Please watch this video from The Arc of Minnesota.
Arc of Minnesota.
The Arc Minnesota is committed to a future where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are seen for who they are - capable, tenacious, caring, loving, and resilient. Self-Advocates work together to make a difference in their communities and improve lives. People with disabilities want to show their strengths and persevere through tough times.
Leah & Dan Hood met at a self-advocacy conference and were immediately drawn to one another. They have been married for 2 years and live on the east side of St. Paul with their leopard gecko, Spotty. For Leah & Dan, independence is critical, but it's not without challenges. Together, they explore their dreams and let their true selves shine through. "I want to be treated like everybody else - with dignity," Dan says. "So, I will be able to show my true self."
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Hello!☺ My name is Daniel Hood; my focus is on policy and political news directly affecting the disability community, including housing, job placement, hobbies, talents, and dreams, and telling their stories. Conduct interviews, editing, recording, and audio production, and I have an online radio station in development and up and running. I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife, Leah, and my family, going to parks, swimming, hiking, computers, and doing and trying new things. I grew up in Forest Lake, Minnesota, with my brother Jason, my sister Beth, and my parents Bob and Patrice Hood. I attended special education classes and Special Olympics, lived in a couple of group homes, and Adult foster care. I graduated from Forest Lake and received my diploma through the North East Metro 916 Transition Program in 1998. I received my Certificate from the Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools on October 4th, 2022, for radio broadcasting. Seeking a mentor, hands-on training, a
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