Andre Robinson and his cousin Albert Smith Jr

If you ask Detroit resident Andre’ Robinson about how to get what you want out of life, he has all the right answers.

“I have advocated for myself all my life and I even helped my mom when she needed services,” said Andre, who is also a Peer Mentor for people with disabilities. “I tell everyone, keep the faith and keep trying, eventually you will find someone to help you.”

“I live on my own and hire the staff I need that will help me succeed in life,” said Robinson. “My parents always taught me to be independent and learn how to ask for help.”

Andre has been instrumental in shaping disability policies for the state of Michigan while he served as Chair of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council for many years. Currently he is working for Community Living Services as a Peer Mentor who assists people with accessing resources to help build lives of independence and freedom in their communities.

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