The Detroit City Council has urged the Mayor, through a Resolution, to create the Office of Disability Affairs. Thank you to President Brenda Jones and the Detroit City Council for unanimously voting to support a fully funded, staffed office that will combat the daily issues that individuals with disabilities face.
The goal is to have the Office of Disability Affairs spelled out in the revised Charter. A Focus Group for People with Disabilities was form encompassing the National Federation of the Blind, Collective 4 Disability Justice, Blast Detroit, Detroit Disability Power, Warriors on Wheels and several supportive individuals totaling about 25 persons to get the job done.
STAY TUNED FOR NEXT STEPS
Breaking News: WOW and various groups/organizations/individuals with Disabilities announce a united front. We are planning for an "Office of Disability Affairs" is placed in the City Charter. We want this office with a Budget, run by People with Disabilities and a permanent department to assist the city in making Detroit the world class city we are striving for that's All Inclusive
Watch for additional updates on the initiative!!!! and ways you can Support it.
****************** WOW has a newly appointed Chief Operating Officer. Jaime Junior has joined the WOW team. We are very happy to have Jaime aboard. She is very smart, knowledgable of the rights of and services for PWD.
COALITION FOR DISABILITY VOTER'S RIGHTS is in effect. We are working with the Detroit City Clerk' office to ensure that people with disabilities have a more pleasant voting experience. Visiting Polling Sites, assisting in poll worker Training and people with disabilities will be spot persons on election day. Disabled Voters Advisory Council (DVAC) We (WOW, DDP, VIS, & DABVI) have been meeting with the City Clerk's Election management team for 7 months, assisting them with disability trainers for the poll workers, and making sure that all 204 polling places are accessible. Stay tuned for updates.
We work hard for you seen and unseen:
SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) Newsletter Articles - University of Michigan Complete Streets Coalition Curb Cuts Concrete Defects @ Hart Plaza Transportation - Para-Transit & Fixed Routes (DDOT & RTA) QLINE Regularly attend - Public, Health & Safety /Detroit City Council Meetings & Local Advisory Committee (LAC) - DDOT Emergency Preparedness CAYMC Security - Disability Awareness Session Barrier Free Challenge - Participants Detroit City Council Members
Follow us on Facebook/Warriors on Wheels Network YouTube - Warriors on Wheels All Means All.... Creativity with the Matrix Theatre featuring: Award winning Art Educator - Karen DiChiera, Detroit Opera House Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board Member - Detroit Seat Human Rights Commission Women's March Convention 2017 - Local Host Committee/Speaker/Booth
Warriors on Wheels is a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Public Charity
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