Featured in the Record Eagle on July 30, 2017 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers, a local columnist This month, I met Los Angeles author, W. Bruce Cameron — “A Dog’s Way Home” (2017) — at the National Writers Series. Cameron, born in Petoskey, still frequents his family cottage on Holy Island in Lake Charlevoix. Years ago, […]
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.
August Events Calendar
Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our August Calendar of Events.
Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of August.
Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.
Social Security Q & A
Do you have specific questions about your social security benefits? Do you wonder how much money you can make, or what happens if you go over that amount? We’re here to help.
Call (231) 922-0903 today to schedule your appointment on August 8.
Schedule time on August 8, to talk with a DNNM staff member that is dedicated to answering your questions about your benefits. You’ll need to bring your information to the appointment so our staff can help navigate your specific questions.
DAWN – A Group For Women
Disabilities And Women North (D.A.W.N.) is a group where women living with a disability come together to network, connect, build friendships, and support each other.
Join us for on Friday, August 25, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. as we continue the discussion on being your own best friend. Please bring one thing that inspires you (poem, picture, book, or a description of whatever it is) to share with the group.
To find out more information or to RSVP contact Demarie at 231.922.0903 ext.321
NEW! CP Connect Group
Please join us at CP Connect on Friday, August 25, 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.
Guest blog post WRITTEN BY Travis White of learnfit.org Historically, access to physical activities for people with disabilities has been extremely limited. Think about it. For people with visual impairments, mobility issues, or mental health concerns, workout equipment, group exercise classes, and most sports aren’t even accessible, much less enjoyable. As a result, adults with […]
Featured in the Record Eagle on June, 25, 2017. WRITTEN BY Danielle Woodward. TRAVERSE CITY — Marte Hughson can count on each of her support group meetings to be different than the last. Sometimes members laugh, sometimes they cry, sometimes they drink tea. Each meeting serves a purpose for helping the retired trauma nurse […]
Featured in The Record Eagle on June 4, 2017. WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers, a local columnist ‘I’m a good person to bring you a message about the power of neighbors. I depend upon other people for my survival. This has made my life something more … not less.” And so began my TEDx Talk last […]
We are thrilled to be part of Smart Commute Week going on from June 5 – 9, in the Traverse City area. Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for smart […]
Tap30, located in downtown Petoskey, will donate $1 from each pint of craft beer sold from a special “do good” tap menu on Wednesday, May 17, from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m to Disability Network. Each dollar donated to Disability Network during this event will benefit their Access for Everyone project at Wilderness State Park, […]
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 […]
WRITTEN BY KRISTINA KOPIC published on April 5, 2017 by the Ruderman Foundation. “Google it” has nowadays become the go-to response to questions we actually don’t know how to answer. But imagine you or someone you love, have just become paralyzed, due to an injury or a disease and you find yourself learning how to […]
WRITTEN BY Micah Walker For The Press & Guide, published on March 15, 2017 When transferring to a new college, most students spend their first semester learning their way around the campus, becoming familiar with their classes and professors, and making new friends. For Khodr Farhat, his experience was similar, but with one huge difference: he […]
This past Veteran’s Day we shared Dave’s story, which is one of perseverance, healing, and creating. Dave is a veteran who is disabled and has PTSD. He finds peace and healing through his woodworking, which he does in his small garage studio. His studio works well in the warm months, but since it doesn’t have […]