On April 26 Disability Network/Michigan hosted their annual Legislative Advocacy Day at the Capitol. The event was well attended by the network of Centers for Independent Living with staff, board members and volunteers all in attendance to promote our systems advocacy priorities.
The keynote speaker for this event was Representative Frank Liberati (13th District). He spoke about the important of having good educational and employment opportunities, along with the specific work the Disability Awareness Caucus is focusing on regarding restraint and seclusion policies in education.
Nearly 200 attendees discussed issues that included increased affordable and accessible housing options, enhanced education for youth with disabilities, improved competitive, integrated employment outcomes and transportation.
“Michigan is fortunate to have a legislature that is committed the best quality of life for all of Michigan’s residents, including citizens with disabilities. This is evident by the number of legislators that attend and engage in conversations that are designed to help them better understand the barriers people face as they pursue greater independence and self-sufficiency,” states Sara Grivetti, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Network/Michigan.
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