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Disability News: Michigan

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-03-05 - 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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

Community Advocates for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the Kalamazoo area since 1953 -

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 -

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 -

Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI)

The Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI) is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with dyslexia -

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
1 - 2017 Michigan Fireworks Free 4th of July at Select State Parks - Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
2 - Medicaid Expansion Boosts Michigan's Economy - University of Michigan Health System.
3 - Expanding Choices for Travelers with Disabilities - Detroit Metro Airport - Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
4 - Bus Passengers With Disabilities Sue Detroit Metro Airport - National Federation of the Blind of Michigan.
5 - Michigan Veterans Respond to Oakland Township's Stance Against Paralyzed Veterans Housing Project - Keith King; Frank Campanaro.
6 - Michigan Medicaid Mobile App and Online Portal - CNSI.
7 - Michigan Ranked In Top U.S. States for Disability Services - Adler Stilman, PLLC.
8 - Michigan Seniors and Disabled Face Restricted Access to Power Wheelchairs - American Association for Home-care.
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