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Information & Referrals

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Meeting you where you're at.

Disability Network West Michigan (DNWM) offers a comprehensive suite of services and resources, aimed at empowering individuals with disabilities and fostering inclusive workplaces.

Our Information & Referral services can be broken into two main groups — Business/Employer Services and Employment Assistance, both designed to address the unique needs of both our community members and business partners.

Did you know?

Over 16% percent of people with disabilities are unemployed. That’s almost double the rate of unemployment among individuals without disabilities.

Employment & Hiring Initiatives

DNWM is dedicated to enhancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, advocating for economic independence and self-sufficiency. Our services include:

  • Guidance on disclosing disabilities to potential employers.
  • Assistance in identifying and obtaining necessary workplace accommodations and assistive technology.
  • Skills assessment to highlight valuable assets you bring to employers.
  • Targeted job search strategies aligned with your skills and interests.
  • Ongoing support to ensure a successful employer-employee relationship.
  • Comprehensive preparation for job applications, resumes, and interviews.
ADA Accessibility Consulting & Evaluations

Navigate ADA compliance with confidence. Our ADA-trained staff provide detailed accessibility consulting and evaluations, offering practical solutions to make your workplace welcoming for everyone.

Disability Inclusion and Awareness Training

Transform your workplace culture with our tailored training programs. Designed to dispel myths and foster a supportive environment, our sessions cover the ADA’s history, disability definitions, and best practices for interaction and inclusion.

Information & Referral Services

Our knowledgeable specialists are on hand to connect you with a range of community resources, covering:

  • Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
  • Counseling, supports, and disability rights under the ADA.
  • Employment support, including job training and rehabilitation.
  • Healthcare, housing, and transportation options.
  • Guidance on returning to work after disability benefits.
Assistive Technology & Workplace Accommodations

Empower your employment journey with our guidance on assistive technology and accommodations, ensuring a workplace that supports your needs and aspirations.

Mentoring & Professional Development

Benefit from mentoring services and professional development opportunities designed to enhance your career trajectory and personal growth.

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Notice

Disability Network West Michigan will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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