Independent Living

Parent Network Workshop – October 17

Parenting is tough.  We understand and we’re here to help.  Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, October 17, 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 starting the conversation on Healthy Relationships; what this […]

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 […]

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 […]