disAbility Connections - Jackson MI

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CDKL5 is a rare condition that affects one in 40,000 to 60,000 newborns and is caused by variants in the CDKL5 gene. It ...
06/17/2024

CDKL5 is a rare condition that affects one in 40,000 to 60,000 newborns and is caused by variants in the CDKL5 gene. It is a deficiency disorder characterized by daily seizures that start in infancy, delays in many aspects of development, including gross motor skills, severe intellectual disability, and little to no speech. https://www.cdkl5research.org/

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Every year on June 13th, International Albinism Awareness Day celebrates the rights of human beings born with albinism a...
06/13/2024

Every year on June 13th, International Albinism Awareness Day celebrates the rights of human beings born with albinism and aims to increase awareness and understanding of this genetic condition.
https://albinism.org/iaad/

Image Description: International Albinism Awareness Day with a gold sun and a silhouette of a white male on it.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is working to increase the representation of underserved communities on county committees ...
06/10/2024

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is working to increase the representation of underserved communities on county committees in Jackson County. They are reaching out to groups that represent underserved farmers or ranchers to inform them about the opportunity to nominate members to serve on the FSA county committee.

World Brain Tumor Day is observed on June 8 every year to raise awareness and educate people about brain tumors. In 2000...
06/08/2024

World Brain Tumor Day is observed on June 8 every year to raise awareness and educate people about brain tumors. In 2000, it was first observed by a Leipzig-based non-profit organization, the German Brain Tumor Association. A brain tumor occurs when the cells inside the brain start growing at an abnormal speed which forms a mass of abnormal cells in the brain. The enclosed space inside the skull is limited, and when these abnormal cells start closing in the space, the symptoms are observed.
https://www.braintumour.ca/

Image description: World Brain Tumor Day with a brain and a target mark on the left side.

Mental health systems are often not equipped to accommodate people who also have developmental disabilities. As a result...
06/03/2024

Mental health systems are often not equipped to accommodate people who also have developmental disabilities. As a result, many are unable to get the care and support they need. Here is how ACL works to improve that.

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On the first Sunday in June each year, the nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation rallies its forces and res...
06/02/2024

On the first Sunday in June each year, the nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation rallies its forces and resources to promote National Cancer Survivors Day in the U.S. and worldwide, as it has done since 1988. The NCSD Foundation bills the holiday as a “celebration of life” where survivors — described as anyone who has a history of the disease, from the point of diagnosis through the remainder of life — gather with friends, families, and supporters to raise awareness, spread information, provide services, and honor other survivors, all to show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be full and fruitful.
https://ncsd.org/

Image Description: National Cancer Survivors Day 2024 A Celebration of Life. A person striking a pose inside a teal and purple gradient circle that looks like a paint splat.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official ...
05/27/2024

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

We will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open the following business day.
05/27/2024

We will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open the following business day.

05/21/2024
AiArthritis refers to the type of inflammation-driven arthritis associated with having certain Autoimmune or Autoinflamm...
05/20/2024

AiArthritis refers to the type of inflammation-driven arthritis associated with having certain Autoimmune or Autoinflammatory diseases ("AiArthritis Disease"). These diseases are caused by the immune system, which is a network of cells and tissues throughout the body that work to defend us from viruses, bacteria, and infection. In our diseases, immune cells target the body's own healthy tissues by mistake and signals the body to attack them. https://www.aiarthritis.org/

Image Description: World Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day with lower case a i a and 2 checkered flags in the background.

Blue Cone Monochromacy is a rare genetic disease of the retina. It's a condition that manifests itself with a partial dy...
05/20/2024

Blue Cone Monochromacy is a rare genetic disease of the retina. It's a condition that manifests itself with a partial dysfunction of the cones of the retina linked to the X chromosome. https://www.blueconemonochromacy.org/

Image Description: A blue eye with BCM Families Foundation on the side with www.bcmfamilies.org down below.

Someone with a disability must be able to experience web based services, content & other digital products with the same ...
05/16/2024

Someone with a disability must be able to experience web based services, content & other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without one. The commitment to this is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day https://accessibility.day/


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M.P.S. Awareness Day serves as a means to spread awareness of Mucopolysaccharidosis Disorders. M.P.S. society members do...
05/15/2024

M.P.S. Awareness Day serves as a means to spread awareness of Mucopolysaccharidosis Disorders. M.P.S. society members do their best to educate & create awareness about the diagnosis, symptoms, & management each year. https://mpssociety.org/


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United Way of South Central Michigan (UWSCMI) and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) will join Kalamazoo County e...
05/13/2024

United Way of South Central Michigan (UWSCMI) and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) will join Kalamazoo County emergency response teams in providing support to those affected by the May 7 tornadoes via joint crisis funding. These emergency grants, distributed through UWSCMI’s Disaster Relief Fund and KZCF’s Community Urgent Relief Fund, will be made to nonprofits and public entities providing critical recovery services to impacted individuals and households in Kalamazoo County.

Kalamazoo, Mich. – United Way of South Central Michigan (UWSCMI) and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) will join Kalamazoo County emergency response teams in providing support to those affected by the May 7 tornadoes via joint crisis funding. These emergency grants, distributed through UWS...

