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.

  • April 2017 Events Calendar

    April Events Calendar

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

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

    Please note: Job Club has been rescheduled to Monday, April 10, and Monday April 24, from 3 – 4:30 pm.

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

  • Parent Network Workshop Series: April 26, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Topic: Network and Sharing

    Parent Network Workshop Series

    Join us for our Parent Network Workshop on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at our Traverse City office. This third workshop will focus on networking and sharing your experiences, as well as any exploring helpful tips & tricks you have discovered to help your loved one as they grow.

    This workshop is FREE to attend, but please RSVP by April 24 with Nicole Miller.

  • Volunteer Orientation Thursday, April 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

    Volunteer Orientation

    You’re invited! Join us on Thursday, April 27, from 1-2:30 p.m. at our Traverse City office for our Volunteer Orientation.

    Learn more about DNNM, the Disability Movement and the volunteer opportunities we have available. RSVP to reserve your spot by calling our office, 231.922.0903. Fill out a volunteer application today!

    You can make a difference!

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    Changing Perceptions.
    Changing Communities.

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

    Your support will help us achieve our mission to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for individuals with disabilities.

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    Micro Events for April

    Support Disability Network as these upcoming Pour For More April events!

    Join us Thursday, April 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Brewery Terra Firma and try their Pour For More featured craft brew, Blackberries In Space IPA.

    We’ll be at BLK\MRKT Friday, April 14, from 9 – 11 a.m. sipping on their featured Hazelnut Mocha!

    Check out one of downtown Traverse City’s newest restaurants, Olives & Wine on Tuesday, April 25, from 5 – 7 p.m.

    We’re having a pizza party at The Filling Station on Wednesday, April 26, from 4 – 11 p.m. When you order their specialty pizza they’ll donate 25% of the purchase back to DNNM!

Recent Posts

Pour For More Micro April Events!

 –  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 […]

The Google for People with Spinal Cord Injury

 –  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 […]

Blind Advocate partners with U of M

 –  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 […]

Veteran thanks Lowe’s for making a difference

 –  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 […]

NMC Designs Classes for Adults with Disabilities

 –  Featured on Interlochen Public Radio by David Cassleman. Northwestern Michigan College will soon offer classes specifically aimed at adults with learning challenges and disabilities. The college announced the pilot program earlier this week. The eight courses will cover a variety of lifelong learning topics, including robotics and animal care. “They’re designed just to allow the […]

Adapted in TC: The necessity for invention

 –  Featured in The Traverse City Record Eagle on Jan. 14, 2017. WRITTEN BY SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist. As a person with a disability, I currently use both manufactured and homemade assistive devices. Like many people, I need help with activities of daily living, health care and recreation. Assistive devices allow me to do things independently. However, no […]

Tap30 to host accessibility fundraiser on Jan. 25!

 –  Tap30, located in downtown Petoskey, will donate $1 from each pint of craft beer sold from a special “do good” tap on Wednesday, January 25, 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, in […]

Is Your AT Considered Durable Medical Equipment?

 –  Is Your AT Considered Durable Medical Equipment? – by AbleData Published: 11/09/2016   Is Your AT Considered Durable Medical Equipment? What is the difference between durable medical equipment (DME) and assistive technology (AT)? According to the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, P.L. 108-364, AT is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired […]

FCC Clears Path for Real-Time Text

 –  Media Contact: Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509 For Immediate Release FCC CLEARS PATH FOR TRANSITION FROM TTY TECHNOLOGY TO REAL-TIME TEXT Commission Moves Toward Modernizing Wireless Phone Text Compatibility WASHINGTON, December 15, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission today amended its rules to allow phone companies to replace support for an outdated form of text […]