Lisa Franklin, CEO/Founder est. 2008
Governor Gretchen Whitmer to
Barrier Free Design Board 2020
Jaime Junior, COO
Board Member of Developmental Disability Council 2019, PuLsE Institute Fellow
UofM Focus Group IDEAL Chair
WOW Leadership Board Members Marguerite Maddox Tameka Citchen-Spruce Beatrice Segur LaTina Denson, PhD Sharon Gooding Paul Johnson, III Michelle Meade, PhD *************************************** COVID-19 Pandemic 2020
Governor Whitmer has declared Michigan a Shelter in Place state. STAY HOME....STAY SAFE. This is real!!! The only reason to leave home is for Food including Take Out (and that's still questionable), Gasoline or Pharmacy errands. Other businesses may be open, but they are in violation. DO NOT PANIC, Please take proper precautions to be safe. STAY HOME. IF YOU MUST GO OUT NOTE: 1. THE VIRUS CAN LIVE ON HARD SURFACES, YOUR CLOTHES AND YOUR HAIR. 2. COVER YOUR HEAD, WEAR RUBBER GLOVES AND COVER YOUR MOUTH. 3. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. THE VIRUS ENTERS THROUGH YOUR MOUTH. AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT LEAST 6-10 FEET APART FROM THE NEXT PERSON WHEREVER YOU GO. 4. WHEN YOU RETURN HOME, REMOVE YOUR SHOES, SPRAY DOWN WITH DISINFECTANT AND TAKE A BATH OR SHOWER RIGHT AWAY. DO NOT EVEN SIT ON FURNITURE. WASH YOUR CLOTHES!! 5. THE VIRUS CAN LIVE ON METTALIC SURFACES FOR 9 DAYS. 6. WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WARM WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS. (SAY A.B.C's) 7. HAND SANITIZERS REMOVES THE GERM, BUT SOAP AND WATER REMOVE THE GERM AND GRIM WHICH THE GERM CAN ATTACH. 8. DO NOT USE HAND SANITIZERS NEAR THE STOVE OR AN OPEN FLAME. DUE TO THE ALCOHOL CONTENT....IT WILL IGNITE. (REPORTS OF PEOPLE BURNING THEIR HANDS...BE CAREFUL) 9. STAY HOME....STAY SAFE. BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS. OJ, VITAMINS, ETC. 10. THIS PANDEMIC WILL GET WORST BEFORE BETTER IF WE DISREGARD THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER TO STAY HOME. IF YOU EXPERIENCE THE SYMPTOMS PLEASE CALL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOTLINE: (313) 876-4000 SYMPTOMS ARE: FEVER, DRY COUGH, DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING STAY HOME AND CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR HOSPITAL HOTLINES... Ascension - 833-978-0649 Beaumont Health - 800-592-478 Henry Ford Health System - 313-874-7500 THEY WILL INSTRUCT YOU. THE VIRUS ENTERS THROUGH YOU MOUTH AND CAUSES MUCUS BUILD UP. THE MUCUS CLOGS YOUR AIRWAYS AND LUNGS MAKING IT HARD TO BREATH. DRINKING HOT FLUIDS, TEAS, SOUPS, LEMON WATER CAN HELP. STAY AWAY FROM ICE AND COLD BEVERAGES. THE MOST AFFECTED ARE people WHO HAVE WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, the ELDERLY AND with ILLNESSES. PANDEMIC DOES NOT MEAN PANIC. It means that THIS IS WORLDWIDE. PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND BE SAFE.
******************************** Disabled Voters Advisory Council (DVAC)
Please share with us through this survey (link )how your primary election day experience was on March 7th, 2020. DVAC worked with the Department of Elections for one (1) entire year to ensure that People with Disabilities were respected at the Polls. We provided Disability Trainers to train the poll workers on etiquette, they shared experiences, disability awareness and the correct way to hook up and use the VAT (Voters Assistive Technology) Accessible Machine. Much to our dismay, we (DVAC) conducted site visits to various polling sites on election day, to find that all of our efforts were in vain. Again, please share your experience good, bad or indifferent at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ba47dttlLNRHj4EJdkoR8bGYkrDafsKYOCMLhB4_qKw/edit
****************************** Office of Disabilities Affairs (ODA) Detroit
The last census count placed the population in the city of Detroit as approximately 680,000 people; 126,000 + (roughly, 1-in-5) have disabilities. This population is marginally disadvantaged and are in need of the city of step up to cover us. People with disabilities are educated, homeowners, TAX PAYERS, human beings! We are your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and visitors to this city; when we are affected, everyone is affected. Our family, friends, caregivers....the community suffers.
Fed up with the mediocre services, lack of access, lack of employment support, lack of accessible housing, and disrespect; the community of people with disabilities joined forces as a Collective/Focus Group for People with Disabilities to campaign for a fully funded, staffed Office of Disability Affairs. We strongly agreed on a proposal of adequate positions of "lived experience personnel" of Specialist, ASL, Braille, Employment, Housing, Transportation, Public Access, Intergovernmental Coordination, ADA Coordinator and EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ***WHICH WE NEED TODAY!!! This city has the responsibility to protect every single citizen in the city. The Focus Group for People with Disabilities have met and presented to the Charter Commissioners, the Detroit City Council and Mayor Duggan.
The Charter Commissioners were very supportive and receptive. The Detroit City Council under President Brenda Jones and Pro Tem Mary Sheffield presented a Resolution encouraging the Mayor to fully fund and staff the ODA. The resolution passed unanimously. THANK YOU. We respectfully met with and submitted to the Mayor, the need, the mission, the purpose and the structure of this office. After two (2) round table meetings with the Mayor, a number of disability justice and advocacy organizations ie: National Federation of the Blind (Detroit), Blast Detroit, Detroit Disability Power and Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit and the Human Rights Commissioner for PwD; we were blindsided, but not at all surprised that the Mayor budgeted the Office of Disability Affairs with a $120,000 allocation for 2 positions!? He also changed the name, to Office of Disability Service??? We also urged for an independent department and the Mayor opted to place this office under CRIO; Civil Rights Inclusion and Opportunity, which is a complaint and investigation department that has operated under Mayor Duggan since he was elected.
We need this City to Support an Office of Disability Affairs. When you see it on the Ballot in 2022 under the Charter Revision vote, VOTE YES. Also you can help us by contacting the Mayor, City Council, Charter Commissioners and CRIO and voice your concern for all of us. As the number of Detroiters grow to senior age, at some point, if God is willing, you will be in need of these very same programs, services and the respect.
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