Veterans

Ribbon Cutting at Wilderness State Park

You’re invited! We hope you will join us a the Ribbon Cutting to celebrate several accessibility improvements at Wilderness State Park on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. We are excited that more Michiganders and tourists of all abilities can now enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of several completed barrier-free improvements at beautiful Wilderness […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navy funds autism-screening app, hoping for help with PTSD

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press | Sunday, 20 Mar 2016 | 10:47 AM ET The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. While developmental and trauma disorders might […]

Jobs for Vets! – Save the Date, March 22

Jobs for Vets! – Hiring Event You’ve served our country, now let’s work for you. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Hagerty Conference Center | Traverse City, MI 49686. It can be overwhelming and difficult to find gainful employment as a veteran, and Jobs for Vets! successfully matches veterans with […]

Fireworks-Free Fourth of July at select Michigan state parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 25, 2016 Contact: Stephanie Wirtz (DNR), 989-274-6182 or Lauren DeVol (Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency), 517-284-5236 Fireworks-Free Fourth of July offers veterans quieter camping options in select Michigan state parks Although winter feels like it has just started, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind visitors they can make camping reservations in select state […]