Disability Resource Network

Disability Resource Network We're a nonprofit agency promoting independence in people with disabilities through advocacy, public education, and consumer controlled independent living services.

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Disability Resource Network attending the voter registration drive for people with disabilities at Alabama A&M Universit...
09/15/2021

Disability Resource Network attending the voter registration drive for people with disabilities at Alabama A&M University for National Disability Voter Registration Week!

The week of September 13-20, 2021 is National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW)! NDVRW was created by the REV U...
09/13/2021

The week of September 13-20, 2021 is National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW)! NDVRW was created by the REV UP Campaign to increase the political power of people with disabilities. The REV UP Campaign was created by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

This week, Centers for Independent Living and disability rights organizations around the country will be celebrating NDVRW through events and activities to encourage people with disabilities to vote. There are many ways to get involved!

The week of September 13-20, 2021 is National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW)! NDVRW was created by the REV UP Campaign to increase the political power of people with disabilities. The REV UP Campaign was created by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

This week, Centers for Independent Living and disability rights organizations around the country will be celebrating NDVRW through events and activities to encourage people with disabilities to vote. There are many ways to get involved!

Join us for the September Virtual Peer Support Hour on Monday September 20th at 3:00 PM!
09/13/2021

Join us for the September Virtual Peer Support Hour on Monday September 20th at 3:00 PM!

Join us for the September Virtual Peer Support Hour on Monday September 20th at 3:00 PM!

Welcome to Decatur AIDB!
09/12/2021

Welcome to Decatur AIDB!

Job Opportunities | City of Huntsville Career Opportunities
09/10/2021
Job Opportunities | City of Huntsville Career Opportunities

Job Opportunities | City of Huntsville Career Opportunities

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Disability Resource Network attending Alabama A&M University Community Service and Civic Engagement Fair.
09/10/2021

Disability Resource Network attending Alabama A&M University Community Service and Civic Engagement Fair.

Disability Resource Network attending Alabama A&M University Community Service and Civic Engagement Fair.

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08/31/2021

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Our Waste Not Program needs your donations of durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, rollators, and knee scooters! Contact 256-873-2373 ext. 4 for more information and to see how your donation can help our community today!

08/22/2021

Next Sunday, August 29th, here at Stovehouse, spend the whole day with a lineup of a dozen incredible musicians and bands!

Music for Mental Health will be a full day of music, community and mental health advocacy. Little Orange Fish is accepting donations for this fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting their mental health advocacy programs.

RSVP to the event here for updates leading up to this day full of music: https://www.facebook.com/events/475200346895488/

08/22/2021

🎉🎉Mark your calendars for SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th🎉🎉

The Madison County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps renters dealing with financial challenges related to the CO...
08/17/2021

The Madison County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For qualifications and the application, visit MCERAP.com

The Madison County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For qualifications and the application, visit MCERAP.com

If you have questions about how your Social Security disability benefits will be affected by work, please contact the Ti...
08/16/2021

If you have questions about how your Social Security disability benefits will be affected by work, please contact the Ticket to Work Helpline at the number below!

If you have questions about how your Social Security disability benefits will be affected by work, please contact the Ticket to Work Helpline at the number below!

Thank you WAFF 48 News for providing a platform and spotlighting Centers for Independent Living !
08/14/2021
Local nonprofit shares the importance of advocating for independence for those with disabilities - Tennessee Valley Living

Thank you WAFF 48 News for providing a platform and spotlighting Centers for Independent Living !

Check out this nonprofit that promotes independence in those living with disabilities. Davina Patterson is the director of Huntsville’s Disability Resource Network. She works side-by-side with people who not only face challenges in their lifetime but overcome them. The organization provides servic...

Peer Advocates, Katie Toro and Deshon Washington, spent the afternoon reviewing the First Stop, Inc. office to ensure th...
08/13/2021

Peer Advocates, Katie Toro and Deshon Washington, spent the afternoon reviewing the First Stop, Inc. office to ensure that it is ADA accessible!

Peer Advocates, Katie Toro and Deshon Washington, spent the afternoon reviewing the First Stop, Inc. office to ensure that it is ADA accessible!

Tune into WAFF48 on Thursday August 12th at 11:45 am to listen to our Executive Director, Davina Patterson , being featu...
08/10/2021

Tune into WAFF48 on Thursday August 12th at 11:45 am to listen to our Executive Director, Davina Patterson , being featured on the business spotlight! Those that live out of the area click on the link to view https://www.waff.com/livestream/

Tune into WAFF48 on Thursday August 12th at 11:45 am to listen to our Executive Director, Davina Patterson , being featured on the business spotlight! Those that live out of the area click on the link to view https://www.waff.com/livestream/

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08/10/2021

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Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Madison County, the Madison County Board of Health strongly recommends using face masks while in public. To obtain a PDF copy for your business, visit www.madisoncountydoctors.org. #WellnessWednesday #GetUsOutOfRed #StopTheSpread

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08/10/2021

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The Madison County Board of Health met this week and have released this statement regarding the current increase in COVID-19 cases and masking in Madison County. Visit www.madisoncountydoctors.org for a PDF copy of this statement. #WellnessWednesday

Disability Resource Network Virtual Leadership Academy was a success! Thanks to all that attended! Awesome work DRN!
08/10/2021

Disability Resource Network Virtual Leadership Academy was a success! Thanks to all that attended! Awesome work DRN!

Disability Resource Network Virtual Leadership Academy was a success! Thanks to all that attended! Awesome work DRN!

07/28/2021

Davina Patterson, executive director of our sister center in Huntsville, Disability Resource Network, says "Disability pride is embracing, celebrating, and loving who you are. It's not just a statement but it's carried in your heart and spirit!"

