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State's Disability Advocacy Agency Moves to New Location in Lansing
June 6, 2005 –
The Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns (MCDC) and its Division on Deaf
and Hard of Hearing (DODHH) have moved to 201 North Washington Square, Suite
150, in downtown Lansing, Department of Labor & Economic Growth Director
David C. Hollister announced today.
“This relocation to a first floor suite in the Victor Building
provides persons with disabilities easy access to the Commission’s services,”
Hollister said. “Because the Michigan Commission for the Blind and Michigan
Rehabilitation Services are also housed in the Victor Building, the three disability-related
agencies now have greater opportunities to collaborate in planning for and providing
MCDC promotes greater understanding
of the abilities of people with disabilities and responds to issues that affect
Michigan’s 1.9 million citizens with disabilities.
Among the agency’s services are information and technical
assistance; training in disability rights, awareness, and sensitivity; helping
legislators respond to constituent inquiries relating to disability issues;
helping employers understand their responsibilities under the Americans with
Disabilities Act and the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities; and sponsoring
the Youth Leadership Forum each summer, when high school students with disabilities
from throughout the state visit the Capitol to learn to become future leaders.
The Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing concentrates on improving
the lives of the nearly one million Michiganians who are deaf or hard of hearing
through information and referral, accommodations, and interpreter information
can be reached toll free at (877) 499-6232 (voice/TTY); in the Lansing area
at (517) 335-6004 (voice/TTY); by videophone at dodhh.net; or through e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The agency’s website
address is www.mcdc-dodhh.org.
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