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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 […]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018 Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years! Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”  Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value […]

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 […]

Recruiting Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury as well as Caregivers and Nurses

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) as well as their caregivers and nurses to participate in a research study. Answers from the interviews will be used for research purposes to better understand: Their health information needs Their participation in other research studies Recruiting Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury […]

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 […]

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 […]