Twenty years ago, the Supreme Court issued the groundbreaking decision in Olmstead v. L.C., holding that unjustified segregation of people with disabilities in institutions is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To learn more about the Olmstead Decision click here. Watch this video to learn more about Minnesota’s Olmstead […]
May is Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness released this fact sheet about the statistics and consequences of mental illness in America.
Honor recognizes psychologists who improve communities, benefit society WASHINGTON – Dr. Rebecca Thomley of Headwaters Relief Organization has been named a 2018 APA Citizen Psychologist by the American Psychological Association for her promotion of volunteerism. “Dr. Thomley exemplifies the definition of a Citizen Psychologist by using psychology to make her community a better place,” said […]
While the holidays can be joyous and happy for many, for others they can be really difficult. Giving back during this time of the year can be especially rewarding and really make someone’s day a little brighter. Who knows, you may start a chain reaction, inspiring others to spread kindness around as well! Here are […]
We’re excited to announce that Dr. Rebecca Thomley is being recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine as one of the 2018 (Real) Power 50 business leaders in the city. The list of honorees is impressive, and to be included with other “remarkable players in the Minnesota business community with a knack for getting things done” is […]
Minnesota has suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services available 24 hours a day. Please help spread the word about this! Read more!
The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children was created specifically for families of children ages 4 and under to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child’s diagnosis of autism. Anyone can download the 100 Day Kit for free! You can also view a PDF of each section by […]
“Mommy, why is that boy in a wheelchair?” “Hey Dad, that girl talks funny.” These are common phrases your young, curious child might say out loud when first encountering a person with a disability or special need. As a parent how do you reply? This question took me off-guard when my own daughter first […]
Orion Associates, in partnership with Headwaters Relief Organization, recently organized an art installation showcasing people from the Minneapolis Somali-American community, their personalities, sacrifices, creativity, hard work, and patriotism. Inspired by the global Inside Out Project, the installation features 100 large format portraits temporally affixed on a three-story building at 133 1st Avenue North in downtown […]
Sesame Street, the beloved children’s show for over 50 years, is introducing its first character with a developmental disability. The character’s name is Julia who has autism. The show aims to portray the day to day reality of having autism and how friends and family can better understand autistic children. Julia has been a part of […]