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MOHR impact
September 2018
Job training with police unusual
An 18-year-old White Bear Lake man with Down's syndrome skipped the transition program and joined the Wyoming, Minn. police for an unusual 16-week training.

Sean Sieleni, 18, found the national Growth Through Opportunity offering through TSE, Inc. "It's kind of like transition on steriods," said Lynne Megan, who leads TSE.

Sieleni is in the community, greets people at the station, updates information, answers phones, cleans squad cars and does shredding work.

The national program costs $17,000, primarily for staff support. A GoFundMe page helped raise some of the funds. The story was featured on Channel 5, Channel 4 and in the Forest Lake Times.
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Celebrate Disability Employment in October
MOHR is recognizing several Minnesota organizations as Outstanding Disability Employers of the Year. It's all a part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Direct Support Professionals Week in Rochester

Crookston ODC to celebrate direct support professionals week - Crookston Times

ProAct recognizes national DSP Week

ODC recognizes National Direct Support Professional Week September 9-15

MOHR announces new leaders

Rep. Matt Dean recognized by MOHR

State Representative Honored as 'Champion' for People with Disabilities - Voice of Alexandria

Milaca's Rita Cassens' attitude, enthusiasm spark award - Union Times

Seehusen named DSP award winner
Continuing ed with MNCCD health and wellness conference on 9/25
The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MNCCD) is offering its 2nd Annual Health and Wellness conference on September 25.

It is touted as an informative and inexpensive option to fulfill continuing education requirements. Learn more
The need to know: Where do the candidates stand?
It's not known where the two candidates for Minnesota governor stand on issues of importance to people with disabilities and their families. More people need to ask Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson.

Here are two questions to begin with:

  1. What do you know about day services for the more than 30,000 Minnesotans with disabilities?
  2. What quality of life do you think people with intellectual/developmental disabilities should have?

One place to watch for gubernatorial and state legislator events is the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Election Calendar. You'll need a google account to sign in and view events.

Also, contact governor candidates via their campaign websites and social media:

And, please send us an email if you receive a substantive response.
MOHR Legislative Conference looks to 2019
MOHR leaders and members convened in Alexandria in late August to hear reports from the Capitol, Voc Rehab Services and the Department of Human Services.

The next legislative session is expected to be "messy," and the need to stay informed and engaged is only increasing.

Above: MOHR Board Member John Wayne Barker, left, and lobbyist Kevin Goodno recognize Rep. Matt Dean R-Dellwood as a champion for people with disabilities. He is retiring after 14 years of service.
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