Inclusion & Diversity
50 Black-Owned Restaurants to Try in the Detroit Area
This list of 50 Black-owned restaurants in the Metro Detroit area need to be on your radar, if they're not already. How many have you eaten at?
How to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in Michigan
November is Native American Heritage Month. These Michigan sites and landmarks celebrate the rich and important history of Native Americans. Check out this list of Native American-owned businesses to support as well.
Living with Spina Bifida: Holland Woman Advocates for Herself, Others
Lucia Rios has spent her entire life learning about spina bifida, the disorder she was born with – and she’s still finding out new information.
Sensory Spaces for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, spaces that are too-bright or too-loud can be painfully overwhelming. Sensory-friendly activities can help.
New Bill of Rights for Travelers with Disabilities Won’t Replace Self-Advocacy
Juanita Lillie, who is blind, says while she is happy to see a Bill of Rights for air travelers with disabilities, self-advocacy remains key.
The Family Center of Michigan Helps Parents and Caregivers Find Resources
The Family Center offers information and connections to community-based resources for families of children with special health care needs.
Spotlight on Ocqueoc Falls, One of Michigan’s Few Universally Accessible Waterfalls
Enjoying waterfalls should be something everyone can do. Michigan has a couple great accessible waterfall locations in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.
Accessible Boat Launches, Fishing Spots Across Michigan
Boating and fishing are popular pastimes in Michigan, and accessibility is driving improvements to fishing piers and boat launches across the state.
How to Be an Accessibility Ally on a College Campus
Educating yourself, being a good listener and supporting others are all key parts of being an accessibility ally on a college campus.
Beach Wheelchairs Make Michigan Lakes More Accessible
Electric track chairs at state parks have made trips to the beach and even enjoying a dip in the lake much more accessible to people in the last few years.
Black Farmer Teaches Benefits of Organically Grown Produce
Bruce-Michael Wilson rarely was sick as a child. He attributes his healthy childhood to eating what was grown on his family’s Michigan farm.
Accessible Trails and Fishing Spots Expanding at Michigan State Campgrounds and Parks
If you or someone close to you needs easy-to-reach sites or trails at state campgrounds, or accessible fishing spots, here’s the best way to find them.
People with Developmental Disabilities Find Success in the Workplace
When you have a developmental disability, workplace issues can seem overwhelming. A company’s support can make all the difference.
Be an Ally for People with Disabilities in the Winter
Something as simple as entering a building can be downright dangerous for someone with a physical disability or other mobility issues.
5 Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses All Year Long
Supporting Black-owned businesses should not be only a trend, but a year-round endeavor to be allies to everyone in our communities.