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~LOAN CLOSET UPDATE~

At this time we are ONLY accepting the following donations:

*Manual Wheelchairs  *Power Wheelchairs  *Transport Wheelchairs 

*Power Scooters  *CPAP (less than 3 years old)

*Liners  *Blue Pads  *Pull-Up Briefs  *Nutritional Drink(s)

Sorry for any inconveniences  -THANK YOU for understanding


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While we plan on having the Loan Closet open every day, because of COVID there may be times we feel it is unsafe to do so out of concern for the people we serve and the people we employ.  We ask you please call AHEAD (517)782-6054 to check if it is open and to request equipment so we can make the process easier for all involved.

 Fix-dis services are under the same conditions as the Loan Closet.  Equipment must be dropped off the Tuesday before to allow proper sterilization time for people working on equipment.

flyer saying our durable medical equipment will be available on Monday through Friday to rent or buy with contactless curbside service.  Call 517-782-6054 to request equipment


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Find a COVID 19 Vaccine near you - Vaccines.gov

Need help finding a vaccine? Call

1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489)

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Want some help setting up a COVID vaccination?  We will provide people 5+ wanting their first, second, or booster dosage with local locations, help schedule a vaccine, or arrange an in-home vaccine dosage for people with disabilities. 

Call 517-998-3084

As disAbility Connections reflects on the current social climate, we remember that the Independent Living Movement owes much to the civil rights movement.  Persons with disabilities took inspiration from the brave individuals of the civil rights movement who fought for their rights in society and recognized in themselves the strength to work for equal treatment.    disAbility Connections affirms it will continue to serve the community as an organization striving to advance the independence, productivity and full inclusion of all who live with disabilities.  disAbility Connections will never treat someone poorly because of who they are and will continue to work for justice for all.

The partnership with U of M and disAbility Connections has provided a great video of the importance of accessibility and the impact it has on people.  Please watch the video and click on the link below to read the article that goes with it.

https://impact.govrel.umich.edu/access-for-all/

How different would the story have been if Victor Frankenstein and the villagers had reacted to the “creature” not with fear and violence, but with “yes and” and “got your back”?

Watch Jim Ansaldo from the Indiana Institute On Disability at Indiana University, lead this participatory, thoughtful, and fun session. They used improv-- the art of making things up on the spot -- to explore these ideas and co-create new stories of disability that represent our highest aspirations.

Get ready to follow along in this active and fun presentation, focused around how we can change the discourse about disability.

silhouette of Frankenstein's big squared head and hole in his neck where the bolt goes


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YOUR OPINION COUNTS

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) needs to hear directly from people who have disabilities, their family members, friends, caregivers and other stakeholders. Your participation in the process is vital and we appreciate your time and consideration in completing this survey.  

The information collected will help to assess how those programs and services are meeting the needs of people who have disabilities living in Michigan.  The following link will take you to the survey.

Michigan SILC Needs Assessment



disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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