Telling Your Story App

The Arc Minnesota has shared another great way to communicate with State Legislatures!

The “Telling Your Story App” provides a way for technologically-connected advocates to reach their elected officials.  This app, sponsored by the Minnesota’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, can be downloaded to your smart phone or tablet, and it enables you to draft and send your personal story to your elected officials.

You can find this app by going to the Arc Minnesota website link:

After you complete your story and send it to legislators, send it to Kathy Kalenberg at   Whatever your public policy concern, your elected officials need to hear from you – and we want to hear from you, too!

Welcome Back Dea Kaping!

Please join us in welcoming back Dea Kaping to our Aveyron family!  Dea has accepted the position of Part-Time Health Care Coordinator.  Dea worked for Aveyron as a Resident Counselor from October 2010 to February 2013.  She earned her RN License from Ridgewater College.  She has experience working at Prairie River Home Care and Hutchinson Health.  Welcome back Dea!

Promoted to Program Director!

We are happy to announce Amber Winn’s promotion to Program Director!  Most recently Amber was the Program Coordinator of our home on Milwaukee Ave.  Amber began her Aveyron career in 2006,  when she was hired as a Resident Counselor at our home on Century Ave.  We are excited to have Amber join our management team!

New Role as FT Health Care Coordinator!

We are excited to announce that Melissa Christensen has accepted the position of Health Care Coordinator!  Melissa was previously one of Aveyron’s Program Directors.  She has been with Aveyron in various positions since January of 2002.  During that time, Melissa attended nursing school and in 2015 became a Licensed Registered Nurse.  We are grateful for Melissa’s dedication to Aveyron!

Opportunity to Save!

Aveyron is a member of the ANCOR Services Corporation.  This is a resource available to Aveyron Employees, Clients, and Client Families.  Check out the flyer below for more details!



New Maintenance Staff

Please extend a warm welcome to Steve Frauendienst as he joins Aveyron in our Maintenance Department.  Steve brings to Aveyron many years of experience from Ag Systems, Inc. of Hutchinson and most recently from CMI of Glencoe, MN.  In his spare time,  Steve enjoys traveling and riding his motorcycle.  Welcome Steve!