Accessibility/Mobility

REV UP Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

  The American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP Campaign aims to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Full political participation for Americans with disabilities is a top priority! AAPD works […]

Developmental Disabilities Council taking Legislators to Work

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 30, 2018 CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, Sutfinl1@michigan.gov Developmental Disabilities Council taking legislators to work to highlight Disability Employment Awareness Month LANSING, Mich. – To celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in employment, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting “Take Your Legislator to Work” events across the state in advance […]

Adapted in TC: Paying Attention to Connection Worth Effort

Featured in the Record Eagle on August 26, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Writers watch people. We eavesdrop and register details we find significant. During her 2017 Traverse City visit, Pulitzer-winning author Elizabeth Strout said she created an entire novel from observing a gesture shared by a young couple riding the subway. Yesterday, at my hair salon, I […]

Adapted in TC: How we create our lives

Featured in the Record Eagle on July 29, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Without the arts, I would not have found my way out of despair. That’s what I was thinking last week, during lunch, with my friend, Janet Greenhut. Janet’s an Ann Arbor physician; specializing in clinical preventive medicine. She helps people change behaviors that affect their […]

Adapted in TC: Oh, the places you can go

Featured in the Record Eagle on July 1, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Summer is officially here. Residents and visitors alike are asking me, “What’s happening in northern Michigan?” Here’s a sampling: On June 25, the Bay Area Transportation Authority launched the Bayline bus route in Traverse City. The Bayline is free to everyone and […]

Protecting Our Rights Requires Vigilance

Featured in The Record Eagle on May 6, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers My paternal grandparents, Ann and Roy, were extremely important to me. As their first grandchild, they supported me and my parents in every way that mattered. My grandfather, an immensely decent human being, stood for hours outside of my hospital room after […]

Crawford County Millage Proposal Would Help Pay For New Buses

Featured in the Crawford County Avalance WRITTEN BY Dan Sanderson, staff writer Crawford County voters will decide a millage proposal on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot to keep the Crawford County Transportation Authority buses rolling.  A .25 mill request to increase funding for the transportation system, better known as Dial-A-Ride, will be on the […]