Join TDN Connect for this month’s recreation and health programs held at The Disability Network and around the community. TDN Connect is a multi-faceted program series, designed to help you learn new independent living skills by inviting you to participate in recreation and leisure programs. Our series includes adaptive cooking, exercise, crafting and mental health […]
Sloan Longway Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows
Inside Flint’s Longway Planetarium. It’s thrilling, it’s dramatic… But it might be too loud or hard to watch for some groups of people. So the good people of Longway have special events every month that are “sensory friendly”. Longway Planetarium’s Market Manager Anne Mancour says “We turn the lights up a little bit […]
FIA now offering ASL interpreters at lecture series
To explain specific pieces, the FIA has started Coffee with a Curator. It’s free to Genesee County residents, along with free coffee. This month, the lectures will now include an ASL interpreter.
Onyx Heads to East Lansing, Provides Support to MSU
The Disability Network’s fuzziest team member, Onyx the facility dog, recently visited Michigan State University to provide comfort to students employed at MSU Greenline, a student call center for Annual Giving.
March Calendar of Activities for TDN COnnect
Join TDN Connect for this month’s recreation and health programs held at The Disability Network and around the community. TDN Connect is a multi-faceted program series, designed to help you learn new independent living skills by inviting you to participate in recreation and leisure programs.
Your Voice Matters
Your VOTE Matters Election Day 2022 is this Tuesday, November 8th! You have the right to vote how you choose. If voting in person on Election Day, you have the right to privacy and accessible voting. MTA to Provide Free Rides to Polls The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will provide an Election Day – Free […]
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) […]
The Passing of Mike Zelley
Community leader, disability advocate, and former President of The Disability Network (TDN), Mike Zelley, has passed away on June 27, 2022. Mike spent his life advocating for disability rights at the local, state, and national level, and developing relationships with many community, business, and government officials. Zelley was the co-founder of TDN and served the […]