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Disability Network – St. Joseph Office

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2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
269-985-0111 www.dnswm.org

November 2015

KNOWvember Movie (St. Joe)

November 4, 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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KNOWvember Movie & Discussion Lives Worth Living DATE & TIME: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Disability Network Southwest Michigan | St. Joseph 2900 Lakeview Avenue, St. Joseph, MI (map) RSVP: contact Joanne or call her at (269) 982-7761 Do you know the history of the disability rights movement? Bring your lunch and join us for the movie Lives Worth Living and a discussion about the history no one ever taught you in school! Everyone is…

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December 2015

Book Club (St. Joe)

December 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Book Club The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. The Book Club is currently open to members only. If you are not a member, you are welcome to come try a book club meeting, if you’re interested in membership we can sign you up. A light lunch will be provided. Learn more about our Book Club December Book: Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities (Edited by: Donald…

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January 2016

Lunch + Movie + Discussion (St. Joe)

January 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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MOVIE: Gattaca In “the not-too-distant” future, where genetic engineering of humans is common and DNA plays the primary role in determining social class, Vincent (Ethan Hawke) is conceived and born without the aid of this technology. Suffering from the nearly eradicated physical dysfunctions of myopia and a congenital heart defect, as well as being given a life expectancy of 30.2 years, Vincent faces extreme genetic discrimination and prejudice. The only way he can achieve his life-long dream of becoming an…

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February 2016

Disability Language & Assumptions (St. Joe)

February 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER Disability Language & Assumptions for Human Service Providers, originally scheduled for today is being rescheduled to Thursday, March 24th from 1-3 pm due to severe weather. If you were already registered you should have received an email regarding the re-scheduling and you do not need to register again. If you can't make it, please let us know so that we have an accurate count for materials and open slots. If you have any questions, please feel…

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March 2016

Book Club (St. Joe)

March 2, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Book Club The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. The Book Club is currently open to members only. If you are not a member, you are welcome to come try a book club meeting, if you’re interested in membership we can sign you up. A light lunch will be provided For the accessibility and well-being of our employees and visitors, Disability Network Southwest Michigan is a fragrance-free office.…

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Disability Language & Assumptions (St. Joe)

March 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Free Workshop The language we use is powerful and can reveal hidden assumptions we might not know we have. At this free workshop we invite human service professionals to explore new ideas, ask questions in a safe environment and challenge some assumptions about what it means to live with a disability. This is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products to these events. Let us know when registering if you require an accommodation. Download…

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April 2016

Speak Up! (St. Joe)

April 12, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Speak Up! Basic Skills of Self-Advocacy Join us for this FUN and FREE workshop for people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy. Through fun and interactive activities you will learn: What advocacy is What your rights are and the laws that protect your rights How to make an action plan for advocacy  Disability history and the fight for disability rights Download Flyer This is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products to these events.…

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May 2016

Disability Pride (St. Joe)

May 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Disability Pride: A Journey to Self-Acceptance What is Disability Pride? (Hint: It’s different for everyone.) People with disabilities get a lot of messages about how disability is a “bad” part of who they are, something they should fix, change or hide. Curious? Confused? Disagree? Well, come and check it out for yourself! Find out what PRIDE could mean for you. Lunch will be provided. This is a FREE event but we ask that you RSVP to Joanne  or call (269)…

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Community Conversation (St. Joseph)

May 24, 2016 @ 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Let Your Voice Be Heard In Lansing! May 24 Community Conversation Focuses on Public Trust In Government Want to speak out on the important issues of the day? Have strong feelings about trust in state government? You’ll have your chance Tuesday, May 24, at Disability Network Southwest Michigan’s St. Joseph office. The 3:30 p.m. program is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested. Disability Network is hosting this "community conversation" in cooperation with the Center for Michigan. Ths…

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June 2016

Book Club (St. Joe)

June 1, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Book Club The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. The Book Club is currently open to members only. If you are not a member, you are welcome to come try a book club meeting, if you’re interested in membership we can sign you up. A light lunch will be provided. THE BOOK: Out of My Mind (By: Sharon M. Draper) Melody is not like most people. She cannot…

