Guest blog post writer – Sara Goodno, Policy and Legislative Intern at Lifeworks
On July 18, Lifeworks Staff hosted a tour for Minnesota House of Representatives staff members Holly Iverson, Mark Laliberte, Jeremiah Wingstedt, and Shiloh Larson, who wanted to learn more about how people with disabilities use services and supports as they prepare for the 2019 legislative session.
Our tour began at Uponor, a business partner of Lifeworks, where we met with Uponor personnel, as well as a group of people Lifeworks supports. We were able to hear directly from Denise McCofferty about the value that her job brings and how the services and supports she receives from Lifeworks enable her to live a community life. The group also heard from people participating in the Community Skill Building group about the skills and independence they are gaining in the program.
Finally the group toured Apple Valley to see the variety of people supported there as well as the types of services that are provided from a center based program.
We appreciated the opportunity to share our innovative services with House staff members! Thank you again to Holly, Mark, Jeremiah, and Shiloh!