Avery Okony

Avery Okony

Disability Advocate
Peer Support
Brief info

My name is Avery Okony. I am a disability advocate with SAIL for all 15 counties of the Upper Peninsula. I graduated Northern Michigan University, spring 2019, with my Bachelor of Science. I have been in the social work field for the past three years, although it was not my original focus of study, it has been emotionally rewarding to work so closely with the communities of the U.P.

My ultimate goal is to assist clients with their own personal goals; to educate and inspire others to live their best lives and to live independently within their means.




A Few Kind Words

"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."

Geri Taeckens

"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."

Jennifer Webber

"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."

Kris Keranen
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