Disability News: Michigan


Latest disability news stories for the State of Michigan including health related information and updates.

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Disability news and information for the State of Michigan, including facts and statistics.

Michigan Disability Resources

Michigan's Assistive Technology Project

Michigan has three year State Plan for Assistive Technology approved by the Rehabilitation Services Administration - http://www.copower.org/At/index.htm

Autism Society of Michigan (ASM)

The mission of the Autism Society of Michigan (ASM) is to assure full participation and self determination in every aspect of life for each individual - http://www.autism-mi.org/

United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan

United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan (UCP Michigan) is a non-profit advocacy organization that works for life without limits for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities - http://www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/87

The Arc of Michigan

The mission of The Arc Michigan is to ensure that people with Developmental Disabilities are valued in order that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to their community - http://www.arcmi.org

Community Advocates for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the Kalamazoo area since 1953 - http://www.communityadvocates.org/

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy, and research - http://www.epilepsymichigan.org/

Disability Network of Oakland and Macomb

Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is a private non-profit, non-residential organization run for and by people with disabilities - http://www.omcil.org

Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI)

The Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI) is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with dyslexia - http://www.dyslexia.net

Statistics: Michigan Disability

  • There are an estimated 1,470,000 people in the state of Michigan over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 270,000 people, or 2.9% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 805,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 287,000 people with disabilities in Michigan who are employed.
  • Around 60,000 people with disabilities in Michigan are unemployed, while 457,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Michigan Publications

Fireworks-Free Fourth of July provides veterans quieter camping options in several Michigan state parks.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport will be offering more options to travelers with disabilities when they are picked up or dropped off at the airport.

The suit wants the court to order the airport to allow public transit providers to load and unload passengers directly outside the main entrance to the Ground Transportation Center.

Michigan veterans issue stinging response to Oakland Townships motion to deny paralyzed veterans fair housing.

These applications allow patients to access their medical information remotely in a real-time environment.

Michigan was rated among the top 10 states in the nation for the services available for certain disabled individuals.

Michigan seniors and disabled face restricted access to power wheelchairs unless congress stops new medicare program.

A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss suit challenging Michigan failure to provide Medicaid coverage for applied behavior analysis therapy for autistic children.

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