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.

  • January Events Calendar. Please let us know if you need it in a different format. 231.922.0903

    January Events

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

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

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

  • Disabilities And Women North (D.A.W.N.) meeting January 26, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

    D.A.W.N. Meeting Jan. 26

    Join our Disability And Women North (DAWN) group on Friday, January 26, at 1 p.m. at our Traverse City office.

    This group is led by women for women! DAWN is women’s group where women living with a disability come to share in discussion and support each other.

    This is a safe place to share your experiences, ask questions, and meet other women living with disabilities.

    If you have questions please contact Demarie at (231) 922.0903 ext. 312.

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    YOU can 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.

  • Parent Network Workshop Series: February 21 and March 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Special Workshop April 18 & 19 - After I'm Gone. Contact Nicole Miller to RSVP. 231.922.0903 ext.318

    Parent Network Workshops

    Join us for our FREE Winter Parent Network Workshop Series on February 21, March 21, and a special workshop on April 18 & 19.

    The February 21, and March 21, workshops will be from 6 – 8 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street in Traverse City. Parking is located in the rear of the building.

    The special workshop, After I’m Gone – planning for a loved one with a disability, will be hosted on April 18 & 19, at Faith Reformed Church located in Traverse City.

    These workshops offer a casual setting that will allow you to network with other parents and guardians, and share your personal experiences.

    Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, has a wealth of knowledge and resources in her toolbox to share with the group. She can answer your specific questions and help guide you to the right path for your current questions and needs.

    We ask that you RSVP with Nicole Miller in advance by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 318 or email her at

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