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MOHR impact
January 2018
Art expressions, advocacy build life: PRI
Disabilities shouldn’t stop a person from doing things. That’s a message both spoken and lived by artist Marrie Bottelson at Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI) in St. Louis Park.

“If you have a disability, you can do whatever you want, as long as you put your heart and mind to it,” said Bottelson, who has Athetoid cerebral palsy, a disability that causes involuntary movements, or lack of muscle control.

As she has said, so she has done. Bottelson worked with staff at PRI to start a business, create a website, and sell her artwork. Her canvas drawn creations are applied to items such as keychains, T-shirts, magnets and bags to sell. Often painting animals and nature scenes, she also makes cards. The nonprofit program provides a studio, equipment, paint and brushes and Bottelson supplies the canvas material. Finished products are sold at local art shows and online.

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Nominations needed for Life Enrichment Awards
Disability service providers across Minnesota provide much more than employment services- they enrich individual lives through a vast array of options. To recognize some of the best, a request for nominations for the First Annual MOHR Life Enrichment Awards is rolling out.

MOHR is accepting nominations from its members, the families connected to them and outside groups that are tied in with MOHR member activities.

Save the date: March 13 is MOHR's Day at the Capitol
Parent group seeks new members, advocates
The Minnesota Family & Advocates Coalition plans to grow its partnership with the Department of Human Services in 2018, stay engaged with legislation and share its views about Medicaid changes.

Co-chair Julie St. Marie said the 400 plus member group is always looking for parents of individuals with disabilities who can articulate their views.

MNFAC meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 13 at the Golden Valley Library, 830 Winnetka Avenue. Learn more about MNFAC and like them on Facebook.
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