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

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your past support of the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. Because of your generosity, we have been able to make a significant impact for disability justice.

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    Girls Rock with Signs of Power
    Her Pride! Her Power! Her Voice! was a huge success again this year. Girls from across the state work to shatter myths and leave with pride and a powerful vision of who they are.
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    The couple communicating with an iPad

    Our Michigan Assistive Technology Program helps people access products and devices to maintain or enhance their independence. In FY 2016, our program provided 204 device demonstrations to 311 people. Assistive technology can have a profound impact - for example, one demonstration of an iPad and app enabled a woman who had a stroke say "I love you" to her husband for the first time in 3 years.
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    Parents of a Child with a Disability Discussing Pride
    Parents Promoting Pride (P3) is a learning community where parents of a child with a disability discuss various topics relating to disability pride. Twenty-four have completed the program with great success. As one parent shared, “I need to keep telling myself my daughter is perfect, and stop apologizing for the things she does that are probably not a big deal to people. Find my pride for her disability.”
  • Our Navigator Program under the Affordable Care Act continues to assist people access quality and affordable health insurance. Those who previously had no medical coverage can now access the care they need to get and stay healthy.
  • Partners Against Violence and Injustice in Michigan(PAVIM), our grant through the Office of Violence Against Women, works to create an attitudinal, environmental, and emotionally safe and accessible atmosphere and services for adults with disabilities who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

We continue to educate and advocate for system changes on issues regarding integrating care, mental health, spenddown reform, and disability and aging competency in health care. Thank you for your continued support for liberty and justice for all,

RoAnne Chaney, MPA

Terri Robbins Executive Director Board Chair

  • Find your disability Identity.
  • Celebrate your disability Pride.
  • Use your Voice.

three men with disabilities outside MDRC's office

MDRC Proposed New Mission and Vision

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.

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.

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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823

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