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October 2016

In This Issue
Next parent/guardian meeting
Oct. celebrates disability employment
Supporting our police
Annual banquets, celebrate accomplishments very soon 
Reporter Karla Hult will emcee the Eagan event.
ProAct's annual recognition banquets, two major events that celebrate participant accomplishments and employer partnerships, are set for September 30 and October 7.

Headlining the event for the Eagan facility is Karla Hult with KARE 11 television.  Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at Envision Event Center in Oakdale, formerly the Prom Center.

Red Wing, Zumbrota and Hudson, Wis. participants will converge at Treasure Island Casino on October 7 at 6 p.m., where emcee Dave Glover, formerly with Red Wing schools, will keep the crowd engaged.
'We Should Talk' parent/guardian meeting Oct. 13 in Eagan
If someone you care about receives services from ProAct, you won't want to miss the upcoming informational meeting at the Eagan headquarters on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. 

Learn about changes in the service delivery system, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Department of Labor's position and its effect on wages, together with other external factors impacting ProAct.  Please contact Melinda Lien, 651-289-3149 to RSVP.  More info (pdf)

Watch the latest videos from ProAct's state association, the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation.   They feature a number of scenarios where people with disabilities are served well by organizations with a focus that's similar to ProAct's. 
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

People with disabilities are an important part of the nation's workforce, and that's much of the reason why the U.S. Department of Labor declares October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

This year's theme is Inclusion Works - for Opportunity, for Business and For Innovation. 

The annual designation traces its roots all the way back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October as "National Employ the Physically handicapped Week."

Major eRecycling event at RW Solid Waste Campus

The City of Red Wing and ProAct eRecycling Services are partnering to hold an electronics recycling collection event for all residents and businesses in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It all happens during the city's Annual Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Wing Waste Campus at 1873 Bench Street in Red Wing.

"This is a chance for people to get rid of their unused electronics, most of them for free," said ProAct eRecycling Services Manager Tim Hovey.  "And, there are reduced rates for televisions and computer CRT monitors."  The primary goals are to recover, reuse and recycle unneeded electronic and electrical products to keep them out of the waste stream, and to provide jobs for people with disabilities.
View the complete list of items accepted.

Participants prep sweet surprise for Red Wing PD
ProAct individuals and staff members from the Day Training and Habilitation program in Red Wing arrived downtown with a sweet surprise for Red Wing Police officers and Goodhue County Sheriff's deputies.

In hand were "survival kits," with a fun candy theme to remind the cops about their important, and sometimes difficult work.  Participants offered their thanks to the keepers of the peace in a letter, and police obliged by giving them a tour of the department.  Training Officer Scott Kochendorfer said ProAct was welcome for more tours and thanked the group for the survival kits.

Not to be left out, ProAct did the same for officers in Kenyon and Wanamingo. 
And who are the Employer winners?
ProAct recognizes several employers each year for the important roles they play in utilizing people with disabilities to accomplish work.  Four companies are set to be honored at the Eagan Recognition Banquet and one at Red Wing's annual event.  More information to come!
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