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.
Family picture with father and sons

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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February 2023 News

Feb 14
During the months of January and February, PICS (Partners in Community Supports) is sponsoring content in the Sahan Journal. Sahan Journal is “dedicated to reporting for immigrants and communities of color in Minnesota.”
Zuleyka (right) plays at her neighborhood park with Lucia Hernandez Sanchez, her caregiver.

January 2023 News

Jan 10
“I can tell her what I need and what I don't need.” With those 12 words, Mary Solis succinctly states one of several benefits of the in-home supports that she receives from her daughter, Brenda Solis.
Solis family three generations
Jan 6
Now that 2023 has begun, you may have started thinking about completing your 2022 taxes. Like most years, Tax Day this year is in April – specifically April 18, 2023 – so you have plenty of time to file. If you’re getting a start already, here is everything you need to know about PICS and your taxes.
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November 2022 News

Nov 29
“Raising a child with medical complexities is a long and lonely road,” says Kristine, whose son, Bentley, was born with multiple congenital medical issues. “It’s similar to a sport, in a way. It takes dedication. It takes courage. It takes perseverance.”
Bentley and his mom playing in the living room.

October 2022 News

Oct 7
2022 is a big year for elections. All residents of Minnesota will be voting for the following offices: U.S. Representative, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative, judicial seats and other offices, depending on polling location.
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September 2022 News

Sep 12
Many family members provide caregiving for their loved ones who need support to remain in their homes. If your loved one is eligible for a program through Medicaid, you may be able to be paid for the care you’re providing.
Young man embracing his mother