Opinion: Detroit Has “Much Room For Improvement” With Disability Services.

January 31, 2020

Detroit Disability Power executive director Dessa Cosma and communications manager Teddy Dorsette write in a Detroit Free Press (1/31) op-ed that Detroit has “much room for improvement” in providing “access to information, criminal justice, education, employment, health care, housing or transportation” for disabled residents and visitors. They call for the creation of an Office of Disability Affairs that would “serve as a centralized, convenient, and resourced one-stop shop, representative and reflective of the disability community,” and argue that the “path to improvement requires a new approach, one committed to understanding the challenges people with disabilities face while navigating our city and one that involves impacted residents at every step of the process.”

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