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September 2016

Book Club (St. Joe)

September 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Lunchtime Book Club The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Joanne (269) 982-7761. September Book Selection: Icy Sparks By: Gwyn Hyman Rubio Icy Sparks is only 10 years old the first time it happens. The sudden itching, the pressure squeezing her skull, and the “little invisible rubber bands” attached to her eyelids are all symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome. Whenever…

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Lunch+Movie+Discussion (St. Joseph)

September 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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How do we measure the value of entertainment? What price do athletes pay for one of this country’s favorite spectator sports? Join Us on Tuesday, September 27 from noon to 2:30 for lunch and the movie "Concussion." Light lunch provided, please RSVP to Joanne (269) 982-7761 Concussion While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder…

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October 2016

Disability & Employment: St. Joseph

October 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Know Your Rights: Disability & Employment Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of FREE workshops throughout the region to help people with disabilities know their rights with regard to disclosing their disability to an employer. What the workshop will cover: Learn the only reason you have to tell an employer about your disability or medical condition. Find out the best way to ask for an accommodation at work. Learn your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn…

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December 2016

Bottom Dollars (St. Joseph)

December 2, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Movie & Discussion: Bottom Dollars A Rooted in Rights Original Documentary Join us as we watch this groundbreaking documentary & then have a discussion about what this means for workers with disabilities in our community. When the Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938, it included a revolutionary civil rights protection: a minimum wage. American workers could no longer be exploited for their hard work—with one huge exception. Section 14(c) of the Act included an exemption allowing some workers, people…

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Book Club (St. Joe)

December 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Book Club + Movie This month we will be discussing the book AND watching the MOVIE!* A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Joanne Johnson (269) 982-7761. THE BOOK: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (By: Johnathan Evison) For Ben Benjamin, all has been lost--his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. Hoping to find a new direction, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving, where he will learn to take care of people with…

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January 2017

Lunch & Learn: Rise Up! (St. Joseph)

January 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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LUNCH & LEARN Rise Up! Disability Resistance, History & Pride Many of us in the disability community are unaware of the depth of our culture and history and feel shame and stigma instead of pride around our disability identities. Family, friends and human service professionals also have a lack of knowledge of disability history and struggle to find ways to support our journey to disability pride. Let’s change that! Join us We are hosting a Lunch & Learn event on…

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February 2017

Movie + Lunch: Temple Grandin (St. Joseph)

February 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of MOVIE + LUNCH + DISCUSSION events. Join us for: Temple Grandin Join us as we watch & discuss the HBO movie Temple Grandin. Based on the true story of the real Dr. Grandin, many of the low expectations and barriers Temple Grandin and her family faced 60 years ago still exist today. While this story is her unique journey, it also speaks to the universal need for our culture to address…

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March 2017

Book Club (St. Joe)

March 1, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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An event every 3 months that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2017

Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Lunchtime Book Club The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Joanne Johnson (269) 982-7761. When registering, let us know if you require an accommodation. For the accessibility and well-being of our employees and visitors, Disability Network Southwest Michigan is a fragrance-free office. Please do not wear colognes and perfumes when visiting. Learn more about our Book Club

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Lunch + Movie: Regarding Henry (St. Joseph)

March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of MOVIE + LUNCH + DISCUSSION events. Join us for: Regarding Henry Join us as we watch and discuss Regarding Henry. Recovery from a brain injury is a unique journey for everyone, although there are some common experiences. After the film, learn about the resources and support group services in Southwest Michigan for people living with brain injury in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month Film Description: Henry Turner, a slick, ruthless…

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April 2017

Movie + Lunch: The King’s Speech (St. Joseph)

April 24, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of MOVIE + LUNCH + DISCUSSION events. Join us for: The King’s Speech Join us as we watch and discuss The King’s Speech, a 2010 biopic based on the true story of Prince Albert, the man who becomes King George VI of England. Are the stereotypes and fears of having a stutter different today than in 1939? Film Description: The year is 1939. Britain is entering into war with Germany. The introduction…

