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.
Jake shows off his pumpkin he carved during a DNAC gathering. DNAC provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to gain independent living skills while connecting with community.
Students in the LIFE program begin the school year at the high ropes course at Lake Ann Camp. Youth learn about teamwork, 100% cooperation, and problem solving strategies.
Faith enjoys floating in a Mobi Chair in Little Traverse Bay.
Dave takes a stroll to the shoreline at Petoskey State Park Beach with his grandaugher for the first time. As an Access for Everyone volunteer, he helped raise funds to make the beach accessible for everyone.
Erin builds ramps during Disability Network’s Ramp-a-Thon in honor of United Way’s Day of Caring. She helped raise funds to construct 15 ramps for community members in need.
Independent Living Skills
Carley learns how to prepare a healthy veggie stir fry during a DNAC cooking class. The workshop was a collaborative effort between MSU Extension and Disability Network.
By Christina Samuels Disability issues made up close to half of the complaints received by the U.S Department of Education’s office for civil rights over fiscal years 2013 and 2014, far outpacing the next highest category for complaints, which was sex discrimination. The figures come from a recently-released report from the civil rights office that was submitted to […]
Community members are invited to attend a celebration of the North Board Lake District from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 16 at Hull Park in Traverse City. The event will include adaptive sports and various recreational opportunities available in the newly branded corridor. Various businesses in the district, including Disability Network, will have informational booths. In […]
Craig Currier (231) 439-9358 – firstname.lastname@example.org HARBOR SPRINGS — Zorn Park beach soon will be equipped with a mat across the sand and chair providing access to the water for people with disabilities thanks to a generous gift from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Sara Ward, Program Officer at the Foundation stated, “One of […]
By SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist ‘Hello, hotline,” the woman answered. “I need to talk with someone,” I said. “In the past five weeks, two of my neighbors, a 19-year-old woman in one family and a 59-year-old man in another, died by suicide.” “I’m here. Tell me more,” she said. As a therapist and educator I’m aware […]
Michigan’s roads, bridges and highways were once the envy of the nation. The state that put the world on wheels built the country’s first concrete road over a century ago. Today, Michigan’s roads and bridges are dangerous. You see and feel their teeth-jarring, crumbling condition every time you drive. Our kids are on Michigan’s roads […]
The Lighthouse is offering FREE Adaptive Cycling and Paddling Clinics through Summer 2015. People of all abilities are invited to experience cycling and paddling with the use of adaptive equipment and modifications as needed. The Lighthouse’s clinics will provide an opportunity to exercise, connect with people, socialize, and experience the beauty of Northern Michigan. All […]
This proposal would provide funding needed to fix our roads and bridges for the long-term. It would require that all state taxes paid on gas go to transportation. State lawmakers would no longer be able to shift these taxes we pay on gas somewhere else. When do I vote: May 5, 2015 What’s the impact […]
Community members are invited to attend the Char-Em Transit Summit on April 23 from 11a.m.-1p.m at the Emmet County Fairgrounds (1129 Charlevoix Ave., Petoskey.) Attendees will have the opportunity to: Learn about the state of transit in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties from local and regional transit providers. Share ideas regarding how transit can help meet […]
The community is invited to learn more about the region’s roads and the upcoming transportation funding proposal at public forums in Cadillac and Traverse City on April 22nd. During the forum, Networks Northwest will share information on the state of the region’s roads, addressing road condition, road safety, upcoming construction, and related issues. In addition, […]