Active Allies

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group photoBy CATHY BOISSONEAU
Special to the Grand Traverse Insider

RICCs = Dynamic grassroots advocacy

REGION – March has been designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Hundreds of passionate advocates throughout the state strive every month of the year to heighten the public’s awareness of many issues related to disabilities.

Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions, or RICCs, are sprinkled throughout Michigan; currently 27 of them. Six have a presence in the northern lower peninsula, with hope and seeds planted for establishing a few more.

Coalition members include persons with diverse disabilities, their family members and friends, local service providers and a vast network of other community partners – allies all focusing on advocacy, capacity building, and systems change.

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