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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is a disability justice movement working to transform communities.

Welcome to Michigan Disability Rights Coalition's Communities of Power Website!

Communities of Power is a source of information about issues of importance in Michigan's Disability Community! It is also an invitation to you to participate in making our communities accessible, integrated, and supportive - to make full citizenship for seniors and people with disabilities an expectation, not a goal.

Communities of Power is maintained by the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC). We invite you to join us!

The Affordable Care Act and the Health Michigan Plan (expanded Medicaid) have not been repealed! MDRC can still help you find affordable health care. Contact our Navigator, Kathleen at 517-333- 2477 x 313.

At the December 2016 board meeting, MDRC's board of directors approved the following new Mission and Vision Statements:

Mission Statement

MDRC cultivates disability pride and strengthens the disability movement by recognizing disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while collaborating to dismantle all forms of oppression.

Vision Statement

MDRC envisions a world where people with disabilities:

  • Live full lives within the community with equal rights, equity and opportunities.
  • Are valued as essential and vital members of the community
  • Can be their full selves, in all their identities, in all aspects of their lives
  • Have space for self-discovery, to cultivate community, and to develop pride.