ConnectWC and this website is made possible through funding from The CCP Foundation.
A community for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Thinking big, growing relationships, being bold about belonging, looking at the world through the eyes of others, nurturing everyday leaders, and creating connections – all activities and values of ConnectWC.
Parents, guardians, caregivers, self-advocates, business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and community members have formed a network to develop an inclusive community for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The creation of the ConnectWC website is part of this mission.
Learn about volunteer and job opportunities for community members and individuals with disabilities.Learn More
ConnectWC (Washington County) is a place for
self-advocates, families, friends and community members.
The ConnectWC website is an initiative of ConnectWC.
Laws passed in the 2013 Legislative Session will impact persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Some of the areas changed by the new legislation include: parental fees, coverage for autism services, waivered services, and future unionization of personal care assistants (PCAs).
Learn more in the Minnesota Department of Human Services 2013 Session Fact Sheets.
A new opportunity to encourage teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to love books has begun. Unlock Books are primarily non-fiction titles for use on the iPad that have bright, interesting photography, short lines of text and sound buttons so the text and sound effects can be heard by the reader. Read more.
ConnectWC, is a one-stop website for any and all information regarding intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Washington County area — and a place for parents, caregivers and others that support them to learn, connect and share.
LEARN about Special Education and the IEP Process as well as available Government & Financial Programs. Discover Advocacy Groups that can offer general information on disability topics as well as information on specific conditions and situations. Get informed and involved in the Legislative process. Prepare older children as they Enter Adulthood, and find Social and Community and Sporting Activities designed for individuals with disabilities.
CONNECT with other self advocates, parents and caregivers to offer support, guidance and information.
SHARE your knowledge and expertise with others, and help other families walking a similar path.
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