Tanya Johnson

Tanya Johnson

Transition Navigator and Assistive Technology Advocate
Brief info

As the Transition Navigator here at SAIL, Tanya helps consumers across the Upper Peninsula overcome barriers that would otherwise prevent them from transitioning from a nursing home back into the community. She assists with all aspects of the process from finding housing to putting services in place to ensure a safe and successful transition.

As the Assistive Technology Advocate, Tanya shows our consumers options that are available to help them be independent and stay in their homes as long as possible. This includes letting them “try before they buy” to make sure the item is truly what is needed.

Tanya is a people person who loves being able to help others across the U.P. live independently. In her free time she enjoys spending time at camp and being with her family.

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Testimonials

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