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.

  • Faith floating in the water wheelchair at the Petoskey State Park.

    Access for Everyone

    Access for Everyone is a campaign led by local individuals to ensure that EVERYONE has the ability to actively work, play, and live in our community.

    We are currently raising funds for beach access at Wilderness State Park. Can you help? Make a donation today.

  • October 2016 Disability Network Advocacy Council Calendar

    October Calendar

    We want to hear from YOU! Take our survey and let us know what activities interest you. CLICK HERE for survey.

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

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

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

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Recent Posts

Bryant Park Beach Cleanup with FLOW

 –  Help keep our beautiful beaches clean and accessible for everyone.   You’re invited! Make a difference and be one of the 13,000 volunteers that participate each year in beach cleanups! Our friends at FLOW (For Love Of Water) are organizing another beach cleanup this year as a part of Alliance for the Great Lakes’ September Adopt-a-Beach […]

Accessing Our Country’s National Park Sites and Sights

 –  Featured on Disability Blog on July 21, 2016. By Guest Blogger Jeremy Buzzell, Chief of the National Accessibility Branch, National Park Service  2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service– a defining moment that offers an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments as we prepare for a new century of stewardship […]

Beach Access at Wilderness State Park – Fundraising Continues

 –  BY MATTHEW MIKUS, featured in The Petoskey News on July 8, 2016. A fundraising effort will try to raise $13,250 to provide beach access to Wilderness State Park for those with mobility barriers. Disability Network of Northern Michigan, a nonprofit based in Traverse City, has worked to provide both mobi-mats and deck walking access. The […]

Access for Everyone Fundraiser at Roast & Toast on June 23

 –  Please join Disability Network Northern Michigan and other community members at Roast & Toast Thursday, June 23, for an Access for Everyone fundraiser. We’ll be noshing on delicious food and sipping freshly roasted coffee this Thursday at Roast & Toast. Stop by, get information on DNNM, and find out more about the beach access project […]

Dance Mobility – FREE Wheelchair Ballroom Dance Class

 –  Dance Like No One Is Watching! Try something new, or brush up your dancing skills at this FREE class! Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group is hosting a FREE Wheelchair Ballroom Dance Class on July 16, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Bring a partner, or they can provide one for you. Call 231.486.6330 to register today […]

6 Awesome Assistive Devices for Those with Motor Control Issues

 –  BY LUCINDA WATROUS posted on Huffpost Healthy Living Blog on May 13, 2016. In the United States, 18.7 percent of the civilian population between the ages of 18-64 lives with some kind of disability. Of that group, 1.9 percent of them live with a self-care disability, whether physical, mental, or emotional, that affects their ability […]

Ready to Rumble with the Traverse City Roller Derby

 –  You’re invited…  Traverse City, MI – April 28, 2016  Traverse City Roller Derby has selected Disability Network as one of their non-profit partners for their 2016 season, and will feature Disability Network at their opening bout on Saturday, May 14, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.  Disability Network will be selling various items such […]

Anne Bonney to host Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series

 –  Please join us at our upcoming Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series.  We are thrilled to be working with Anne Bonney to offer this FREE workshop series. Anne brings a positive attitude, boundless energy, and a tool box full of tips and tricks to help everyone she works with find more fulfillment and success.  We hope […]