Minnesota can use some Autism Speaks grant dollars

Autism Speaks' national reach helps them capture a lot of fundraising dollars. Let's bring some of those dollars to Minnesota to help the community in which we live. Applications for the Autism Speaks Local Grant programs are due Aug. 8. Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants focus:

  • to promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism
  • to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community
  • to increase the field of service providers across the country

Applications must be submitted online through the Autism Speaks Online Grant system. Click here for more information and to apply.


POP at Minnesota Life College

Pre-Orientation Program (POP)

MLCLogoConfMinnesota Life College's Pre-Orientation Program (POP) is designed to give incoming college freshmen and high school juniors and seniors with plans to attend a traditional college or university the opportunity to have more personalized time to learn how to access their campus, how to handle dorm life and roommate concerns, practice using the campus computer system, manage a syllabus, and have the processing time to be ready for the first day of the actual college experience. This program is an opportunity for those attending any two-or four-year college to benefit from the training and expertise of Minnesota Life College professionals, even if they plan to study elsewhere.

Summer 2014 Session
August 2-7, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN

Click here to register or for more information about POP.


The Arc & Sprout Film Festival

Films related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities will be showcased at The Arc & Sprout Film Festival on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The festival is presented by The Arc Northland and will take place at Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth, Minn. at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, click here.