Information & Referral Specialist
Provides up to date information and referrals on topics such as advocacy, accessibility, housing, and transportation to consumers Refers individuals to community resources or organizations that are appropriate to services that meet the needs of our consumers.
Barbara Thomspon is an Independent Living Specialist serving Oakland County at DNOM. She completed a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, with a major in Psychology, from Wayne State University. Barbara was completing her master’s degree in Social Work when she became disabled. She suffered a ruptured brain aneurism which left her paralyzed and unable to speak. As Barbara recovered, she retired from corporate life and in 2001 began to work for Disability Network Oakland & Macomb.