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Businesses turn to underused labor pool: people with disabilities

When Glynis Harvey and Mark Cagley opened Hidden ­Manna Cafe four years ago, the couple did not set out to hire people with disabilities.

But then a social service agency asked: Might the Matteson restaurant employ a woman with cerebral palsy? How about a man with mild blindness? A customer asked for an application for her sister, who has an intellectual disability.

Harvey and Cagley were good people to ask. They have twin sons...

MDI has a long history with and continues to invest in its social enterprise model on workforce inclusion for people with disabilities.

Original article was published on October 8, 2016.
On Minnesota's Iron Range, employer makes bold gamble on inclusion for people with disabilities
One Iron Range firm makes strides toward inclusivity for people with disabilities. 
Written by: Chris Serres, Star Tribune

COHASSET, Minn.

The morning sky was still dark when...

Advocate for disabled workers is 2017 CNN Hero of the Year

(CNN) — "My children are not broken," Amy Wright insists.

Most parents don't have to declare their children's fundamental value, but after two of 2017 CNN Hero of the Year Amy Wright's kids were born with Down syndrome, it was clear that she would have to back them up every step of the way.

"When you become a parent of a...