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MOHR impact
March 2018
Five-year ProAct participant Eric Ferguson loves acting because it gives him a chance to express himself, come “out of his shell” and make friends.

“It seems to come naturally,” he said, but he does spend hours memorizing his lines. Over the past five years in ProAct Playhouse productions, Ferguson filled major roles in six or seven plays, and has been involved with eight or nine productions.

Through that experience, he has now reached his dramatic goal, to act in a regular community play. Ferguson auditioned for the role of boat driver Fred Narracott in the Agatha Christie murder drama, “And Then There Were None.” 
In the NEWS

From the Alexandria Echo Press: Minnesota is working on plans to propel more adults with special needs into the mainstream workforce, and some local advocates say they are apprehensive about how that might play out.

Last year, state lawmakers approved changes intended to help disabled adults who want to work in jobs other than state-supported day programs or sheltered workshops. About half of those with disabilities say they want to have a job, said the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Read the full Echo Press story
Thanks for your nominations
MOHR was particularly pleased with the response to the the call for nominations for its newly created Life Enrichment Awards. Watch these emails for the winners to be announced.
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Speaking as one voice March 13 Day at Capitol
Please make it a priority to join us at the Best Life Alliance Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13 to rally with like-minded people in support of services for people with disabilities. Contact Cody Holliday with any questions.

Members: don't miss this training by Heidi Smith and Anni Simons: Grassroots Advocacy 101, found in the members area at (login needed)
What work choices do Minnesotans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) want and what do others think they want, or want you to believe?

A new column in Access Press tackles this subject with real data, and can be especially useful to share with families.
Send your best for DSP, Tip of the Spear Awards
MOHR plans to recognize the top Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in Minnesota and one highly impactful person for MOHR's "Tip of the Spear" Award. Nominations are needed for both categories.

Four DSP winners will be selected. Please send completed forms to Lynne Megan- 651-815-1610.

There's passion to take a stand for people with disabilities, but putting words to the page is not your core skill. Where do you even start? We can help with letters to the editor and to legislators. Contact Aaron Hustedde or Sherie Wallace - 651-452-9800
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