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What is Self-Advocacy?

Definition

Self-advocacy is understanding your strengths and needs, identifying your personal goals, knowing your legal rights and responsibilities and communicating these to others. Being a good self-advocate helps you obtain what you need, make your own choices and express disagreement ...

Supporting Successful Youth Transition to Adulthood

Self-Advocacy

by Disability Network Community Resource Specialist Nicole Miller

 

Working with Disabilities

The Challenges and Benefits of Remote Work

by Disability Network Employment Specialist John Burtrum

People with disabilities are often a very undervalued and unused resource for local employers. They represent a great untapped talent pool that many more employers should consider when recruiting and ...

Boardman-Ottaway Riverwalk Ribbon Cutting to Occur

Walking Tour to Begin at the Newly Improved Union Street Staircase

Northern Michigan Disability Group Helps Vaccine Clinics with Accessibility

By Brett Dahlberg

 

Arcadia Dunes Trails

Two Hidden Gems for Universal Access to Nature

by Disability Network Executive Director Jim Moore

A one hour drive out of Traverse City will take you to one of the most breathtaking views of Lake Michigan to be found anywhere ...

Making Community Connections

Community Connections

Stay connected. Those words mean so much more now that cold weather has moved us indoors and the pandemic has made it more challenging to connect with others.Making Community Connections is a community engagement initiative that empowers ...

A Precedent-Setting Win for Michiganders with Disabilities

Michiganders with disabilities achieved a major victory in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in NCLEJ’s Waskul v. Washtenaw County Community Mental Health case.

Plaintiffs, individuals with developmental disabilities and the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy, a non-profit organization that ...

Cancelled | Northwest Michigan Works Hosts MiABLE Information Session

Update: To help avoid an increase of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Michigan Department of Treasury is suspending MiABLE information sessions – including Wednesday, March 18, at Northwest Michigan Works! in Traverse City – until further notice.



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Our Lives | Safe and Strong Program Toolkit

The Our Lives: Safe and Strong Program Toolkit offers accessible web-based abuse awareness, support and safety planning information and tools for people with disabilities.

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