Michigan’s roads, bridges and highways were once the envy of the nation. The state that put the world on wheels built the country’s first concrete road over a century ago. Today, Michigan’s roads and bridges are dangerous. You see and feel their teeth-jarring, crumbling condition every time you drive. Our kids are on Michigan’s roads […]
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.
Jake shows off his pumpkin he carved during a DNAC gathering. DNAC provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to gain independent living skills while connecting with community.
Students in the LIFE program begin the school year at the high ropes course at Lake Ann Camp. Youth learn about teamwork, 100% cooperation, and problem solving strategies.
Faith enjoys floating in a Mobi Chair in Little Traverse Bay.
Dave takes a stroll to the shoreline at Petoskey State Park Beach with his grandaugher for the first time. As an Access for Everyone volunteer, he helped raise funds to make the beach accessible for everyone.
Erin builds ramps during Disability Network’s Ramp-a-Thon in honor of United Way’s Day of Caring. She helped raise funds to construct 15 ramps for community members in need.
Independent Living Skills
Carley learns how to prepare a healthy veggie stir fry during a DNAC cooking class. The workshop was a collaborative effort between MSU Extension and Disability Network.
The Lighthouse is offering FREE Adaptive Cycling and Paddling Clinics through Summer 2015. People of all abilities are invited to experience cycling and paddling with the use of adaptive equipment and modifications as needed. The Lighthouse’s clinics will provide an opportunity to exercise, connect with people, socialize, and experience the beauty of Northern Michigan. All […]
This proposal would provide funding needed to fix our roads and bridges for the long-term. It would require that all state taxes paid on gas go to transportation. State lawmakers would no longer be able to shift these taxes we pay on gas somewhere else. When do I vote: May 5, 2015 What’s the impact […]
Community members are invited to attend the Char-Em Transit Summit on April 23 from 11a.m.-1p.m at the Emmet County Fairgrounds (1129 Charlevoix Ave., Petoskey.) Attendees will have the opportunity to: Learn about the state of transit in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties from local and regional transit providers. Share ideas regarding how transit can help meet […]
The community is invited to learn more about the region’s roads and the upcoming transportation funding proposal at public forums in Cadillac and Traverse City on April 22nd. During the forum, Networks Northwest will share information on the state of the region’s roads, addressing road condition, road safety, upcoming construction, and related issues. In addition, […]
Families living with autism and community members who seek to understand more about autism spectrum disorder can look forward to several free events set for this April, Autism Awareness Month. April 15: Empowerment in Inclusion, 7 p.m. Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch, McGuire Room. Free seminar presented by the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest […]
People can control prosthetic limbs, computer programs and even remote-controlled helicopters with their mind, all by using brain-computer interfaces. What if we could harness this technology to control things happening inside our own body? A team of bioengineers in Switzerland has taken the first step toward this cyborglike setup by combining a brain-computer interface with […]
Research has shown again and again the undeniable healing power of music. One Interlochen alumnus is providing tangible evidence of that power, through work with soldiers who have sustained life-changing injuries on the field of battle, helping them find focus, voice and hope through conservatory-level training in music. Arthur Bloom, an Interlochen Arts Camp alumnus, […]
No one wants to feel like a slacker or be perceived as one. Adam shares some excellent advice about how to get necessary accommodations with the help of the school’s administration and professors.