Our Team
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We are a consumer controlled organization. This means that 51% of our staff and board members are people with disabilities. Our slogan is “Nothing about us without us.”

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DESHON WASHINGTON

North Alabama Peer Advocate

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KATIE

TORO

North Alabama Peer Advocate

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DAVINA

PATTERSON

Disability Resource Network CIL Director

 

Our Advisory Board

Marilyn-King Jordan, Chair

Jack Franklin, Vice Chair

Bette Moore- Secretary/ Treasurer

Monica Clarke

Dr. Aletha Edison

Carla Steinbuchel

Linelle Johnson

Theresa Powell

Sean Plouse

Brandon Wilson

About

Disability Resource Network is located in Huntsville, Alabama to provide services to residents of 13 North Alabama Counties - Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin,  Jackson, Limestone, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston.  Information and referral service is available to all callers, regardless of residence.

We receive funding from the Alabama Department of Senior Services and donations.

 

Our Mission

Disability Resource Network’s mission is to promote independence to people with disabilities through advocacy, public education, and consumer controlled independent living services. We encourage people with disabilities to support one another in reaching their own independent living goals. We also promote equal access and disability rights through advocacy and public awareness activities.

Our Philosophy

Independent living is based upon peer relationships and principles of integration, consumer control, cross-disability and equal access. All Disability Resource Network services are community-based and non-residential in nature.

We believe advocacy is at the core of independent living, so we work to promote equal access within the Center and in the community.

A majority of staff and board members are people with disabilities. Consumers, not professionals, set their own independent living goals. Consumers are offered the option of developing an independent living plan, but they may elect to waive such a plan and just receive services.

A majority of our board and staff and staff members are people with disabilities.


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