Independently Speaking Summer 2011
The latest edition of the newsletter is here!
MCIL’s Veteran Mentor Program for Hennepin County Court
MCIL’s Transition program continues to seek out opportunities to build relationships with youth in the community. This year we have done outreach all over the twin cities in local youth programs.
Instead of waiting for the phone to ring we have placed ourselves in the community. This has given staff the name recognition with youth and teachers; through this we have seen an increase in appointments and IEP meeting invitations.
More importantly several students have made significant strides this year. One in particular is finally ready to get his drivers permit. Obtaining it will allow him to be more independent and further his professional and social opportunities. We applaud his successes and look for many more stories like his in the coming months.
Pictured: an actual post from our online forum. This forum is available on our website 365 days a year. It can be accessed by following this shortlink: http://bit.ly/lQfPpt
MCIL Summer Hours
Effective June 13th
The Ramp Program
For almost 20 years the ramp program has had the success in providing safe, affordable modular ramps and special steps for over 5,000 homes in the metro area. The award winning ramp manual “how to build RAMPS for home accessibility” provides the basic information and planning to meet local building codes and design a ramp for single –family homes.
Many community organizations have adopted the ramp program to assist a neighbor or friend who faces architectural barriers to their home. The Vet Volunteers have taken on a number of ramps to help a fellow vet in need of ramp. With MCIL drafting the plans, approval from the local building inspector and the volunteers the ramp was completed in two days. Pictured: vets building a ramp in West St. Paul.