We Need Your Story!
Sharing your personal story of how disability services has affected your life and/or the lives of loved ones is perhaps the most compelling way we can educate our lawmakers and affect public understanding of this important need. Please contact Dawn at A-Team Minnesota so we can share your story! Stories & Videos: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Why 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 work program IS ALSO A VITAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY!
CLICK THE PHOTO TO WATCH THIS 5-MINUTE PRESENTATION!
A Voice For Severe Autism
People with disabilities are not one and the same. There are many types of disabilities and many levels of severity. People with severe disabilities deserve to have a quality of life, including the choice to live and work in developmentally appropriate settings. This video illustrates what severe autism can look like and why we need to advocate for A FULLY ARRAY of disability services and supports.
Articles, Podcasts, and Other Resources
Autism in California, 2020
Alarming statistics and information about the increasing number of people with severe autism, requiring a hard look at how we will care for them in the future.
– Autism Society San Francisco Bay
MNFAC Position Paper
An in-depth look at the 14(c) provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act and its impact.
– Susan Hankner & MNFAC