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.

  • June 2017 Events Calendar

    June 2017 Events Calendar

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

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

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

  • CP Connect Group on June 30, 3 - 4 p.m.

    NEW! CP Connect Group

    Please join us at CP Connect on Friday, June 30, 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.

  • Your donation can make a difference. Consider donating to DNNM.

    Make A Difference!

    Changing Lives.
    Changing Perceptions.
    Changing Communities.

    Donate today!

    Access for Everyone is a campaign to ensure that EVERYONE has the ability to actively work, play, and live in our community.

    Your support will help us achieve our mission to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for individuals with disabilities.

  • Stay connected with DNNM. Follow us on Facebook (Disability Network/Northern Michigan), Twitter (@DisNetNM), and Instagram (@DisabilityNetworkNM)

    Get Social With Us!

    Get the latest & greatest updates on workshops, upcoming events, resources, and much more.

    Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Share your thoughts and connect with others. Connect, Inspire, Support.

  • Volunteer Orientation Thursday, June 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

    Volunteer Orientation

    You’re invited! Join us on Thursday, June 29, from 2-3:30 p.m. at our Traverse City office for our Volunteer Orientation.

    Learn more about DNNM, the Disability Movement and the volunteer opportunities we have available. RSVP to reserve your spot by calling our office, 231.922.0903. Fill out a volunteer application today!

    You can make a difference!

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Pour For More Micro April Events!

 –  Disability Network is thrilled to be one of Pour For More’s selected non-profits in their inaugural year raising funds & awareness for several local non-profits. Pour for More compounds micro-scale donations from participating vendors into a single fund that is shared among twelve local non-profits making a macro impact in our community! When you visit […]

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Blind Advocate partners with U of M

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NMC Designs Classes for Adults with Disabilities

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Adapted in TC: The necessity for invention

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