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Providing 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.

Bengt Nirje

Personal Assistants

Produced by David Goode
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Produced in 1993

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Bengt Nirje: That all people with severe [Inaudible] and most people with severe have the right to the following: Professional competent advice; secondly, an aide or personal assistants, or economical support for the hiring of such assistants for reasonable costs the daily life. [Inaudible]. The accompanying services, for example, profound or severely handicapped [Inaudible] or blind people that need someone to go with them. Assistants or contact person, and that's to make sure that no one is alone. People coming out and ensuring that people who have no relatives to at least have one that is contact person relating to and knowledgeable about him or her.

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.