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"Having a disability, I can empathize with individuals with all kinds of limitations. Those of us with disabilities are contributing members of their community."
- Kerry Laitenen

For the Individual

We offer people with disabilities and their family members assistance in:

  • Employment: Entering the workforce or returning to work after an injury
  • Housing: Finding affordable, accessible housing
  • Transportation: Identifying transit solutions to get to work, medical appointments, grocery shopping, or social activities
  • Education/Transition: Developing skills for youth to transition from high school to employment or higher education
  • Accessibility: Solving accessibility challenges in the home or workplace
  • Community Support: Securing services and supports to live as independently as possible in the community
  • Nursing Home Transition: Providing information and support to help people move from nursing homes to the housing of their choice
  • Recreation: Assisting individuals with social and recreational activities in the community through the SPAR (Single Point for Activities and Recreation) program.
  • Assistive Technology (AT): Matching individuals with technology to increase or maintain independence and assisting with acquiring funding for technology.

Advocacy/Peer Group Experience

If you are interested in building advocacy skills through peer support with other individuals in your community, consider joining one of the following groups:

RICC

(Regional Interagency Consumer Committee) funded through the MI Developmental Disabilities Council. Currently, there are several RICC's across the U.P. in the following counties: Ontonagon, Baraga, Houghton, Chippewa, Marquette/Alger and Delta. For days, times and location of your local RICC, please contact SAIL at 906-228-5744.

Kiwanis Aktion Club

A community-service club for adults living with disabilities. Aktion Club allows members to develop initiative and leadership skills in serving their communities while enabling their integration into society.

Delta County Aktion Club

Location: Escanaba

Contact: Aktion.Club@escanabakiwanis.org

Superiorland Aktion Club

Date: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

Location: Marquette

Contact: Call Troy Connors at SAIL (906-228-5744)

Next Chapter Book Club

The Next Chapter Book Club is a community - based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Book clubs include five to eight people with a wide range of skills and abilities. Club members gather with two volunteer facilitators in local bookstores and cafes to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour each week.

For more information about the local book club in the U.P., please contact Peter White Public Library in Marquette.



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1200 Wright Street, Suite 3  |  Marquette, Michigan
Phone/TTY: 906-228-5744  |  Toll free: 800-379-7245  |  Fax: 906-228-5573
this page was last updated on December 8th, 2015 at 2:03PM