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disabilities

Contentious GRPS school board meeting over special education, calls to remove superintendent

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NEWS

A Grand Rapids Public Schools board meeting held on April 16, 2018 was a contentious meeting, preceded by a protest outside the administration buildings by special education advocates and ending in shouting and a call to the Grand Rapids Police...

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Focus on Issues - Accessibility & Inclusion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

GRTV's Focus on Issues program recently was joined by, Adelyn VanTol, Community Organizer from Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy from Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM...

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Join Us for Alternatives in Motion's 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion would love to count you in for our 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards benefiting persons with disabilities in west Michigan. The evening includes dinner, an auction, awards presentation, and keynote speaker. This year our...

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The Arc of Kent County launches The Assurance Plan for individuals with disabilities

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Individuals with disabilities and their families face challenges every day. But what if the individual’s caregiver is no longer around, or available to help ensure that the crucial supports and services are still in place? That’s the...

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Artists Creating Together to offer The Five Senses of Art Education Day During ArtPrize Seven

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, October 5, Artists Creating Together will host The Five Senses of Art, an ArtPrize Education Day, at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market in partnership with ArtPrize and Herman Miller Cares. ACT is an ArtPrize Education Partner with the...

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Artists Creating Together partners with Creston Neighborhood Association in Art of Gardening class

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Over the course of 14 weeks, individuals ages 16 and older with disabilities have created and grown together through the Art of Gardening course offered by Artists Creating Together in partnership with the Creston Neighborhood Association. Art of...

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DisArt packs house with runway fashion show celebrating accessible clothing

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The DisArt Festival aims to bring people together through different modes of art to further the discussion about disability and community. One such way the Festival is doing so is through fashion.  On Friday, the DisArt Festival hosted two...

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Disability: Dialogue on a unique way of living

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Disability is not an inherent struggle, but rather, Disability is an art; it’s a unique way of living,” says Dr. Chris Smit, paraphrasing a quote from Neil Marcus. “This definition goes against every definition of Disability...

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Story Matters: Grant Barker finds community at Disability Advocates event

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: John Rossano gives back by volunteering at Disability Advocates

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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