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.