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Ginsburg Remembered For Impact On Disability Rights

by Michelle Diament 

Best known for standing up for women’s rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also played an outsized role in ensuring the rights of people with disabilities, advocates say. Most notably, Ginsburg, who died Friday ...

YOU Matter! Be Counted.

Make sure you and everyone you know is counted. Your community needs you. Together we can shape our future.

Census eNewsletter

Let’s Talk Census

"If a community is under counted, that community will receive fewer funds which can result in not having enough funds available to support the needs of the community. It’s that simple. It’s also that simple to complete the Census survey. Be counted!" - Jim ...

Disability Network Northern Michigan Celebrates the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA30 Michigan Celebration

Thirty Years from Disability Rights to Disability Justice

July 26, 2020, is the 30th anniversary of the original signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law by President George H. W. Bush. Disability Network Northern Michigan ...

Weekly Event Recommendations | ADA30 Michigan Celebration

Disability Network's Peer Advocacy Group joins a consortium of disability organizations as we observe the Americans with Disabilities Act by sharing one weekly free online ADA30 Michigan Celebration event with the community that advocates for inclusive communities.

Incarcerated Michigan Youth Win National Prize

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Five teens confined to the high-security juvenile treatment facility Shawono Center have won a national year-long competition designed to solicit ideas from students to build a world free of stereotypes and discrimination. The team was ...

Governor Whitmer Takes Swift Action to Save Lives, Signs Executive Order Requiring Mask Use in all Indoor Public Spaces

July 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor ...

Centers for Disease Control on How to Use Face Coverings to Protect Others

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under MI Safe Start Plan

On June 5, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan. Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern ...

An Accessible Census

Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act by completing the accessible 2020 Census online.

 Our community is made up of a diverse group of people. The Census ensures that financial opportunities are available for all sectors of our community. This year ...

Governor Reopens Retail, Restaurants and Offices in Traverse City

On May 18, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both ...

Telehealth Services

Munson Healthcare Offers Virtual Visits

Munson Healthcare is now offering Virtual Visit appointments to northern Michigan patients. As we embrace a virtual culture to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is only natural that virtual care would be an option ...

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