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.

  • Anne Bonney Workshop Series: May 3, June 7, and June 28

    ANNE BONNEY – Workshop Series

    Join us for this free & fantastic workshop series provided by speaker, coach, and catalyst, Anne Bonney. Anne is a dynamic and engaging speaker with a lot of information, experience, and tools to share. You won’t want to miss this series. Come by yourself, or bring a friend!

    All workshops begin at 10 a.m. and are free to attend for individuals age 18 or older. All workshops will be hosted at Disability Network’s office except for May 3. The May 3, workshop will be hosted at the Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce. We ask that you RSVP with Jessie Bachmann.

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  • June 2016

    June 2016

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

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

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

Recent Posts

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 […]

Irish start-up wants to be Google Maps for people with disabilities

 –  BY JONATHAN KEANE March 06, 2016 – posted on Mashable In 2012, Matt McCann visited London thinking he had booked the perfect hotel room. Beyond searching for a good price and decent location, he needed a hotel designed with accessibility in mind. McCann has cerebral palsy and uses a rolling walker to get around, and found a […]

Navy funds autism-screening app, hoping for help with PTSD

 –  By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press | Sunday, 20 Mar 2016 | 10:47 AM ET The Associated Press   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. While developmental and trauma disorders […]

Sensory Friendly Saturdays

 –  The Autism Alliance of Michigan is teaming up with local museums and attractions to offer sensory friendly experiences for families and individuals on the autism spectrum during the month of April for National Autism Awareness Month. Special events, accommodations, and activities will be offered on the following dates and locations:   April 2nd-10AM-2PM Charles H. […]

Women with Disabilities – 27 million of us in U.S.

 –  Featured in The Record Eagle on March 12, 2016 BY SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist I am one of the 27 million women in the United States with a disability. Disabled at age 18, I knew little about eminent women with disabilities, apart from Helen Keller. In high school history classes we learned about FDR and […]