People with Disabilities are People First. At Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, we empower people to live by the Independent Living philosophy: people with disabilities are the best experts over their lives, their dreams and goals.
We believe people with disabilities have the same right to participation, the same range of options, degree of freedom, control and self-determination as people without disabilities. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to:
Make Personal Choices
Contribute to the Community
Pursue Meaningful Careers
Enjoy Full Inclusion in the Community.
In fiscal year 2019, Disability Network of Mid-Michigan provided services to 882 people with disabilities. In addition, we reached 26,823 people throughout the region through community activities and we provided information and referrals to over 2,200 Michigan residents. And while we are proud of these numbers, we determine our impact not by the quantity of service we provide, but by the improved quality of life of individuals we support.
We work to change societal attitudes about people with disabilities and to provide an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can contribute to their communities based on their interests, skills, and desires.