December 2019

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We hope you'll join us for our annual community advisory dinner. Great food, games and friends along with an opportunity to discuss important issues.

Wednesday - December 11th
Westminster Presbyterian Church
103 E. Midland Street
Bay City
5:30   to   7:30 pm    
Pre-registration required.
There will be games and drawings for prizes before dinner! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Please click here to RSVP by Friday, December 6th to Terri Robbins or call (989) 835-4041 ext 226. If you need an accommodation, please let us know when you RSVP.

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Sensory-Friendly Performance of the Midland Symphony Orchestra

It's Holiday At Pops!  A Sensory-Friendly Performance.

Saturday, December 14 th
2 :00 pm
Midland Center For the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews

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Chris Mann, the classically trained star of The Phantom of the Opera-and contestant on Season 2 of NBC's The V oice-joins the Midland Symphony Orchestra and Choirs of the Center to celebr ate the season!

The entire family will celebrate the most wonderful time o
f the year through beloved carols and music from timeless films, including "The Polar Express" and "Home Alone." Recommended for all ages.

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Come celebrate the season with all your friends at the annual People First Holiday Dance!

Thursday, December 19 th
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Great Hall, Valley Plaza
5121 Bay City Road - Midland

Hosted by People First of Midland.

Ticket price: $6.
Must be 18 years or older.
To register, please call  989-631-4439 .

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Disability Network of Mid-Michigan is happy to announce our Midland office is an official drop-off location for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve's  Toys for Tots  Program. 

From now until December 13th, you can stop by our office at 1705 S. Saginaw Road in Midland to donate a new, unwrapped toy. You can help bring the joy of the holiday season to a family in need!
The mission of the Toys For Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

We fully support the US Marine Corps Reserve's goal of delivering, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Since 1947, Toys For Tots has distributed more than 548 million toys to over 251 million children! 
DNMM office hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and on Fridays from 8:00am to 3:00pm. We are closed on Saturday & Sunday. For more information, please call 989-835-4041.

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Break out
your black silk fedora or your best flapper dress and get ready to Foxtrot the night away!

Find Lady Luck at the casino tables, dance to the rhythm of D etroit's Louis Johnson Jazz Ensemble, bid on exciting auction items, enjoy delicious food, and hit the speakeasy for champagne and gigglewaters !

Join us for the party of the year: FEATHERS AND FEDORAS!

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Feathers & Fedoras Highlights

Saturday, February 15, 2020
The Great Hall in Midland
5:30 - 11:00pm

Tickets are just $50 per person.  All Patrons Receive One drink ticket for beer or wine. Heavy Hors d'oeuvre stations are also featured throughout the venue.
Space is limited. Click here to reserve your seat today!
If your business would like to sponsor the event or if you need additional information, please contact Matthew Ivan at 989-835-4041 extension 227.

Casino tables are for entertainment purposes only and are free and open to the public.

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Santa's House: 
A Sensory-Friendly Visit

The Midland Santa House presents a sensory-friendly experience!

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
RSVP required (limited space available)
Contact Midland Area Community Foundation to register by calling 989-839-9661.

To accommodate for Santa House capacity, please limit event attendees to immediate family members. Santa will be available for pictures. Remember to bring your camera!

MiABLE Can Help You Save!

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The Michigan Able Act was signed into law in October 2015, following passage in December 2014 of the federal Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which authorized states to establish tax-advantaged savings programs for individuals with disabilities.

The goal is to encourage and assist individuals and families in saving funds that help individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence and quality of life without jeopardizing benefits provided through private insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, the beneficiary's employment and other sources.

The goal of MiABLE's "I Will Never Lose" campaign is to reach out to i ndividuals with disabilities, and their families, who haven't yet taken advantage of the program created to help them save for current and future expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits.

Approximately 300,000 Michigan residents with disabilities are eligible for MiABLE, including 28,000 in the Great Lakes Bay Region and Thumb. Yet largely because of a lack of awareness, less than 1% of those who qualify are currently enrolled.

For more information, please call 1-844-656-7225.

Whether you're seeking full-time employment or just a few hours of part-time work: 

YOU can make a difference in someone's life! YOU can help a person with a disability live independently!

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As part of our Bay County Independent Living Assistance program, you  provide personalized support to individuals who need assistance accessing support in their communities.  You work directly with the consumer to help them meet their goals and create the lifestyle they choose.


WAGES: $10 - $10.50 PER HOUR 

Must have a valid Michigan Driver License, with a good driving record, and dependable and insured transportation. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Training will be provided.

If you want to make a difference, please call 989-895-2363.

To learn about additional employment opportunities at DNMM, please click here to visit the Employment section of our website.

At Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, inclusion is a universal human right for all people, regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other discernible quality. To be inclusive is to promote a sense of belonging, respect, and value for who you are as a person. It is about equal access and opportunities for everyone. Inclusion is an integral part of our Independent Living philosophy and of our agency's vision of "Accessible and Inclusive communities that provide opportunities for individual choice."

In the twelve counties we serve in Mid-Michigan, Disability Network offices have been, and continue to be, places of solace, understanding, and information for all.  We are committed to promoting and protecting diversity and inclusion, within our offices, among our community partners, and throughout the 15 Centers for Independent Living in Michigan.

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DNMM advocates for the removal of barriers to independence and full inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the Mid-Michigan area. DNMM pledges to ensure accessibility. Each year, DNMM conducts a review of its own architectural, environmental, attitudinal, employment, communication, transportation, and other barriers that may exist which prohibit full access to our services.  
If you have any issues of concern regarding the accessibility of DNMM services and facilities, we encourage you to share that information with us.  
Please send your concerns or suggestions to:
        Executive Director
        Disability Network of Mid-Michigan
        1705 S. Saginaw Road
        Midland, MI 48640
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