The Disability Network

The mission of TDN is to revolutionize communities to be inclusive and accepting, where all people thrive in the quality of life they create.

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A Center for Independent Living

The Disability Network (TDN) is a nonprofit center for independent living that partners with people with disabilities so they can live as independently in the community as possible. Since 1992, TDN has worked with thousands of individuals in the areas of independent living skills development, information and referral, peer counseling, youth and adult transitional living and advocacy. Our goal is to connect you with a world where everyone is valued by working with the community to make it more inclusive and accessible.

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Opening Minds in Flint And Genesee

One of the first steps in opening minds is establishing trust and building awareness. TDN has made training and community education a priority with our workshops.

  • Disability 101
  • Freak Factor
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Unconscious Bias

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Latest News

Disability Employment Month

    Encouraging employers to consider hiring people with disabilities is part of a nationwide effort this month. Employment services is one of the many programs we offer at The Disability Network. 53-year-old Brian Thomas had trouble finding a job. “They didn’t want to hire me because of my handicap,” said Brian He’s also putting his […]

ADA DAY Picnic 2022!

“It’s a party celebrating the ADA!” says Zack Tomlinson. (music Don’t You Wanna Dance) “It’s a celebration of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed into law in 1991 by President George Bush that created all sorts of laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities.” said Tomlinson. (The day started with […]

Crim ASL 5k Walking Group

“This group is ASL 5k walkers” (Peggy Frelich, Swartz Creek) “For years people have talked about the Crim race here in Flint. And I feel like we should be involved”. So the first time in its 45-year history, the Crim Festival of Races will include an organized team using sign language. (Kid Black Fedio, Fenton) […]

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