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 or without disabilities, who lives in, works in, or passes through our community.

  • Healthy Recreation

    Healthy Recreation

    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.

  • Empowering Youth

    Empowering Youth

    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.

  • Changing Lives

    Changing Lives

    Faith enjoys floating in a Mobi Chair in Little Traverse Bay.

  • Inclusive Communities

    Inclusive Communities

    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.

    Working Together

    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

    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.

Recent Posts

Gov. Rick Snyder: State government must lead by example in efforts to hire people with disabilities

 –  LANSING, Mich. – Michigan must lead by example and provide a welcoming environment for people with disabilities, encouraging them to work in state government in a competitive, integrated setting, Gov. Rick Snyder said. Snyder on Monday issued an executive directive requiring the government adopt a variety of policies and procedures eliminating hurdles faced by people […]

Stage 2 Obesity Treatment Program now in Northern Michigan

 –            The FitKids360 program is a seven week healthy lifestyle program developed to fight childhood obesity. This comprehensive program is designed to teach families about healthy eating habits, ways to be active, and how to break bad health habits. The combination of education and activities led by a team of local […]

Veterans – Stand up and let your voice count on Oct. 23

 –  by Matthew Snider, Veteran who resides in Traverse City, MI The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center and Traverse City VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic invite Veterans, Family Members and all interested Community Partners to the VA Town Hall meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at American […]

Must-know airline info: Tips for travelers with disabilities

 –  Travel can be stressful at the best of times, but when you have to factor in a disability, getting from point A to point B can become that much more frustrating. Airlines know this and do their part to make air travel as comfortable and seamless as they can for every passenger. Since each airline […]

US-31/M-37 (Division Street) Public Work Session on Oct. 28 to Discuss Future Improvements

 –  The public is invited to participate in the first public work session and open house to determine future improvements to US-31/M-37 (Division Street) in Traverse City. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 28 from 4pm-7pm at the Traverse City Governmental Center in the Second Floor Training Room. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) […]

TC Public Pier Project Kick-Off Workshop on October 22

 –  TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City is kicking-off the design process for the proposed Public Pier with an interactive public workshop to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 in the 2nd floor Training Room of the Government Center, located at 400 Boardman Avenue. This design study for a new public pier […]

Job Seekers Invited to Attend Saturday Special on Oct. 8

 –  Realizing Your Potential to Get Hired will be the focus of a Saturday Special hosted by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) October 18 in Traverse City. The event is being presented by Northwest Michigan Works! and Goodwill Industries, along with other collaborating agencies, and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at […]

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital to Host Wellness Day on Nov. 8

 –  Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital is hosting their 17th Annual Wellness Day from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 8 in Frankfort, MI. The event is held in partnership with numerous local providers, and will include free health screenings and valuable information for uninsured residents. Available screenings and tests include: Blood Pressure Body Mass […]

BATA to roll out revisions to City Loop routes November 1

 –  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — It has been over a year since BATA introduced its innovative service model, launching Phase 1 of the new system in May 2013. This first stage focused on most initiatives outside of the city, including Village Loop and Link services as well as Dial-a-Ride improvements. Phase 2, launching November 1, introduces […]