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The Harmful Impact of Using the Word “Crazy” with Children: A Call for Change

Dear individuals who work with children, Please stop using the word “crazy”. I am saying this from a place of love. My intention in bringing…

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The Harmful Impact of Using the Word “Crazy” with Children: A Call for Change

Dear individuals who work with children, Please stop using the word “crazy”. I am saying this from a place of love. My intention in bringing…

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Drawing of a plant in a pot. There is a drawing of a watering can pouring hearts on the plant. In the corner, there is the text "stop harming

The Harmful Impact of Using the Word “Crazy” with Children: A Call for Change

Dear individuals who work with children, Please stop using the word “crazy”. I am saying this from a…

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MDRC Recognized as an Adoption Advocate by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

  Lansing, 11/8/2023: Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) is thrilled to announce its recognition as an Adoption Advocate…

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Make Your Voice Heard – Hearing Loss

This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) Annual…

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Make Your Voice Heard – Hearing Loss

By Kathryn Wyeth This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Hearing Loss Association of…

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A Fidgetarium of Possibility

One of my minor autistic traits is fidgeting. When I was a kid, I had to learn how…

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Access to Facebook

It is so wonderful to see advances in the social media platforms in recent years to make content…

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The Future of AT in Employment

Using AT to gain employment and support work over a lifetime has been a goal of our community…

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Zoomsgiving: Connecting While Decreasing Social Isolation & Loneliness

By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff When I think about Thanksgiving, I think about connecting with my…

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AT to Help with Wearing a Mask!

[Image description: the featured image of this video is of Jen Mullins, a white woman who has her…

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The Marriage of Captions and Sounds

With a little practice, you can increase your enjoyment of videos, slides, and movies by playing available captions…

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Yay for Bidets!!!

By Aimee Sterk, LMSW, MATP Staff My friend, Joe Stramondo,…

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Disabled And Here

By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff One of the…

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Pumpkins, Pirates and Pride: AT and Halloween

by Laura Hall, MATP Staff Member Each year around this…

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DIY Light Up Cane!

By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff Recently, I got…

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Interdependence

By Paul Miller, Community Inclusion Specialist, MDRC Independence is something…

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MATP in Marquette: James’ Story

James works at Pathways in Marquette doing janitorial work and…

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