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.
We thank you for all of your past support of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition! We continue to educate and advocate for equitable access and outcomes through system changes on health and mental health, service systems, and collaboration with all historically marginalized groups including:
Power! Her Pride! Her Voice!
Teen girls with disabilities delve into what it means to be a critical and active leader in today's world. This program helps them become a leader in a world where they are told they are not equipped to lead.
Michigan Assistive Technology Program (MATP)
This year we helped a college freshman, who is deaf, get to his classes on time with a modified alarm clock. The clock’s strobe light adaptation alerts him when he needs to leave for his classes. MATP demonstrated 737 devices to 213 people.
The Navigator Program
This program under the Affordable Care Act was again a wonderful success. People were assisted with their yearly re-enrollments or finding initial coverage through the Exchange or Healthy Michigan Plan. Despite the current federal administration ending funding to most navigation projects in Michigan, including MDRC, we will continue to assist people with our Certified Application Counselor.
Creating Partners for Disability Justice Project (CPDJ)
In 2017, we partnered with four Lansing-area nonprofits to increase their knowledge of disability history, justice, & pride. They now have a better understanding of accessibility, alliances, and authentic inclusion.
Youth Engaged in Leading and Learning (YELL)
MDRC is partnering with Michigan State University to teach high school students with and without disabilities to build leadership skills. With the support of the students’ schools and other community partners, we are currently establishing the groundwork to create a culture of inclusion and positive change in schools.
The Leadership Engagement and Advocacy Development (LEAD)
This project seeks to provide access to training and advocacy opportunities to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families, particularly from historically underrepresented groups. In addition to training opportunities, this grant also supports increasing the efficacy of disability organizations in the state of Michigan around racial justice and inclusion.
Leadership Development Opportunities (LDO)
This program is funded by MDRC to work with individuals and groups to build leadership skills for self-advocacy and increased inclusion.
To support our work, please make a donation today!
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MDRC, 3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Ste. 100, East Lansing, MI 48823
Thank you for your continued support for liberty and justice for all!
RoAnne Chaney, Executive Director & Terri Robbins, Board Chair
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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition 3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100 East Lansing, MI 48823
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