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Resource Center www.rmrc-mn.org </li></ul><ul><li>DeafBlind Services Minnesota www.dbsm.org </li></ul><ul><li>Autism Society of MN www.ausm.org </li></ul><ul><li>United Cerebral Palsy of Central MN www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/91 </li></ul><ul><li>Lupus Foundation of MN www.lupusmn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Muscular Dystrophy Association www.mdausa.org </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis Society of MN www.mnm.nationalmssociety.org </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Government Info www.disabilityinfo.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association www.cfids.org </li></ul><ul><li>Support Groups http://www.therapeuticresources.com/supportminnesota.html </li></ul>A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org
    14. 14. Community Resources A nonprofit serving people with disabilities | www.lifeworks.org “ What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do something about them.” Henry Ford II
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