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Disability Services

The Minnesota Department of Administration is home to two of state government's federally-funded disability programs, the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Minnesota STAR Program. 

The mission of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is to provide information, education, and training for people with developmental disabilities and their families. These services help persons with developmental disabilities build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes, leading to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII). The council is funded under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

The STAR Program's mission is to help all Minnesotans with disabilities gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work and play. STAR stands for a System of Technology to Achieve Results. The Minnesota STAR Program is federally funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration in accordance with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.

To learn more about these groups' services, use the links below to access their websites. You can also contact them using the information found on our contact us page.

Developmental Disabilities

The Minnesota Developmental Disabilities Council website contains features and publications, videos, online training courses and more for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. 

Partners in Policymaking

The Developmental Disabilities Council launched this innovative, ground-breaking training program that teaches self-advocacy to persons with disabilities and their families. Learn more and take part here!

Assistive Technology

On the STAR Program website you'll find numerous assistive technology resources, including info about device demonstration and loan programs around the state and how to take advantage of them.