At Disability Network Southwest Michigan, we are helping people with disabilities achieve increased independence and creating more inclusive communities. Below are some of the stories of people we have worked with to help them reach their independent living goals.

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Thankful Beyond Words

Hope, who has had both legs amputated, applied to our Ramp Up program after returning home from a long hospital stay. A family member created a make-shift ramp at her back entrance, but it was very steep; she couldn’t use it without assistance and even then it was dangerous. We...
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The Journey to Success . . .

The journey to success is paved with Independent Living skills for Nathan, an autistic 20-year-old. Nathan experiences social anxiety and finds staying focused difficult. Nathan was referred to Disability Network to work on soft skills, financial literacy, and self-advocacy. Staff and Nathan initially worked on applying for Medicaid for his...
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Removing Barriers Opens New Doors

Hailey, who is 22 and has spina bifida, has been connected to Disability Network staff on and off for the past 3 years. Throughout this time, her ultimate goal has remained the same: she wanted to find employment. Initially she was referred to Disability Network staff for soft skills training...
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