Self-Advocacy

The Disability Network has dedicated staff for advocacy services. We can help guide you to the resources and processes to ensure you are receiving.

We also operate from the perspective of helping consumers be self-advocates. That means we don’t do things for you, we do them with you.

We assist people with disabilities with understanding their rights, whether it be with regard to Social Security, Medicare Part D, or Medicaid. We have experience advocating in employment, educational and community settings. 

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Areas of AdvocACY

Self-Advocacy
Resources to assist with learning to be your own best advocate.

Assistance with IEP’s
Information on resources to assist with IEP’s.

Agencies
Information on how, when, and where to advocate if you feel an agency denied you access to programs or services due to a disability.

Buildings and Grounds Access
Information on resources available to help with advocating if you are denied access to a building or other physical areas due to a disability.

Alternative Format Access
Information on what to do if you are denied access to written materials due to a disability. For example, not being provided a copy of a public meeting agenda in Braille.

SYSTEMS ADVOCACY

We believe it’s not the disability that prevents people from participating in our communities; it’s the barriers placed in front of them. Through systems advocacy, Disability Network of Mid-Michigan works with consumers, businesses, agencies and communities to remove those barriers.

Three main areas in which we engage in systems advocacy are: Affordable and Accessible Housing, Transportation, and Employment.