Welcome to Michigan Disability Rights Coalition's Communities of Power Website!
Communities of Power is a source of information about issues of importance in Michigan's Disability Community! It is also an invitation to you to participate in making our communities accessible, integrated, and supportive - to make full citizenship for seniors and people with disabilities an expectation, not a goal.
Communities of Power is maintained by the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC). We invite you to join us!
Thanks to Bowl a Rama Headpin Sponsor!
We had a great time at this year's Bowl a Rama! Thanks so much to our Headpin sponsor!
The Affordable Care Act and the Health Michigan Plan (expanded Medicaid) have not been repealed! MDRC can still help you find affordable health care. Contact our Navigator, Kathleen at 517-333- 2477 x 313.
Nancy Miller Joins MDRC Staff Team
Nancy Miller came to MDRC in January 2016 as an intern; and was hired onto the staff full time in 2017. Nancy quickly found her personal interest in disability rights and her passion in advocating with individuals who have disabilities. Nancy has a BSW from Central Michigan University and an MSW from Michigan State University. Nancy has experience in various capacities as a social worker. Nancy has experience in working as a long-term care ombudsman, and as a social worker in substance abuse, child welfare, and foster care. Nancy has participated in inclusion and accessibility training during her internship experience. Nancy has experience facilitating Media Literacy exercises at Her Power Her Pride! Nancy also has experience in facilitating Advisory Committee training at the State level. Nancy’s work at MDRC has largely focused on areas of research for grants and curriculum development, especially on issues of injustice as they relate to disability; presenting and advocating for access and inclusion to healthcare; and disability pride. Nancy has conducted statewide outreach efforts creating avenues of access and inclusion to health care for people with disabilities, including people with I/DD, particularly people living in institutional settings like nursing homes and group homes.