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Legislative Task Force on Employment for Persons Who Are Disabled

Active dates:1987-1988

The Task Force was created to consider appropriate roles for sheltered workshops and developmental achievement centers in providing supported employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

The Task Force was directed to make recommendations by February 1, 1988.


The Task Force met seven times, on September 23, October 8, October 20, November 5, November 20 and December 17, 1987 and January 19, 1988. All of the meetings were open to the public. 


The task force must include the chairs of the health and human services committees of the Minnesota senate and house of representatives, or their designees, sheltered workshops, developmental achievement centers, county government, the departments of human services and jobs and training, the special education unit of the department of education, the state planning agency, advocacy organizations and the Minnesota supported employment project advisory committee.

Members included: Senator Pat Piper, Representative Becky Kelso, Arne Berg, Jim Mueller, Jerry Mueller, Nancy Gurney, Jeanne Crowe, Nancy Davis-Korf, Molly Woehrlin, Jerry Larson, Beth Iseminger, Carolyn Elliott, Ed Skarnulis, Marv Spears and Colleen Wieck. Nancy Welsh and Barbara McAdoo of Mediation Center acted as facilitators of the Task Force meetings.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 08/03/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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