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.

  • Your donation can make a difference. Consider donating to DNNM. Visit

    YOU Can Make A Difference!

    Changing Lives.
    Changing Perceptions.
    Changing Communities.

    Donate today!

    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.

  • December Events Calendar. Please let us know if you need it in a different format.

    December Events Calendar

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

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

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

  • Cookie Decorating Day December 21, at 2 p.m.

    Cookie Decorating Day!

    Get in the holiday spirit with us! Join us for Cookie Decorating Day on Thursday, December 21, at 2 p.m.

    We’ll supply the cookies and decorating goodies, but we need YOU to join in the festive fun. Come by yourself and make new friends, or bring a friend with you to join in the cookie decorating festivities! The more the merrier.

    Please let Demarie know if you’ll be joining us, so we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. RSVP by calling her at 231.922.0903 ext. 321 or send her an email at

  • Happy Holidays from the DNNM team!

    Happy Holidays!

    From our family to yours, wishing you a joyous holiday season!

    Our office will have limited hours during the holiday season, please call ahead to confirm availability, (231) 922-0903.

    Holiday Office Hours:
    Closed Dec. 25 and 26.
    Limited availability Dec. 27 – 29.
    Closed Jan. 1

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    Get the latest & greatest updates on workshops, upcoming events, resources, and much more.

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    Share your thoughts and connect with others. Connect, Inspire, Support.

  • Join us at La Senorita (Garfield Location Only) on December 15, for our Gives Back Fiesta fundraiser.

    La Senorita Gives Back

    Disability Network and Plante Moran cordially invite you to La Senorita Gives Back Fiesta on Friday, December 15, all day long!

    Visit the La Senorita location at 1245 S. Garfield Ave, in Traverse City, on December 15, with your Gives Back Token, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to support Disability Network!

    Read more details here.

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Adapted in TC: When others don’t know best

 –  Featured in Record Eagle on November 19, 2017 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers, local columnist. My friends meant well. “We’ve been to Europe, but you shouldn’t go. How would you navigate the narrow cobblestone streets and sidewalks in your wheelchair?” they asked. Confused, I responded “How do people already living and using wheelchairs in Europe manage?” […]

Giving Tuesday – Nov 28

 –  The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday! Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.  Join us for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 28.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back.  On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the globe and […]

Shop Your Community Day – Nov 11

 –  Get Ready. Get Set. Shop & give! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, and support Disability Network at Shop Your Community Day in downtown Traverse City all day on Saturday, November 11. It’s easy to give!  Visit any participating downtown merchant, do your shopping, and at checkout let the merchant know you want to […]

Looking for elves to help!

 –  We are excited to participate in the downtown Traverse City Holiday Light Parade on Friday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. We’ll be lighting up downtown and welcoming Santa in a fun and festive way. We are looking for elves of all abilities to help us create our merry & jolly float highlighting accessibility.  Can you […]

Back to the Outdoors #OutdoorsForAll

 –  Featured on UpNorthLive with Marc Schollett on Friday, October 6, 2017 WPBN/WGTU (Kalkaska County) — Getting around in the woods is never that easy, but it’s extra hard for folks dealing with issues like traumatic brain injuries, limb amputations, dementia, or PTSD. A Northern Michigan man has launched a new guiding business called Restorative Outdoor Services that will […]

October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 –  Inclusion Drives Innovation  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of NDEAM is to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” According to U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, “Americans of all abilities must have […]

You’re Invited…Fall Open House

 –    We are hosting a Fall Open House on Thursday, October 26, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at our Traverse City office.  We invite all community members to attend, and will be providing light refreshments.  Come meet our friendly and helpful staff, find out more information about the services and programs we offer, and discover […]

We’re an Impact 100 finalist!

 –    We are thrilled to announce that Disability Network Northern Michigan is one of five finalists in the inaugural year of Impact 100.  Impact 100 is a transformational granting organization that is made up of 255 local women that have each pledged at least $1000 with the goal of awarding two grants of $127,500 each to […]

World Mental Health Day – Oct. 10

 –  Information from World Mental Health Day is coming up on Tuesday, October 10, and marks the 25th anniversary of this important day. World Federation for Mental Health founded this awareness day in 1992, and people all around the world have been holding events, sharing resources, bringing awareness forward for mental health and celebrating #WorldMentalHealthDay. […]