The Arc of Minnesota 651-523-0823 or 1-800-582-5256 The
Arc of Minnesota is a private, non-profit, statewide
organization. The mission of The Arc of Minnesota is to support and
advocate for people with intellectual and other developmental
disabilities and their families as they choose how they live, learn,
work and play. The Arc of Minnesota and local chapters of The Arc
provide crucial information for people with developmental disabilities
and their families, connect them with resources, and stand with them
when they need an advocate.
Disability Benefits 101For people with all types of
disabilities (both physical and developmental), you may learn more about how
the public programs included on this site work for people with disabilities by
visiting the Disability 101 website. Disability 101 provides information
on programs such as SSI, SSDI, MSA and other programs for people with
disabilities that are not included on this site. The Disability 101 website
provides tools so that you can access how employment, cash benefits and public
programs (such as those included here) affect one another so that you can make
informed decisions about your own circumstances. It is recommended that
you screen your family first on Bridge to Benefits to determine your potential
eligibility for this wide range of programs and then visit the Disability 101 website.
Disability Linkage Line 866-333-2466 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Disability Linkage Line (DLL) is a free, statewide information
and referral resource that provides Minnesotans with disabilities and
chronic illnesses a single access point for all disability related
questions. DLL provides service to the entire state from four
locations: St. Paul, Rochester, Bemidji and Brainerd. A resource
specialist is available Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, to provide one-on-one
assistance. You can also receive email, live-chat or web based assistance through MinnesotaHelp.info.
Disability Minnesota The website provides a single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues. It also provides access to laws, statutes, and regulations in pertinent disability-related areas. Click here for the families and children section of the website.
Access North Access North serves residents with disabilities in the counties of
Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St.
Louis. The comprehensive services offered include advocacy, an independent
living skills program, peer/group support, PCA Choice, and employment
transition and relocation services. In addition, they offer consumer directed
community supports, an assistive technology program and public information about
disabilities and /or independent living.