September 2023 News

August 2023 News

Aug 2
It can be challenging to navigate the complex system of services and supports available, especially when you’re not sure where to start. To help make things easier for individuals and families, we have created a free, comprehensive 40-page Community Resource Guide filled with community resources throughout Minnesota.
Community resource guide

July 2023 News

Jul 24
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently announced a new workforce development program that includes retention bonuses for direct care workers who provide Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to people with disabilities and older adults.
Jul 10
PICS loves celebrating transitions! A lot of changes happen for young adults as they get ready for life after high school. At PICS (Partners in Community Supports), we’re here to help you find services that meet your needs.
CDCS family

June 2023 News

May 2023 News

May 30
When you are the parent of a child with a disability, the transition to adulthood can be an exciting time of growth and change. It can also be a little scary and overwhelming. There are so many different things to think about. Help your child find any needed supports to achieve the life they want.
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April 2023 News

Apr 6
The PICS Social Justice Work Group joins mourners worldwide in remembering the life of Judith “Judy” Heumann, who died on March 4, 2023. Judy is widely regarded as “the mother of the disability rights movement.
Judith Huemann, Disability Rights Activist

March 2023 News

Mar 31
When you have a child or loved one with a developmental disability, it is important to make plans regarding decision-making before they reach the age of 18. At that point, parents no longer have the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of their child. Two options are Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making.
Mother and daughter
Mar 27
The U.S. government has announced that the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023. That will be the last day of the waiver allowing spouses and parents of minors to provide personal care assistance (PCA) services as paid caregivers. If this change impacts you or your loved one, contact your county or tribal office case manager or managed care organization care coordinator.
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