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.

  • November 2017 Events Calendar. Please let us know if you need the calendar in a different format.

    November Events Calendar

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

  • Help us create a float for the Holiday Parade in downtown Traverse City on December 1.

    We Need YOUR Help.

    We are looking for several elves of all abilities to help us design, create, and participate in the Holiday Light Parade in downtown Traverse City to welcome Santa.

    We need you and your wonderful talents to get involved! The more, the merrier. Join us at all or the meetings that your time allows: Wednesday, November 1, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 6, 13, 20, 27, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. All the meetings will be taking place at our office located at 415 E. Eighth St, Traverse City.

    Have questions? Contact Demarie at 231.922.0903 ext. 321.

  • Parent Network Workshop Series: November 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Topic: Network and Sharing

    Parent Network Meeting

    Join us for our FREE Fall Parent Network Workshop Series on November 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street in Traverse City. Parking is located in the rear of the building.

    This is a casual setting that will allow you to network with other parents and guardians, and share your personal experiences. Sharing in creative problem solving leads to success! Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, has a wealth of knowledge and resources in her toolbox to share with the group. She can answer your specific questions and help guide you to the right path for your current questions and needs.

    We ask that you RSVP with Nicole Miller in advance by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 318 or email her at

  • 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.

  • Stay connected with DNNM. Follow us on Facebook (Disability Network/Northern Michigan), Twitter (@DisNetNM), and Instagram (@DisabilityNetworkNM)

    Get Social With Us

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

    Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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

  • Giving Tuesday November 28, consider giving to Disability Network

    Giving Tuesday Nov. 28

    Black Friday. Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY! Join us for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 28.

    Visit this page on our website for more information.

    Our small, but mighty non-profit needs your help to raise funds and awareness about the important work we do creating more inclusive and welcoming communities for everyone. You can make a difference!

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