Absolutely! We couldn't agree more!

What does disability pride mean to YOU?! Let us know at tiny.cc/mydrrpride!

Happy Disability Pride Month!

#DisabilityPrideMonth #disabilityinclusion #disabilityrights #disabilitypride #disabilityawareness #disability

07/26/2021

Disability Resource Network Peer Advocate Deshon Washington says, “Disability pride, to me, means being able to take pride in myself when nobody else would. It’s also good for people with disabilities to gain confidence and self esteem especially since discrimination against people with disabilities is so prevalent. We should all come together as one.”

Well said, Deshon!

What does disability pride mean to you?! Let us know at tiny.cc/mydrrpride!

#DisabilityPrideMonth #disabilitypride

07/22/2021

WOW - look at all these job fairs happening over the next few weeks. Call United Way's 211 if you need a RIDE to one of these to apply for a good job! It's part of United Way's #RIDEUNITED program!
More info on the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber's website: https://cm.hsvchamber.org/events
It's RIDE UNITED! #togetherwecancreatehope #hsvmadisoncountychamberofcommerce #ALWorks

July 15-16, 10 a.m. BRYMAK Job Fair: Skilled construction workers, HVAC sheet metal mechanics, HVAC service technicians, plumbers

July 17, 10 a.m. Army & Air Force Exchange Service Job Fair

July 19–20, 10 a.m. Spur Staffing Job Fair for Huntsville City Schools: Campus security, custodian, special education aides

Through Aug. 7, 10 a.m. VUTEQ Summer Saturday Career Fair: For all positions in manufacturing and assembly

Aug. 11, 9 a.m. Your Next Mission™ Veterans Hiring Event

Thanks to all of the organizations that attended our 3rd Quarter Virtual Community Education Training! It was another su...
07/21/2021

Thanks to all of the organizations that attended our 3rd Quarter Virtual Community Education Training! It was another success!

Thanks to all of the organizations that attended our 3rd Quarter Virtual Community Education Training! It was another success!

07/19/2021

Katie Toro, peer advocate for our sister center Disability Resource Network in Huntsville says disability pride makes her think of "finding your people, finding your tribe, and finding your worth."

Absolutely! What does disability pride mean to you? Let us know at tiny.cc/mydrrpride!

#DisabilityPrideMonth #disabilitypride

Congratulations Deshon Washington for being selected to serve on the Alabama DD Network Alabama’s Partners in Policymaki...
07/16/2021

Congratulations Deshon Washington for being selected to serve on the Alabama DD Network Alabama’s Partners in Policymaking Advisory Council (PIPAC). Deshon is a Peer Advocate at Disability Resource Network! Way to go Deshon! Thanks for all that you do!

Congratulations Deshon Washington for being selected to serve on the Alabama DD Network Alabama’s Partners in Policymaking Advisory Council (PIPAC). Deshon is a Peer Advocate at Disability Resource Network! Way to go Deshon! Thanks for all that you do!

07/10/2021

Helen Keller Hospital will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Monday, July 12 in Colbert County! We will be administering the Pfizer vaccine.

Colbert County:
Monday, July 12 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Helen Keller Hospital Wellcare Center (1021 W 11th St, Sheffield, AL 35660)

This is a walk-in clinic!
For Information call 256-386-4747

07/02/2021

Check out our Director , Davina Patterson , speaking with The Huntsville Herald about DRN during a business spotlight!

Today is the day! Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville hosting the Navigate Conference!
06/29/2021

Today is the day! Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville hosting the Navigate Conference!

Today is the day! Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville hosting the Navigate Conference!

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06/28/2021

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Here is our needs list for this week!

These items are needed urgently, but this list changes every week. We will post the updated list weekly on social media and on our website!

06/24/2021
DRN hosted our second Peer Support Hour this year. The topic for this month was ADA Accessibility ! Peer Advocates Katie...
06/24/2021

DRN hosted our second Peer Support Hour this year. The topic for this month was ADA Accessibility ! Peer Advocates Katie Toro and Deshon Washington led this virtual event and received an invite to review First Stop, Inc. to ensure it is ADA accessible. Awesome work DRN!

DRN hosted our second Peer Support Hour this year. The topic for this month was ADA Accessibility ! Peer Advocates Katie Toro and Deshon Washington led this virtual event and received an invite to review First Stop, Inc. to ensure it is ADA accessible. Awesome work DRN!

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06/23/2021

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Join the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with Disability: IN Alabama and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, for Post-COVID: The Long Haul, "The Medical and Psychological Aspects of Post COVID-19 Syndrome in the Workplace."

This virtual webinar will focus on the medical, pathophysiology and psychological aspects of Post-COVID syndrome. The conversation will feature Michael S. Sagg, M.D., Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of the UAB Center for Aids Research, and Professor of Medicine; Gitendra Uswatte, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Physical Therapy, UAB; and Kristine Lokken, Ph.D., Director of Psychology Consultation-Liaison Service, Associate Professor, UAB.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. http://ow.ly/LWat50Fh1R8

DRN enjoyed attending the United Way 211 Ambassador Training this morning!
06/22/2021

DRN enjoyed attending the United Way 211 Ambassador Training this morning!

United Way Day of action 2.1.1. Event was a success. If you know anyone who need assistance with transportation, utiliti...
06/22/2021

United Way Day of action 2.1.1. Event was a success. If you know anyone who need assistance with transportation, utilities, shelter, or food call 2-1-1

United Way Day of action 2.1.1. Event was a success. If you know anyone who need assistance with transportation, utilities, shelter, or food call 2-1-1

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Huntsville, AL
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Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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