GET TO KNOW
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.”
Our Advisory Board
Marilyn-King Jordan, Chair
Jack Franklin, Vice Chair
Bette Moore- Secretary/ Treasurer
Dr. Aletha Edison
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.
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.
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.