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Honoring 41 and the ADA

These last few weeks we have mourned the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, our 41st President.  One of his greatest accomplishments in office was enacting an important policy we know today as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation and is […]

RECALL: Bedside Shaker Fire Alarms

Thank you to the Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority for bringing this recall to our attention! Lifetone Technology recalls bedside fire alarm and clocks due to failure to fully alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Lifetone HLAC151 Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock with serial numbers ranging from AC160600001 through AC160604102 and AC170100001 […]

Giving Tuesday! November 27

  The holiday giving season is just around the corner – can you believe it?  Kick it off by participating in Giving Tuesday! Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.  Join us for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back.  On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the globe […]

Parent Network Workshop – November 14

Parenting is tough.  We understand and we’re here to help.  Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, November 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City*.  Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be discussing Social Security and Work Incentives Overview.  A light […]

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 […]