Spotlight: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Jon Cauchi, Youth Transition Specialist The Youth Transition Department runs their GPS (Gaining Pre-employment Skills) program with local schools that are partnered with Michigan Rehabilitation Services. These programs allow youth with disabilities to be better prepared for entering the workforce. Students participating in this program get to practice filling out applications, create a resume, and … Continue reading Spotlight: National Disability Employment Awareness Month


On a hot and humid evening on July 10th, Disability Advocates of Kent County held their annual ADA Celebration at Kent District Library’s Kentwood Branch. We had over 20 community partners who included Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, United Community Health Care, the Rapid, Hope Network, YWCA, … Continue reading MONTHLY HIGHLIGHT | ADA CELEBRATION

Monthly Highlight | Mission Moment

“We received a referral from Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) for an individual that was homeless. The consumer had been in the system for several years with a history of behaviors that caused many programs to close their doors.  With our Disability Advocates mission statement in mind, I came alongside this individual, and drawing on my … Continue reading Monthly Highlight | Mission Moment

Monthly Highlight | OT Appreciation Month

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

Monthly Highlight | World Day of Social Justice

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