Thanksgiving fails

As our Happy Thanksgiving to you, we want to share some of our best Thanksgiving fails. So here’s to a little chuckle and some stress relief as we navigate our kitchens, families and friends. The cat made me do it I was multitasking in the kitchen as you often do during holiday meal prep and […]

A taste of independence

By Joel Feick Inclusive kitchen classes from The Disability Network are timely ahead of biggest kitchen week of the year Inside the Flint Farmers Market, 2 great-grandmothers sat side by side in wheelchairs listening. And occasionally eating. They are part of an Adaptive Kitchen class, taught by TDN’s Carrie Gerdeman. This is a 4-week class […]

Social Ties and Wellness Project

Participants are needed for a survey conducted by the Department of Public Health, University of Michigan-Flint! Are you: Between the age 20-64 years Having difficulty with ambulation, self-care or independent living Able to follow verbal directions inEnglish Able to meet in person at The DisabilityNetwork The Disability Network | 3600 S Dort Highway Suite 54 | Flint, MI 48507 […]

Heather Mitchell: a writer’s journey

How many authors do you know who began their career writing love letters for people? Well, that’s exactly how poet and novelist Heather Mitchell broke into the business. Heather’s inspiration for writing comes when “the zone” finds her and it first started finding her in middle school.  “Poetry has always come natural,” Heather explains, “it’s […]

Employment success

Crystal came to The Disability Network (TDN) with a clear goal: to get a job. She immediately connected with TDN’s Job Club which provides wrap-around supports for customers who are actively applying for employment in their surrounding community. Customers receive one-on-one assistance in job searching, uploading documents, completing assessments, and documenting their activity in a […]

Be prepared for disasters

September is National Preparedness Month which promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. People with disabilities are significantly more impacted by disasters and emergencies. Here are some tips to help you, your family and friends be more prepared in the event of a disaster.* Get Informed Know what disasters […]

SPIL Writing Team – Consumer Representatives

The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council has a committee that writes the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL establishes a blueprint for present and future independent living programs and services in Michigan. The SPIL Writing Team has representatives from the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council and The Network of CILs and is seeking consumers […]

You Know What They Say When You Assume…

By Cyndi Woods Hello all! I’ve been thinking recently about the capabilities in disabilities. Sounds like a limerick doesn’t it? I came across a Facebook post from a company that made low-vision equipment. They were sharing an article from a woman in another country who did a lot of traveling for work and always requested […]