Family Resources & Education

Self-advocacy, Self-Determination, Peer Mentoring, Accessing Services, Training Opportunities, Advocacy Assistance, Public Policy and more…

Advocating Change Together (ACT)

1821 University Ave, Suite 306-S, St. Paul, MN 55104 651-641-4053
For Self-advocacy group listing by state, online lessons, research translation that you can understand and use, and self-advocates commenting on topics of interest and SAM activities. Website

ARC Minnesota

2446 University Ave W, Suite 110, St. Paul MN 55104 Toll Free: 833-450-1494
Information and Referral, Online resources and trainings, additional support and resources such as Ask an Advocate, civic engagement and public policy, person-centered planning, housing and employment, trainings, and micro-grants. Website

Access North

1309 East 40th Street, Hibbing, MN 55746 800-390-3681 or 218-262-6675 (V/TTY)
Five Core Services: Independent Living Skills Training, Information and Referral, Advocacy, Peer Mentoring/Group Support and Transition to Community. Website

Disability Hub

A Free statewide resource network to help individuals to navigate the system, solve problems, and plan for the future. Online, chat, and phone resources. (Formerly Disability Linkage Line). Website

Disability Minnesota

A single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues. Also provides access to laws, statutes, and regulations in pertinent disability-related areas. Website

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

National self-advocacy program working to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities and chances to speak up and empower themselves, and learn from their mistakes. Website

The Riot!

The Riot is about self-advocacy; offering a newsletter, a blog where self-advocates can share opinions, toolkits, games, and services to help individuals become stronger advocates. Covering serious topics that are important to self-advocates sometimes with humor. Website

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MNCCD)

121 E 7th Place #107, St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 361-7800
State agency providing leadership to empower and strengthen the rights of Minnesotan’s with disabilities. They also offer a link to legislative updates. Website

Minnesota Disability Law Center

430 First Ave N, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55401 1-612-332-1441 • Intake: 612-334-5970
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) for Minnesota and addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. All individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive help, regardless of age or income level. Website

Minnesota Independence College and Life Community

370 Centennial Office Bldg, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155 612-296-4018
Information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Site has a number of presentations and publications containing information related to developmental disabilities as well as information on Partners in Policymaking, a free program designed to teach people with disabilities the power of advocacy. Website

Quality Mall (Soon to be Quality Supports)

Online Resource free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Each of the Mall stores has departments you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with intellectual/developmental disabilities live, work and participate in our communities and improve the quality of their supports- over 3,000 products. Website


2027 Rice Street, Roseville, MN 55113
Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation is composed of more than 110 Adult Day, Day Training and Habilitation, Extended Employment, and Supported Employment service providers across Minnesota. Members proudly offer an array of quality options to realize the work and life enrichment goals for the people who have chosen these services. Website

St. Louis County Health and Human Services (Adult Services, Aging and Disability Services) - Virginia Government Services Center

201 S 3rd Ave, Virginia MN 55792 218-749-7128
St. Louis County helps people who have a disability find life-enhancing services. Their goal is to increase independence, health and safety so that people can live in their communities as independently as possible. Call to request a MN Choices Assessment to determine eligibility for waivered services. Website
East Range DAC
At ERDAC we are passionate about what we do. We believe in the dignity of work, and that individuals who have disabilities have a great deal to offer our communities.

800 A Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734

(218) 744-5130