It’s been a rough winter to get around for everyone, but it can be especially tough for people with disabilities. The Minnesota State Council on Disability reminded people Friday about the importance of clearing out sidewalks, curbs and transit stops. Council member Colleen Casey says people with disabilities, like herself, need a clear path to be able get to work, school or the grocery store.
It’s being called breakthrough research by medical journals around the world, and it’s happening at the University of Minnesota.
Most of us take for granted that we’re physically and mentally able of getting a job. But four out of five people with disabilities don’t take part in the workforce. A local nonprofit is trying to change that, with the help of some very large local businesses.
At first glance, the cars in a lot off Brooklyn Boulevard may look old or forgotten. But to Kelly Buttler and Cars for Courage, they represent a new chance. So, she was shocked when a thief stole a car directly from their lot.
Some Hollywood heavy-hitters took notice of a group of actors with developmental disabilities and turned them into movie stars.
A playground like no other in the Twin Cities will soon be built in Woodbury if the group behind it raises enough money.