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June 2017

Lunch & Learn: Monica & David

June 15, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us in our St. Joseph office for lunch and a movie. We’ll be watching the award-winning film “Monica & David” and discussing what it means to be a person with a disability challenging society’s expectations for a “normal” life and how the people that love us can sometimes hold us back. A light lunch is provided — please be sure to RSVP. About the Film: MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the…

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July 2017

Lunch & Learn: Music Within

July 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us in our St. Joseph office for lunch and a movie. We’ll be watching the film “Music Within” and discussing what it takes to change perceptions of disability and to end discrimination, and what it means to be on a journey to disability pride and self acceptance. A light lunch is provided — please be sure to RSVP. About the Film: After his dreams of studying public speaking in college are crushed, Richard Pimentel (Ron Livingston) joins the Army…

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August 2017

Lunchtime Book Club (St. Joe)

August 23, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on May 2, 2018 at 12:30pm

One event on August 22, 2018 at 12:30pm

Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Terezie (269) 982-7761. When registering, let us know if you require an accommodation. For the accessibility and well-being of our employees and visitors, Disability Network Southwest Michigan is a fragrance-free office. Please do not wear colognes and perfumes when visiting. Learn more about our Book Club

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September 2017

Speak Up: Basic Skills of Self Advocacy

September 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for this FUN and FREE workshop for people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy. Through fun and interactive activities you will learn: What advocacy is What your rights are and the laws that protect your rights How to make an action plan for advocacy Disability history and the fight for disability rights RSVP to Terezie: harazinovat@dnswm.org (269) 982-7761 Please let us know when registering if you need an accommodation. This is a fragrance-free environment. No perfumes, colognes or…

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Roadtrip Nation: Being You / St. Joseph

September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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From big name CEOs to the accomplished people you interact with on a daily basis, many individuals live with learning disabilities and ADHD—and they’re harnessing their differences for success. Roadtrip Nation sent three young people out on a journey to hear their struggles, ask their advice, and discover how they turned a so-called limitation into an asset. Follow three young people with learning disabilities and ADHD as they travel the country to seek advice from TV host Howie Mandel, ice…

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October 2017

Front of the Class / St. Joseph

October 20, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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After being diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome from a very young age, Brad Cohen defies all odds to become a gifted teacher. Growing up, he must face friends and classmates who don’t realize that he sometimes cannot control his outbursts. The movie will be shown with open captions and a hearing loop is available in both locations. This is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products to these events. Click here to RSVP to Terezie…

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Employment Disclosure – St. Joseph

October 24, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Know Your Rights: Disability & Employment Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of FREE workshops throughout the region to help people with disabilities know their rights with regard to disclosing their disability to an employer. What the workshop will cover: Learn the only reason you have to tell an employer about your disability or medical condition. Find out the best way to ask for an accommodation at work. Learn your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn…

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November 2017

Lunchtime Book Club (St. Joe)

November 1, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Terezie (269) 982-7761. THE BOOK: A Piece of the World (By: Christina Baker Kline) To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly disabled by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life.…

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Including Samuel / St. Joseph

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.  What role can you play in including people in the community? The movie will be shown with open captions and a hearing loop is available in both locations. This is a fragrance-free environment. Please…

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January 2018

Lunch & Learn: Rise Up! (St. Joe)

January 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Many of us in the disability community are unaware of the depth of our culture and history and feel shame and stigma instead of pride around our disability identities. Family, friends and human service professionals also have a lack of knowledge of disability history and struggle to find ways to support our journey to disability pride. Let’s change that! Join us for a free lunch with discussion and activities that promote knowledge of disability history and support the journey to…

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February 2018

Lunch & Learn: Monica & David (St. Joe)

February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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The first in our Winter MOVIE + LUNCH + DISCUSSION Series, MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David are in love and want what other adults have—an independent life. While Monica and David are capable beyond expectations, their parents, aware of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities, have trouble letting go. Full of humor, romance and everyday family drama, the film uses…

