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Five Reasons to Accommodate Service Dogs in the Workplace

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Service dogs are becoming increasingly common for individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including mobility issues, seizure disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These dogs are trained to do a range of tasks, from opening doors to turning on light switches. Seizure detection dogs can even detect […]

New Medicare Cards Are Coming. What you need to know.

Have you heard that medicare cards without social security numbers are coming soon?   Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits.  Why?  To help protect your identity, Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.  Instead, the new cards will have a unique Medicare Number.  This […]

Pawsitively Powerful: 7 Ways Therapy and Service Dogs Help Veterans

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Animals assist humans in a myriad of ways, all worthy of the title of “Man’s Best Friend.” They also offer a variety of therapeutic benefits for many people in different occupations and stages of life. Veterans, those who protect the majestic American flag and serve the citizens of […]

Traveling Tips for Older Adventurers

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Henry Moore of FitWellTraveler.com Close your eyes, and picture the average adventure traveler. Are you thinking of a mid-twenties guy, backpack slung over his shoulders, maybe a bandana holding back his dreadlocks? Well, you might be shocked to find that the average globetrotter is actually a 47-year-old woman. More and more middle-aged and […]

After I’m Gone: April 18 & 19

    After I’m Gone is a two-day workshop designed to assist families who have a child or an adult with a disability in planning for their future when that caregiver is no longer able to provide care. Join us for a FREE two-day workshop with information presented by The Arc of Northwest Wayne County, on April 18 & 19, […]

BATA Round Table Discussion – March 8, 3:00 p.m.

Let’s try this again….The BATA Round Table Discussion has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. Join us on Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the Disability Network office* for a BATA Round Table Discussion. A representative from BATA will join us to answer your questions, listen to your comments, and hear […]

BATA Round Table – RESCHEDULED

The BATA Round Table Discussion has been RESCHEDULED due to illness.  The new date is yet to be determined and will be announced on our website and social media.  Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. You’re invited!  Join us on Thursday, February 8, at 3 p.m. for a BATA Round […]

Adapted in TC: ‘Adept’ Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Featured in Record Eagle on January 14, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers, local columnist. “You seem extremely adept at handling that wheelchair,” a stranger remarks from the train platform in Grand Rapids. “Thank you,” I say. It’s a crisp winter night. My husband and I have been traveling all day. I’m tired, inarticulate — not my usual public […]