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Contact the Team

Marcie Padgett, Team Director
Phone: 952-953-2312

Reine Shiffman, Webmaster
Phone: 651-452-5980


To connect to the sites below, simply scroll over the name and click.

Courage Center
We are a Minnesota-based non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life.

iCan Bike Camp
iCan Bike Camp steers families around challenges and helps individuals with a disability learn to independently ride a two-wheel bike. The one-week camp, in 2016 from August 1-5, is a collaboration of the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota (DSAM) and iCan Shine nonprofit organizations.

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization whose mission is to provide information and support to people with Down syndrome, their families and communities. Explore its website and see what it has to offer.

National Fragile X Foundation
Please use this website to learn more about Fragile X, and to consider joining our ongoing efforts on behalf of the Fragile X community.

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is the leading voice and resource of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) community.

NVLD (Non-Verbal Learning Disorder) Project
The NVLD Project is dedicated to raising awareness, building support, and creating helpful solutions for children, adolescents, and adults with Non-Verbal Learning Disability. This goal is accomplished through a variety of programs, including educational workshops, research, and ongoing advocacy.

PACER Center
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.

Special Olympics Minnesota
Special Olympics Minnesota is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with intellectual and physical disabilities.

The Arc of Minnesota
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Autism Society of Minnesota
The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is an organization of families, educators, care givers, and professionals committed to supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It was established in 1971. AuSM has members throughout the state of Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

Wilderness Inquiry
Wilderness Inquiry's mission is to make adventure travel accessible to everyone, regardless of your age, background or ability.