|“You Are Invited”
Please join us for our picnic and awareness day to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the “Americans with Disabilities Act”
Friday, July 25, 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kearsley Park, 1706 Kearsley Park Drive, Flint
|Net News Information
NET NEWS is published quarterly by:
The Disability Network, a Center for Independent Living
supporting people with any type of disability in Genesee
NET NEWS is designed to inform people with disabilities
and other interested parties, of disability related issues
and other matters relevant to the disability community.
welcome your comments and suggestions.
THE DISABILITY NETWORK
3600 S. Dort Hwy. Ste 54
Flint, Michigan 48507
(810) 742-7647 TTY
(810) 742-2400 fax
|Want to Volunteer?
We need you! Please volunteer to help out at the ADA
Celebration Picnic on Friday, July 25th. Many jobs are
available; you may want to help with the games, serve
food, do face painting, or simply help set up or clean
up. All volunteers will attend a volunteer training.
Call 810-742-1800 for more information and volunteer
Our Healthcare Navigators will continue to assist individuals
who qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) through
the Marketplace or who are interested in applying for the
Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid Expansion) through
November when open enrollment starts. Navigators can
assist with online or paper applications, setting up online
portals for the Marketplace or MI Bridges, and answering
general Affordable Care Act questions.
|Dates of Interest
ADA Celebration - Friday July 25
Board of Directors meeting - Wednesday, Aug 20
Computer Classes and Tutoring Sessions
Call 742-1800 for starting times
|Family Service Agency of Mid Michigan
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Permanent Supportive Housing in Flint Township for Seniors 62 and older with a qualifying disability
6 - one bedroom apartments in two buildings
Kitchens in each unit
Bathrooms in each unit
Multi-Purpose Gathering Room
Limit one person per unit
Applicants must meet disability definitions, income and other requirements.
For application information, please contact Family Service Agency at 810-767-4014
|Low-interest Loans Available
Seniors and people with disabilities (or their family members) can use the Michigan Assistive
Technology Loan Fund to buy assistive technology devices and related services, including
modification of vehicles and homes.
If you would like to apply for a loan to purchase any item or piece of equipment that will help
you improve your independence and overall quality of life, The Disability Network is your local
organization for Loan Fund information. Contact Carrie at The Disability Network at (810)
|Picnic and Awareness Day
The Disability Network and Genesee Health System invite you to join us for a Picnic and Awareness Day to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the “AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT”
COME HAVE SOME FUN!
Information on the ADA: Know your rights
Register to Vote
Free Food and Beverage
Music and Dancing
Games and Prizes
Community Access Awards
And Much More!!
Friday, July 25, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Kearsley Park
1706 Kearsley Park Drive off Longway Boulevard
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Call for information
|See His Ability!
After years of incarceration, Antonio Halbert started his life
over. He took advantage of the community resources that
were available to him: Michigan Rehabilitation Services, The
Disability Network, Mott Community College, and Freedom
Work Opportunities. Visit The Disability Network’s YouTube
channel - TheDisabilityNetwork – to see and hear his story;
his journey to owning his own business. See his ability!
|Independent Living Guide Program
The Disability Network would like to be your Independent Living Guide as you pursue goals towards
self-sufficiency. Whether your goal is to seek employment, sign up for benefits, or connect with
community services, we would like to be your guide.
Participants meet with The Disability Network staff to work towards removing barriers that interfere
with personal and financial goals. Individuals have the opportunity to connect with staff once a
month to track progress and successes and also to discuss difficulties.
Who can participate?
SSI youth and their families,
SDA recipients and SSI new adult beneficiaries,
Individuals with disabilities and their support systems experiencing difficulty
when accessing public assistance and other needed services.
Work with TDN staff towards completing their goals,
Communicate with staff once a month to report changes until September 30th, 2014
For more information, visit our table at the ADA Celebration on July 25th at Kearsley Park.
|Personal Action Towards Health
The Disability Network is looking for 10-20 people
with chronic illness who may be interested in
participating in a PATH workshop in September.
PATH is a healthy living workshop designed to help
individuals self-manage their chronic illness. This
workshop will meet once a week for six weeks.
Each week participants will be introduced to topics
and activities to help set goals and self-manage
symptoms. Individuals interested in participating
in a PATH workshop should contact Adrienne at
The Disability Network, 810-742-1800.
|Summer Math Tutoring
Math tutoring is being offered at The Disability Network. Interested people should call our Computer Technology Center 810-742-1800 or 810-244-3291. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 2.
|Social Security Express
The Disability Network is excited to participate in a new pilot with the Social
Security Administration called Social Security Express, a new service
delivery model which allows the public to conduct Social Security business
online using the public access computers at The Disability Network
Community Technology Center. Each computer contains a shortcut on the
desktop that will allow the public to access a variety of Social Security online
services in English or Spanish. An icon image for each online service will
automatically direct the customer to the appropriate Social Security Internet
page. Visit The Disability Network to access the program.
|Nursing Facility Transition Program
The Nursing Facility Transition Program needs gently used furniture and cookware. Please help
these wonderful people with a new start!
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