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Don't miss your chance to participate in these informative, engaging webinars!

WINGS MN's Honoring Disability by Reframing Language 
May 10, 2022 

Robins Kaplan 12th Annual Disability Justice Seminar on TOMORROW!
(May 3, 2022)

We hope to see you at both events!

WINGS MN Spring Educational Event
Honoring Disability by Reframing Language  
May 10, 2022
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Language is powerful, and ever-changing. It is important to be aware of the impact our words can have, in the ways they dismiss or affirm individuals’ diverse identities. In this session, representatives from the Minnesota Council on Disability and The Arc Minnesota will share a primer on ableism in language, as well as examples of language preferred by disabled individuals. By making slight changes in how we frame our language, we can honor the diverse lived experience of people with disabilities.


  • List at least two definitions of ableism
  • Describe how ableism presents itself in legal systems, including guardianship 
  • Identify casual and explicit ableism in common terms and phrases 
  • Apply preferred language to honor disability identity, including Person First, Identity First, and Reclaimed Language
  • Describe examples of intersectional identity 
Brittanie Wilson, MN Council on Disability; Advocate
Alicia Munson, The Arc MN

Alicia Munson                                Brittanie Wilson 
1.0 Continuing Legal Education (Applied for)
1.0 Board of Social Work CEU

If you have questions regarding registration or need additional information please contact Jamie Majerus or Anita Raymond 

Special thanks to the Elder Law Section of the MN State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC) for their generosity in supporting WINGS MN, enabling provision of this webinar at no cost to attendees.


Register Here for WINGS MN Webinar
Robins Kaplan LLP, the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities invite you to the 12th Annual Disability Justice Seminar.

This year’s complimentary CLE will feature a panel of experts who will discuss supported decision-making and its role in promoting choice, protecting rights and avoiding guardianship for people living with disabilities. 

​​​​​​​Akina R. Khan Associate, ​​​​​​​Robins Kaplan LLP

Professor Jennifer Wright, Interim Director
Legal Services Clinics, Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Anita Raymond, LISW
Co-Chair of WINGS MN
Director of the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making

Honorable Donovan W. Frank, United States District Judge
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Bonnie Jean Smith, ​​​​​​​Advocate
​​​​​​​MN Statewide Certified Support Planner  

​​​​​​​With prerecorded remarks from Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Lori Gildea.
Register Here for Disability Justice Seminar
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WINGS Minnesota is a collaborative which is dedicated to supporting elders, persons with disabilities, family members and helpers, service providers, guardians and conservators through education; building a system that prioritizes supportive decision making and less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, and that maximizes autonomy for persons under guardianship; and sustaining a cooperative conversation where all guardianship stakeholders work to improve outcomes and increase self-determination for people who may need assistance making legal or medical choices.
Facilitation and support of WINGS MN is provided by MN Judicial Branch and the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making, a program of VOA MN.  
The work of CESDM is supported in part by a Live Well at Home grant from MN Department of Human Services (DHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to freely express their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official DHS policy.  

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