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Minnesota Disability Waiver Research

The University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL) is working with the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Disability Services Division (DSD), and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) to conduct focused discussions as part of a study designed to provide the state of Minnesota with recommendations on the waivers that provide supports to people with disabilities.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services values stakeholder engagement and is interested in learning more about your experiences related to current
waiver services and support, and what could be done to improve the system going forward. This effort represents a continuation of initiatives Minnesota has undertaken to enhance systems of support for individuals with disabilities.

We are interested in hearing from individuals served by Minnesota’s four disability waivers, family members, lead agencies, providers, individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and members of tribal nations. 

Groups will be held in various locations around Minnesota. Participants will receive a stipend in the form of a prepaid Visa gift card. Compensation for mileage and childcare will also be available. To learn about focus group dates, times, and locations and to registration for a session, please visit z.umn.edu/waiverreimagine.

We hope you are able to join us for these critical conversations, and share your experiences about Minnesota’s HCBS waiver programs.
Direct questions to —
■■ Lynda Anderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 612-626-7220, or
■■ Anab Gulaid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 612-624-0730