The campaign for ‘face equality’ was launched in May 2008 by the UK charity/NGO, Changing Faces, with the aim of creatin...
05/13/2024

The campaign for ‘face equality’ was launched in May 2008 by the UK charity/NGO, Changing Faces, with the aim of creating a world in which people who have disfigurements to their face from any cause are accepted and valued as equal citizens, free of prejudice, low expectations and stigma. The campaign has attracted worldwide attention and has strong parallels with those against racism and sexism.
https://faceequalityinternational.org/

Image Description: How Can You Get Involved? Hashtag My Face Is A Masterpiece. International Face Equality Week. 13 to 19 May 2024. Underneath are 7 different people of different genders and ethnicities with face disfigurements.

May 12th has been designated as the International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIN...
05/12/2024

May 12th has been designated as the International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) since 1992. The CIND illnesses include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). https://may12th.org/


Image Description: May 12th International Awareness Day. Acronyms are as follows. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Thanks to Rotary Club of Jackson Rotarians Christa Lavan, Darius Udrys, Jim Sunday, Sara Walz, Cliff Cole, Chuck Livesay...
05/10/2024

Thanks to Rotary Club of Jackson Rotarians Christa Lavan, Darius Udrys, Jim Sunday, Sara Walz, Cliff Cole, Chuck Livesay, Libby Lashwood, Steve Bennett, and Scott Timms for supporting disAbility Connections for the 64th Annual Rotary Ruler Days! Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Jackson and Jackson Breakfast Rotary are at the Post Office and area Polly's collecting donations today, the Friday before Mother's Day. ,

Ependymoma is a primary tumor, which means that it starts in either the brain or spine. Brain and spinal cord tumors are...
05/10/2024

Ependymoma is a primary tumor, which means that it starts in either the brain or spine. Brain and spinal cord tumors are typically grouped by where the cells like neurons and glial cells which are rare. https://www.cern-foundation.org/

Image Description: May 10. Ependymoma Awareness Day. 3 big buttons are above. One has 3 stick people on it. One has the word hope on it. And the last one has a blue butterfly on it. In the background, is a monarch butterfly on a small child's finger.

Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, deteriorat...
05/09/2024

Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, deteriorating the physical and mental abilities during prime working years with no cure. https://hdsa.org/

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Cancer is never a happy subject to contemplate. But despite the specter of it in all our lives, we now have the scientif...
05/08/2024

Cancer is never a happy subject to contemplate. But despite the specter of it in all our lives, we now have the scientific tools to fight back. Ovarian cancer is a particularly harmful and misunderstood form of the disease. World Ovarian Cancer Day, therefore, is an opportunity to bring women together from across the globe to raise awareness and help fight this condition. https://worldovariancancercoalition.org/

Image Description: World Ovarian Cancer Day May 8 2024. Below that is the logo for World Ovarian Cancer Coalition and the logo for World Ovarian Cancer Day 2024 on the bottom left corner. On the bottom right, states No Woman Left Behind.

The administration for community living leads the observance of Older Americans Month. The theme's Powered by Connection...
05/07/2024

The administration for community living leads the observance of Older Americans Month. The theme's Powered by Connection, recognizing the impact that relationships & social connections have on our well-being. https://acl.gov/

Image Description: Older Americans Month, with 3 people on the right side. Below that is ACL.gov slash OAM with the hashtag Older Americans Month.

As we are made aware of the mental health needs children may have, the opportunity is available for access to the care a...
05/07/2024

As we are made aware of the mental health needs children may have, the opportunity is available for access to the care and support they need. This is what Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK587174/


Image Description: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day written above 7 children. All 7 are of different genders and ethnic backgrounds with smiles on their faces.

The term "myositis" refers to inflammation of the muscles. However, the term is also used to refer to a set of autoimmun...
05/07/2024

The term "myositis" refers to inflammation of the muscles. However, the term is also used to refer to a set of autoimmune diseases involving chronic inflammation of the muscles. Visit here for more info. https://www.myositis.org/

Image Description: Myositis Awareness Month, May 1st to the 31st in 2024. The logo of The Myositis Association in the top left corner.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, an...
05/07/2024

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Spreading awareness is one way to help out. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/

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May is National Mobility Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and potential of people with disabilities...
05/06/2024

May is National Mobility Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and potential of people with disabilities who use mobility solutions to live active and independent lives. https://nrrts.org/mobility-awareness-month/

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The natural world is a beautiful place, and not always the friendliest place around. One such danger is Lyme Disease, an...
05/06/2024

The natural world is a beautiful place, and not always the friendliest place around. One such danger is Lyme Disease, and for those who spend time out in the wild (especially campers and hunters) it’s a danger they face every time they get an unwanted passenger in the form of a tick. National Lyme Disease Awareness Month reminds us to be vigilant, and to spread awareness to help save lives. https://www.lymedisease.org/


Image Description: States May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month with a lime green ribbon on the top right corner.

Lupus is a complicated disease that affects different people in different ways. For some, lupus can be mild — for others...
05/06/2024

Lupus is a complicated disease that affects different people in different ways. For some, lupus can be mild — for others, it can be life threatening. Right now, there’s no cure for lupus. The good news is that with the support of your doctors and loved ones, you can learn to manage it. Start by learning as much as you can about lupus. https://www.lupus.org/

Image Description: States May is Lupus Awareness Month.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also kno...
05/06/2024

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as “brittle bone disease.” Osteogenesis imperfecta literally means “bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life.” A person is born with OI, and is affected throughout his or her lifetime. https://oif.org/


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409 Linden Avenue
Jackson, MI
49203

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Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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To advance the independence, productivity and full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into our communities of Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee Counties.