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March 2018

Lunch & Learn: Who Cares About Kelsey? (St.Joseph)

March 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for our March Lunch & Learn as part of our Winter/Spring Movie Series. We'll be watching Who Cares About Kelsey, a film that documents the lives of students with emotional/behavioral challenges and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed – while improving the overall school culture and climate. Please RSVP to Miranda (269) 345-1516 x120 and let us know if you need an accommodation to participate or have any dietary requirements. This is a fragrance-free…

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April 2018

Lunch & Learn: Dina (St. Joe)

April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for this session of our MOVIE + LUNCH + DISCUSSION Series. This time we are watching the documentary, Dina. Please RSVP to Miranda (269) 345-1516 x120 and let us know if you need an accommodation to participate or have any dietary requirements. Dina, who is autistic, is getting married in a few weeks and there’s still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, who is also on the spectrum, from his parents’ house to…

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Do’s & Don’ts of Assistance Animals (St. Joe)

April 30, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Attend this workshop to learn the difference between Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. There is a lot of confusion about what qualifies as a Service Animal and how they differ from Emotional Support Animals. There are specific laws regarding what type of assistance animals are allowed in different places and whether an establishment can deny access to an assistance animal. This workshop is free, however we ask that you pre-register by contacting Miranda (269) 345-1516 x120 This is a…

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May 2018

Lunchtime Book Club (St. Joe)

May 2, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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The Disability Network Book Club meets quarterly in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Cindy (269) 982-7761. When registering, let us know if you require an accommodation. THE BOOK: Lottery (By: Patricia Wood) Money isn’t the same as treasure, and IQ isn’t the same as smarts! Perry L. Crandall knows what it’s like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he’s an easy mark. Before his grandmother died,…

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Lunch & Learn: Make A Difference (St. Joe)

May 22, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Are you ready to “be the change you want to see in the world” but are not sure where to start? Join us for this FREE WORKSHOP as we talk about finding ways to put your passion into action! Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00 – 1:30 PM Disability Network Southwest Michigan 2900 Lakeview Avenue, St. Joseph A light lunch will be served, please register in advance with Miranda at grunwellm@dnswm.org or (269) 345-1415 x 120. This workshop is geared toward…

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August 2018

Lunchtime Book Club (St. Joe)

August 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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This month we will be discussing the book AND watching the MOVIE!* THE BOOK: The Fault in Our Stars (By: John Green)Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal. But when a gorgeous plot-twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and…

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Disability Pride 2018 – St. Joeseph

August 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Society sends messages to people with disabilities that disability is “bad” — something we should fix, change or hide. We don’t agree! At our Disability Pride workshops we will explore and celebrate our disabilities as an important part of who we are. Join Us for Pride Events throughout the Region. These free workshops are for people with disabilities and presented by people with disabilities. These workshops are free; however, we ask that you pre-register with Miranda at 269-345-1516 x120. Let…

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September 2018

Ableism 101 – St. Joseph

September 26, 2018 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Ableism 101: Everything you know about disability is (probably) wrong! Join us as we discuss and dismantle harmful cultural ideas around disability. At this workshop you will have the opportunity to: Explore how the language we use around disability is a key component to supporting equality or perpetuating stigma Identify and challenge your own unconscious bias around disability Learn how to support the disability rights and disability justice community in Southwest Michigan Register: Workshops are free; however, we ask that…

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October 2018

Disability & Employment (St. Joseph)

October 17, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Disability & Employment: How, When & Why to Talk About It At this this FREE workshop you will learn: The only reason you have to tell an employer about your disability or medical condition. The best way to ask for an accommodation at work. Your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability and employment resources that can help you. To register email Miranda or call (269) 345-1516 x120. When registering let us know location you will be attending and…

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November 2018

Do’s & Don’ts: Assistance Animals

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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There is a lot of confusion about what qualifies as a Service Animal and how they differ from Emotional Support Animals. There are specific laws regarding what type of assistance animals are allowed in different places and whether an establishment can deny access to an assistance animal. Attend this workshop to learn the difference between Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. This workshop is free; however we ask that you pre-register by contacting Miranda 269-345-1516 x120.

