Michael D. Hineberg

Mike, is a self-advocate and a systems advocate at IndependenceFirst where he has worked for 24 years As a person with a disability, Mike is driven to make a positive change.


No one can shout as loud as you can about the issues in your life. No one can tell your story the way you can say it. Legislators are bombarded by endless lobbyists and special interest groups. Skilled professionals are paid to flood politicians with messages.  Yet, nothing is more powerful as a human face on a human and their live story. A hand-written story is great. Better yet, is a hand delivered story and a picture to your legislator. You are your best advocate. Very few people actively participate in the political system – your personal contact is unforgettable. Hand write your story; take a picture and schedule an appointment – you might change the world.


Reposted with permission from IndependenceFirst