Disability Network Blog

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. […]

Jobs for Vets! – Save the Date, March 22

Jobs for Vets! – Hiring Event You’ve served our country, now let’s work for you. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Hagerty Conference Center | Traverse City, MI 49686. It can be overwhelming and difficult to find gainful employment as a veteran, and Jobs for Vets! successfully matches veterans with […]

Super Saturday Special – Feb. 6

SUPER SATURDAY SPECIAL Super Saturday Special: Show me the Money Day February 6th 2016 The Super Saturday Special hosted by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative offers free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate income families and individuals, seniors, persons with disabilities, and those with limited-English proficiency. The event will take place on Saturday, February 6th, […]

12 Holiday Travel Tips for Families with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Sara Croft, Media Relations and Marketing Manager, Easter Seals Crossroads End of year holidays often require traveling to visit friends and family who live far away. Spending many hours in the car or getting on an airplane can be challenging for families with special needs. Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis has compiled tips from their […]

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation Provides Funding to Make Zorn Beach Accessible

Craig Currier (231) 439-9358 – ccurrier@petoskeynews.com HARBOR SPRINGS — Zorn Park beach soon will be equipped with a mat across the sand and chair providing access to the water for people with disabilities thanks to a generous gift from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Sara Ward, Program Officer at the Foundation stated, “One of […]

Adapted in TC: Coping with ripple effects of suicide

By SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist ‘Hello, hotline,” the woman answered. “I need to talk with someone,” I said. “In the past five weeks, two of my neighbors, a 19-year-old woman in one family and a 59-year-old man in another, died by suicide.” “I’m here. Tell me more,” she said. As a therapist and educator I’m aware […]