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.

  • Two DNAC Meetings in May: May 12, and May 26!

    Two DNAC meetings in May!

    Join other peers with disabilities at our DNAC meeting on May 12, and May 26 at 1:30pm at our Traverse City office.

    Our May 12, meeting with be a brianstorming session for the future of DNAC. Your voice matters! Come be a part of the discussion of what direction our DNAC group will go. This is a group for YOU, run by YOU!

    On May 26, join small business owner and DNNM Board Member, Paul Derby, as he speaks about team building and the importance of this skill in daily life.

    Because this is a special presentation we ask that you RSVP with Demarie at 231.922.0903 ext.321.

  • DNNM Job Club May 23, at 1 p.m.


    We invite individuals with disabilities to join us the second and fourth Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at our office for the DNNM Job Club. We hope you will join us May 23, for our Job Club.

    Due to a scheduling conflict our May 9, Job Club is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Our job club is a great opportunity to build your resume, interview skills, network, and find out insider’s tips on employment.

    All abilities are welcome to this free and informative club.

  • Anne Bonney Workshop Series: May 3, June 7, and June 28

    ANNE BONNEY – Workshop Series

    Join us for this free & fantastic workshop series provided by speaker, coach, and catalyst, Anne Bonney. Anne is a dynamic and engaging speaker with a lot of information, experience, and tools to share. You won’t want to miss this series. Come by yourself, or bring a friend!

    All workshops begin at 10 a.m. and are free to attend for individuals age 18 or older. All workshops will be hosted at Disability Network’s office except for May 3. The May 3, workshop will be hosted at the Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce. We ask that you RSVP with Jessie Bachmann.

  • May 2016 DNAC Calendar of Events

    May 2016

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

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

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

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