The LINK is the quarterly newsletter of Disability Network Southwest Michigan. It is one of the ways we stay in touch with people and provide education to the community. You can download current and past issues of The LINK from the list below.
If you would like to receive The LINK, use the button below to sign up for the e-LINK delivered to your email address. If you prefer a paper copy of The LINK to be mailed to you contact Dale Abbott or call (269) 345-1516 ext. 123.
Current Issue of The LINK newsletter:
April 2019 (e-LINK) (pdf): Accessible Outdoor Recreation; Berrien County Transportation Forum; Meet James; ADA Celebration; Advocacy Academy; MiABLE Accounts; Volunteer Appreciation; Upcoming Events; and more.
Past Issues of The LINK newsletter:
January 2019 (e-LINK) (pdf): Accessible Computer Lab Comes to Kalamazoo Office; Make Emergency Preparedness Your New Year’s Resolution; 2018 by the Numbers; January 23 is Ed Roberts Day; Assistive Technology Resources; Peer Support Groups in Southwest Michigan; Upcoming Events; and more.
October 2018 (e-LINK) (pdf): Renovated Community Building; Volunteer of the Year; AT Loan Fund; Community Transition Services Program; Charting the Course: Meet Calvin; National Disability Employment Awareness Month; Emergency Preparedness Focus Groups; Upcoming Events; and more.
July 2018 (e-LINK)(pdf): ADA Anniversary Celebration; RAMP-A-THON; Charting the Course: Joyce; Say YES to Seniors in Kalamazoo County; Seeking Board Members; Meet the Newest Members of our Team; Upcoming Events; and more.
April 2018 (e-LINK)(pdf): Connect to Your Community; Upcoming Events; Annual ADA Celebration Scheduled; Advocacy Academy: Preparing for the next generation of disability rights activists; Senior Millage vote in Kalamazoo; Youth in Transition programs are a big success; Charting the Course: Meet Bradley; Upcoming Events; and more.
January 2018 (e-LINK)(pdf): Winter: Snow Removal; Ed Roberts Day; Highlight: Andrei is Living the Dream; New Staff Member; Beware of Social Security Phone Scams; AT Loan Fund; ABLE Account Cap Raised; Free Tax Preparation Resources; Upcoming Events, and more.
October 2017 (e-LINK)(pdf): National Disability Employment Awareness Month; Volunteer of the Year; Michigan Disability Summit; New Accessible Voting Machines in Michigan; What You Need to Know about HR620; Home Heating Bill Assistance; Upcoming Events, and more.
July 2014 (e-LINK) (pdf): Advocacy makes a difference: What Every Driver Must Know now in accessible format, NFT program needs donations, AT Emergency Fund, Walkability Audit, ADA Celebration, and more!
April 2014 (e-LINK) (pdf): Myths and Facts about Social Security and Work, Find Help Paying for Out of Pocket Medicare Costs, Assistive Technology Loans, Kalamazoo Growlers Tickets, ADA Workshop Information & more!
October 2013 (e-LINK) (pdf): Employment workshop announcement, advocacy workshops with Michigan Family Voices, Emergency Preparedness website, Annual Meeting & Membership information, CJ Jones performing in Kalamazoo, and Affordable Care Act presentations.
May 2013 (e-LINK) (pdf): Mental Health Parity legislation, Rally in Lansing, Psychiatric Advance Directives, Sharon DeHaan wins STAR award, AT Demonstration Project, and Advocacy Academy applications.
January 2013 (e-LINK) (pdf): Disability Language and Etiquette Lunch & Learns, Movie and Discussion events, Winter Emergency Preparedness tips, Snow Removal reminders, Self-determination workshop announcement and Membership information.
July 2010 (pdf): 20th Anniversary of the ADA information, Berrien/Cass Open House, end the 2-year wait for Medicare.