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February 2019

Lunch & Learn: Intelligent Lives (St. Joseph

February 27 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for lunch, watch the movie and discuss the issues afterward. From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes the film Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of “intellectual disability” from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. St. Joseph Wednesday, February 27,…

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March 2019

Lunch & Learn: Keep the Change (St. Joseph)

March 27 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for lunch, watch a movie and discuss the issues afterward. Keep the Change is a romantic comedy that follows the budding relationship of two people with autism. Their relationship must weather her romantic past, his judgmental mother and their own preconceptions of what love is supposed to look like. Keep the Change casts actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. St. Joseph Wednesday,…

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April 2019

Berrien County Transportation Forum

April 12 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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BERRIEN COUNTY Community Forum on Transportation April 12, 2019 | 1:00 — 3:00 pm 2900 Lakeview Avenue, St. Joseph, Michigan Join the conversation! Are you concerned about public transportation in Berrien County? Come be part of the conversation with representatives from the public transportation agencies serving Berrien County. This is an opportunity to share your concerns, raise issues, and ask questions about how you are directly affected by the transportation systems in your area. Follow this link for more information…

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Lunch & Learn: Infinitely Polar Bear (St. Joseph)

April 24 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for lunch, watch a movie and discuss the issues afterward. Infinitely Polar Bear is based on the true story of a father who is recovering from a manic breakdown and soon finds himself in over his head when he takes on the role of primary caregiver for his daughters while his wife returns to graduate school. St. Joseph Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:30–1:30 Disability Network Southwest Michigan: 2900 Lakeview Avenue Lunch will be provided; please RSVP and let…

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May 2019

Know Your Rights (St. Joseph)

May 2 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us for this new workshop! It’s important to know your rights. In this workshop we will be discussing the laws which protect people with disabilities in the areas of: • Employment • Housing • Education ( K-12 & post-secondary) • Public Places / Access • Voting • Transportation St. Joseph Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9:00–10:30 am Disability Network Southwest Michigan 2900 Lakeview Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Please pre-register with Miranda and let…

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August 2019

Accommodations for All – St. Joe

August 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Join us in either our Kalamazoo or St. Joseph office for this live interactive web training from the Job Accommodation Network. Hidden disabilities are common and may require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of a person’s job. This training will address accommodations for hidden disabilities from the perspective of both the employee and the employer. Follow this link for more information about this event. This event is free and open to the public. Follow this link to register…

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Do’s & Don’ts: Assistance Animals (St. Joe)

August 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Attend this workshop to learn the difference between Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. There is a lot of confusion about what qualifies as a service animal and how they differ from emotional support animals. There are specific laws regarding what type of assistance animals are allowed in different places and whether an establishment can deny access to an assistance animal. Follow this link for more information about this event. This event is free and open to the public. Follow…

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September 2019

Ableism 101 (St. Joe)

September 11 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Ableism 101: Everything you know about disability is (probably) wrong! In its simplest form, ableism is the belief system that tells us it is better to be non-disabled than it is to be disabled. Ableism also examines disability discrimination on a systemic level by looking at the ways our society designs physically and socially segregated systems. Join us as we discuss and examine harmful cultural ideas around disability. Follow this link for more information about our Ableism workshop series. This…

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Ableism 102 (St. Joe)

September 25 @ 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Disability Network – St. Joseph Office, 2900 Lakeview Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Ableism 102: Next Steps in Dismantling Ableism An all new workshop that will take your ableism knowledge and awareness to the next level. NOTE: Ableism 102 is only available to people who have attended Ableism 101. Follow this link to learn more about our Ableism workshop series. This workshop is free and open to the public. Follow this link to register online or contact Miranda at (269) 345-1516 x 120. Let us know if you need an accommodation to participate.…

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