DEERWOOD, Minn. – The Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM) honored Senator Kent Eken (04) with its 2015 ARRM Leadership Award on Thursday, September 24. The presentation ceremony at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge recognized Senator Eken for his ongoing dedication to supporting people with disabilities across the state. The ARRM Leadership Award was created […] Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) was honored recently when Governor Mark Dayton appointed him Chair of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). The Council’s mission is to provide information, education and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self-determination, integration and […] Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. – This weekend, Americans are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the law that gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, […] Read more
Sen. John Hoffman discusses Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan, which helps Minnesotans with disabilities find meaningful employment, with Jenny You from CTN Studios.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thanks to the hard work of Sen. John Hoffman, (DFL- Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) persons with disabilities and their families are one step closer to having the financial supports they need. The following bills were all chief authored by Hoffman and included as part of the Senate’s Health and […] Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The state of Minnesota took an important step forward this week after the Senate passed a bill to create an Olmstead Training Grants Program. This program will help persons with a disability gain access to services in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs. It’s an important step forward in […] Read more