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ARC of Minnesota

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities.

2446 University Ave. W., Suite 110 | St. Paul MN, 55114-1740
Phone: 952.920.0855 | e-mail: info@arcminnesota.org

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.

2380 Wycliff St. #102 | St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-647-1083 | e-mail: info@ausm.org

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
A nationally-known non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. Comprehensive services include physical rehabilitation, wellness and fitness, aquatics, mental health and family support services, vocational training, driver assessment and training, community living skills and assistive technology, camping and recreational programs among others.

Courage Kenny Active (website)
Phone:  651-241-3820 | e-mail: ckactive@allina.com

Disability Law Center
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) addresses the unique legal needs of persons with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on legal issues that are related to their disabilities.

Phone: (612) 334-5970 | Email: Disability Law Center

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
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.

656 Transfer Road |St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-603-0720 | e-mail: dsamn@dsamn.org

Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts is an arts center for adults with disabilities located in the Creative Enterprise Zone in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  To create art that challenges perceptions of disability.

1860 Minnehaha Avenue West | Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-209-3575 |e-mail: info@interactcenter.com

Metro Mobility
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. Metro South Zone Communities:  Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Fort Snelling, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Newport, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, St. Paul Park, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, West Saint Paul

First Transit South: Metro South Zone
Phone: 651.602.1180 | e-mail: SReservations@metc.state.mn.us

Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC)

Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  Using the MICC Curriculum, students learn in their own apartments, at the grocery store, in the workplace, at restaurants, and on public transportation—any practical environment where life skills are needed

7501 Logan Ave S, Ste 2a | Richfield, MN 55423
Phone (612) 869-4008 | e-mail: info@miccommunity.org

National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

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.

Opportunity Partners
Opportunity Partners provides personalized employment, housing and educational opportunities to 1,300 individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism and other special needs.

5500 Opportunity Court |  Minnetonka, MN 55343
Phone: 952-938-5511  |  e-mail: info@opportunities.org

NOFAS

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

PACER Center, Inc
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.  Through more than 30 projects, PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

8161 Normandale Blvd. | Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952.838.9000 | email: Info @ Pacer Center

Social Security – Benefits for People with Disabilities
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

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.

900 2nd Ave S, Ste 300 | Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612.333.0999 | e-mail: info@somn.orginfo@somn.org

Wilderness Inquiry

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

808 14th Ave SE | Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612)-676-9400 | e-mail: info@wildernessinquiry.orginfo@wildernessinquiry.org

Marcie Padgett, Team Director
Phone: 952-953-2312
E-Mail: mpadgett@ci.apple-valley.mn.us

Reine Shiffman, Webmaster
Phone: 651-452-5980
E-Mail: rashiffman@comcast.net