disabilities

Story Matters: Liz Ashburn recommends public transportation

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Cathy Ling doesn't let learning, physical disabilities stop her from achieving her goals

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Kevin Holt retells events of his stroke, work to recover

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Melissa Empie shares her life with fibromyalgia

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Local nonprofit VSA changes name to "Artists Creating Together"

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our long-term Grand Rapids-based art and disabilities non-profit VSA will now be known as Artists Creating Together (ACT). The name change to Artists Creating Together is a recommitment of our organization’s staff, volunteers and board members...

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Adrdsisgne Laenrnig Dsiabitileis: Addressing Learning Disabilities

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 05-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

There are many reasons why a person may have dropped out of school at a young age or have a low reading level as an adult.  Learning disabilities is a common factor in adults with low literacy levels. 50 – 80% of students in adult...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Jane VanDommelen

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 03-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

  Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small offshoot of Heartside Ministry, a program working to enrich and empower the people living in the shadow of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city. Since then, this ever-...

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A visit with Easter Seals

by (lkayi)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On my way to Easter Seals to conduct the interview for this article, I had some time to kill so I swung by Barnes and Noble. There, I ran into my little buddy Andrew. Andrew, who is 5 and has Downs Syndrome, is also a client of Easter Seals and...

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