Community Awareness & Advocacy

Disability Network Wayne County Detroit is part of a larger network of Centers for Independent Living bringing disability awareness and advocacy efforts to the forefront. We work on a larger scale to help governments and businesses make changes that benefit not just those with disabilities but everyone in the community. The independent living movement h elps strengthen the idea that “No thing about us, without us.”

  • Systems Change: Speak before Legislature and collaborate with community partners
  • American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws: Education and awareness
  • Work to educate employers on job accommodations when necessary
  • Provide disability awareness presentations to local groups
  • Group and individualized advocacy skill building training