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Independent Living Civic Engagement Program

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 12:05 PM  posted by jbuytaert

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living is starting a new Civic Engagement Program.

It is based on a Kansas University Curriculum that covers the topics of leadership, partnerships and coalitions, advocacy, and policy development. It also focuses on helping individuals explore their interests and get involved in their communities. The program is intended for individuals with disabilities over the age 18 and/or parents of individuals with disabilities. After a great deal of planning, the program is coming to fruition. We just finished the class section of our first session, and it has been energizing to see the impact and growth of the program. The participants have been engaged in learning and discussion with one another.

One participant said,

The MCIL Civic Engagement class was a great experience. The class showed me that I can make a difference in my community. As a person with a disability many things in society remind us of what we can’t do, and this class was a great example of what we can do. We learned about different people with disabilities such as Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann, who changed the face of disability as we know it. I feel inspired knowing that there are other people with disabilities trying to make the world a better place for those of us who are less fortunate than the able community.

They have the dates set for our next three cohorts of the Civic Engagement Program!

Classes will be held on

  • Fridays,  May 5th-June 2nd at 1-3 pm
  • Tuesdays, July 11th-August 8th at 9:30-11:30 am
  • Wednesdays, August 23rd-September 20th at 1-3 pm

Sessions will be in the classroom at MCIL (530 Robert Street North, in downtown St. Paul).

After the initial 4-5 weeks of curriculum focused time, there will be opportunities for one-to-ones and connecting with community engagement opportunities related to your interests. As always, this is a FREE class! We focus on what is important to the participants.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 01:04 PM  posted by jbuytaert

Handi Medical Supply is proud to provide sam Sport to our veterans!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 10:04 AM  posted by jbuytaert

I am a disabled military veteran who has suffered for over twenty four years because of a service connected shoulder injury. Five surgeries ended with the last being a complete shoulder replacement in May, 2016. 17 weeks after the surgery, I was discharged from the physical therapy experiencing little pain but optimistic about the progress made. Within a couple of months, I experienced frozen shoulders requiring visits to the emergency room and back to my surgeon. Pain was greater than that experience prior to the surgery and it seemed that the only alternative was another surgery. I am truly grateful that my surgeon decided to set me up with a CPM Machine to increase my range of motion combined with the “sam Sport unit” to reduce the pain level while promoting the healing process.

Withing two weeks I was impressed with the effectiveness of the program. By the end of the month, my range of motion was greater than when I finished physical therapy with almost a pain free joint. The experience on the machine was virtually pain free and after applying the sam Sport unit (about ten minutes), I usually forgot that I had it on while it worked for four hours. I am truly grateful for this treatment which seems to have eliminated the need for another surgery.

I hereby state that this testimony is made that others might benefit from my experience, and is without coaching, coercion, or financial incentive.

James D Robinson 4/13/17