Mark Bashaw

Independent Living Specialist – Benefits Planning, Information, Referral, Peer Support

Provides core services to consumers to assist individuals with achieving their independent living goals. Mark provides peer support to consumers seeking community resources and services. Conducts outreach to public and private businesses to increase disability awareness and knowledge of Disability Network Oakland & Macomb and provides Benefits Planning services.

Mark was born paralyzed from the waist down due to having Spina Bifida. He started working at DNOM in January 1996 as the Transition Specialist. He helped students with disabilities make the transition to adult life. He also worked with and advocated for people with disabilities on an individual basis and facilitated presentations out in the community where he promoted DNOM’s programs and services. Mark obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in 1996.