Picture above: photograph of homemade cookies brought in for our Occupational Therapy department this month. The month of April was occupational therapy appreciation month! It’s been a busy month for our OT department, but our program manager, Judy Morris, has found some time to talk about what exactly OT does. The primary services of Occupational … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | OT Appreciation Month
“You have MS.” The diagnosis I received and the reality I had to face when I was just 24 years old. And then it hit me, “Shit! I have MS”. I do have MS and there’s a really good chance that you are connected with someone that is affected by the disease as well. A … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | MS Awareness Month
The United Nations state that “we advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” That is why today, February 20th, is recognized by The UN as World Day of Social Justice. The theme for this year is “If You Want Peace & Development, … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | World Day of Social Justice
Here in Michigan, we all know that wintertime is tough. We may prepare in the usual ways–dressing warm, turning up the heat, or wearing non-skid shoes–but there may be more we could do. We’ve collected a list of tips that you may not have known to help you stay safe this winter. Don’t track water … Continue reading Top Winter Safety Tips
Media today often recognizes the “everyday heroes” in our communities. These heroes usually include firefighters, police officers, healthcare professionals, and the like who spend their lives making others’ lives better. One group of selfless individuals that often goes unrecognized is family caregivers. Nearly 44 million Americans every year assist their loved ones by providing basic … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | National Family Caregivers Month
The month of October has flown by at Disability Advocates! With the changing of the leaves, so too, comes the changing of our fiscal year, which begins on October 1st. This gives us all new opportunities to continue working alongside folks with disabilities as they lead self-directed lives, and to advocate for access to home, … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The students of Godwin Heights Employability Work Group on their certificate day.