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.

  • August Events Calendar

    August Events Calendar

    Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our August Calendar of Events.

    Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of August.

    Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.

  • Social Security Q & A by appointment on August 8 - call 231.922.0903 to schedule a time

    Social Security Q & A

    Do you have specific questions about your social security benefits? Do you wonder how much money you can make, or what happens if you go over that amount? We’re here to help.

    Call (231) 922-0903 today to schedule your appointment on August 8.

    Schedule time on August 8, to talk with a DNNM staff member that is dedicated to answering your questions about your benefits. You’ll need to bring your information to the appointment so our staff can help navigate your specific questions.

  • Disabilities And Women North (D.A.W.N.) meeting August 25, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

    DAWN – A Group For Women

    Disabilities And Women North (D.A.W.N.) is a group where women living with a disability come together to network, connect, build friendships, and support each other.

    Join us for on Friday, August 25, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. as we continue the discussion on being your own best friend. Please bring one thing that inspires you (poem, picture, book, or a description of whatever it is) to share with the group.

    To find out more information or to RSVP contact Demarie at 231.922.0903 ext.321

  • CP Connect Group on August 25, 3 - 4 p.m.

    NEW! CP Connect Group

    Please join us at CP Connect on Friday, August 25, from 3 – 4 p.m. at our Traverse City office. This is a brand new group that is open to anyone with Cerebral Palsy. Come and share your experiences, meet new people, and connect with new resources.

    Have questions? Contact Demarie Jones at (231) 922-0903 ext. 321.

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