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2012-04-30 02:23:22

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Mayor of Minneapolis After Dark" has a spot in his heart for people with disabilities - specifically children. L.A. Nik is hosting a charity fundraiser for a Minnesota organization that does great things for people's lives - the Courage Center of MN. "I've been discriminated against my whole life due to appearance, dress and choice of career." "The people of the Courage Center are amazing; I've felt helpless many times in life. The people at...

2011-08-15 09:58:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James S. Krause, Ph.D., a Wadena Minnesota native, is the 2011 recipient of the Medtronic National Courage Award presented by Courage Center. Dr. Krause, a professor and associate dean for Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, is a leading national expert and researcher who specializes in health and longevity following a spinal cord injury. The award is especially...

2011-08-12 13:17:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James S. Krause, Ph.D., a Minnesota native, is the 2011 recipient of the Medtronic National Courage Award presented by Courage Center. Dr. Krause, a professor and associate dean for Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, is a leading national expert and research psychologist who specializes in adjustment following a spinal cord injury. The award is especially meaningful to...

2011-07-22 12:19:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars for Courage, Courage Center's vehicle donation program, is pleased to announce that towing is now available for no charge in all 50 states. Proceeds from Cars for Courage support the programs and services of Minneapolis-based Courage Center, a 501c(3) nonprofit rehabilitation resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. Courage Center serves over 11,000 people a year from...

2011-03-03 00:00:27

Continuity of Care for Clients with Disabilities and Complex Medical Needs, Will be Enhanced with ATI Technology and Support Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 2, 2011 American TeleCare (ATI), Inc. announced today that Courage Center, Minneapolis, has selected ATI telemedicine technology and services for clients of its Primary Care Clinic, which is designed as a health care home for people with disabilities and complex health conditions. With ATI technology and support, Courage Center will...

2010-12-09 10:13:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Abilitybots Robotics Camp teams - Short Circuit and Lightning - will compete in the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis. This year's tournament theme is "Body Forward" and explores the field of biomedical engineering. The action starts at 9 a.m. and ends at about 5 p.m. Courage Center's teams are made up of kids ages 9-14 of all abilities (those with...

2010-12-07 14:29:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 National Courage Award. Since 1980, Minnesota-based Courage Center has presented the National Courage Award, which recognizes an individual's contributions to the health, welfare and rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Some of the previous National Courage Award winners include: disability rights activists Justin Dart Jr. and Ed Roberts; former U.S. Senators Max Cleland and Bob Dole; former...

2010-11-16 15:42:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Strength in Numbers: Data Driven Decisions in Tough Budget Times" is set for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. This policy and research conference highlights state-of-the-art policies and programs for people of all ages who have complex health conditions which cause barriers to independence. Learn from top researchers, academic experts and policymakers as they address health...

2010-10-11 15:21:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Although voter turnout is expected to be high on November 2, people with disabilities are 20 percent less likely to vote than people without disabilities. The difficulty of getting to the polls is often just too great a barrier. The Rides to Polls coalition aims to help overcome this barrier to voting in the Twin Cities metro area by providing free, accessible rides, including eight accessible minivans targeted specifically for people with disabilities....

2010-09-10 14:19:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow evening, Courage Center celebrates the accomplishments of people with disabilities at the ABRA Auto Body & Glass Celebration of Courage. The event is at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center with event hosts former U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad and his wife Kathryn and is emceed by KSTP TV Morning Anchor Rebekah Wood. The evening kicks off with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., a reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the...