ADVOCACY  AWARENESS ADVICE

The A-Team USA network is uniting voices across the nation to protect and advance the civil rights of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. We are dedicated to promoting a full array of employment, residential, and life enrichment options to accommodate diverse needs and preferences through nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy.      

Welcome

A-Team Minnesota is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization with a mission to support a full array of disability service options through encouraging advocacy efforts, increasing public awareness, and providing advice to those who care for and create policies for people with special needs.

We are a part of the broad A-Team USA network of families, caregivers, agencies, and others who are speaking out on behalf of their loved ones. Every voice counts – and yours does too! 

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Action Alerts & Upcoming Events

 Learn how you can help improve and promote disability services.

What’s happening now?

Family Stories & Resources

Sharing personal stories is a critical part of increasing public awareness. People  can learn a through hearing your experiences. Our resource page can also provide valuable information to help you better understand the complexities of a very confusing disability service system.

Family Stories & Resources

Legislation & Advocacy

THREE bills are currently pending in US Congress that could eliminate disability accommodations that have allowed thousands of handicapped people to work for the last 80+ years . Learn about these bills and how you can help !

Current Bills & Advocacy Info

Membership & Contact Information

Add your VOICE for Choice!

 

Links to Affiliated Disability Advocates 

 

 

 

 

A-Team Informational Videos

This is NOT my choice!

Sometimes people mean well when they make choices for others. But what works well for one person doesn’t always work for everyone. Before we decide what is best for individuals with disabilities and take away their choices, we need to listen to them.

CLICK THE PHOTO TO WATCH THIS                 POWERFUL VIDEO!

I will not be Collateral Damage

“Everything that takes away my voice could destroy my life.”

A-Team is giving people with disabilities a voice. They are educating lawmakers and the public that our friends and families deserve the freedom to choose how they live and work.

CLICK THE PHOTO TO LISTEN TO                        THEIR VOICES!

You should join the A-Team!

Meet some of the first A-Team families. Their voices have made a HUGE difference and yours will too! Remember – a supported, center-based program IS ALSO A VITAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY!

CLICK THE PHOTO TO WATCH THIS 5-MINUTE PRESENTATION!