Macomb County --- Parents are invited to Turning 18: 101, a free seminar hosted by the Macomb ISD Inter-Agency Transition Council to discuss the important challenges of planning for the future. Turning 18: 101 will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Macomb Intermediate School District. Registration is required and limited to 100 people. Register at events.misd.net. ... See MoreSee Less
Novi --- People with special needs and their families are invited to a Safety Fair on Thursday, October 13, from 6-8 pm at the Novi Police Training Center. All families will leave with a safety plan for school, home, and the community. The event is open to all ages and registration is not required. ... See MoreSee Less
Some stroke survivors were able to spend time kayaking in Metro Detroit for some sense of normalcy. When you have a life-changing medical event like a stroke, you never take the simple things in life ...
Oakland County --- Join us at the Shelden Mountain Bike Fest on Saturday, October 1st, from 3-9 pm. Experience the thrill of the newly redeveloped Shelden Trails at Stony Creek Metropark with fellow mountain bike beginners and enthusiasts. Enjoy guided rides, visit vendor and bike-related booths, and enjoy food and s’mores around a bonfire. A special thanks to Michigan Disability Rights Coalition and Rehab and Mobility Systems for bringing eBikes and handcycles that people can try at the event. The Shelden Mountain Bike Fest is free, but a Metroparks daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter the Metropark.
St. Clair County --- In honor of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Disability Network Eastern Michigan is partnering with the University of Michigan Adaptive Sports Program and St. Clair County Community College (SC4) to host a Wheelchair Sports Clinic at SC4 in Port Huron on Friday, September 30th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm. Wheelchair users aged 6 and up are invited to this free clinic to learn to play wheelchair tennis, rugby, and basketball. You can sign up for one sport or all three!
Join us tomorrow, September 13th at 6 pm via Zoom for a Transit Town Hall: Mobility for People with Disabilities. Learn about regional transit services and discuss the improvements most needed. Also, find out about a vital transit vote in November and how you can help build public support. Register at tinyurl.com/dnemtru.
Have Questions? Contact Lauren Baker at 586-268-4160, ext. 6613, or LBaker@DNEMichigan.org. Please contact DNEM with accommodation requests.
Image ID: A retractable wheelchair ramp on a city bus overlaid with the following text, Transit Town Hall: Mobility for People with Disabilities on September 13, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Join a diverse panel of riders, experts, and community leaders via Zoom to: Learn how to access the services SMART and its partners provide; share your opinions on the transit improvements the region most needs; find out about an important transit vote coming up in November and how you can help build public support. Register at tinyurl.com/dnemtru. The image includes the sponsor logos: Disability Network of Eastern Michigan and Transportation Riders United. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome, Morgan Brown to Disability Network Eastern Michigan! As Resource Development Coordinator, she works to find assets to support our consumers and community members.
At some point in life, everyone needs someone to lift them up and give them a helping hand. Needing and receiving support has been instrumental to Morgan’s personal growth. This is Morgan’s daily motivation because she wants to be able to provide the same thing to others in some form. She believes that this type of support is the kind that will continue to come back around and make a community thrive.
Morgan is Michigan State University alumni. GO GREEN! She worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan while studying at MSU.
If you cannot get ahold of Morgan, she is probably at a field somewhere watching a baseball game...or at a coffee shop. It will always be one of the two. ... See MoreSee Less
Oakland County --- Looking for ways to foster your child’s love of music? NoteABLE Youth Ensemble will be providing music classes this fall for youth with special needs. The classes are held in Troy but do not have residency requirements. Go to noteableyouth.org for more information. ... See MoreSee Less