Featured on Disability Blog on July 21, 2016. By Guest Blogger Jeremy Buzzell, Chief of the National Accessibility Branch, National Park Service 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service– a defining moment that offers an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments as we prepare for a new century of stewardship […]
At Disability Network, it’s in our power to change everything, from individual lives to the wider community. We help people with disabilities and their families lead more productive lives in Northern Lower Michigan. But our efforts don’t just benefit them. They help everyone, with and without disabilities, who lives in, works in, or passes through our community. It’s our mission to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities.
Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of July.
Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our July Calendar of Events.
Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.
BY MATTHEW MIKUS, featured in The Petoskey News on July 8, 2016. A fundraising effort will try to raise $13,250 to provide beach access to Wilderness State Park for those with mobility barriers. Disability Network of Northern Michigan, a nonprofit based in Traverse City, has worked to provide both mobi-mats and deck walking access. The […]
Please join Disability Network Northern Michigan and other community members at Roast & Toast Thursday, June 23, for an Access for Everyone fundraiser. We’ll be noshing on delicious food and sipping freshly roasted coffee this Thursday at Roast & Toast. Stop by, get information on DNNM, and find out more about the beach access project […]
Dance Like No One Is Watching! Try something new, or brush up your dancing skills at this FREE class! Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group is hosting a FREE Wheelchair Ballroom Dance Class on July 16, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Bring a partner, or they can provide one for you. Call 231.486.6330 to register today […]
BY LUCINDA WATROUS posted on Huffpost Healthy Living Blog on May 13, 2016. In the United States, 18.7 percent of the civilian population between the ages of 18-64 lives with some kind of disability. Of that group, 1.9 percent of them live with a self-care disability, whether physical, mental, or emotional, that affects their ability […]
You’re invited… Traverse City, MI – April 28, 2016 Traverse City Roller Derby has selected Disability Network as one of their non-profit partners for their 2016 season, and will feature Disability Network at their opening bout on Saturday, May 14, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Disability Network will be selling various items such […]
BY MICHELLE STARR – posted on cnet.com on April 13, 2016 He was just 19 years old when a diving accident injured his spine and paralysed Ian Burkhart’s entire body from the neck down. He was left with some small use of his arms, and no use of his legs. Now 24, Burkhart, who is from […]
Please join us at our upcoming Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series. We are thrilled to be working with Anne Bonney to offer this FREE workshop series. Anne brings a positive attitude, boundless energy, and a tool box full of tips and tricks to help everyone she works with find more fulfillment and success. We hope […]
BY JONATHAN KEANE March 06, 2016 – posted on Mashable In 2012, Matt McCann visited London thinking he had booked the perfect hotel room. Beyond searching for a good price and decent location, he needed a hotel designed with accessibility in mind. McCann has cerebral palsy and uses a rolling walker to get around, and found a […]
By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press | Sunday, 20 Mar 2016 | 10:47 AM ET The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. While developmental and trauma disorders […]