Disability Network Blog

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 […]

Char-Em Transit Summit to Take Place on April 23

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 […]

Detroit rapper who is deaf helps community make their own videos

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Sean Forbes is  a rapper, writer, and video star in Detroit, MI.  “I am just able to feel the music and I was born into a musical family,” said Forbes. “The bass and the drum are the most easiest for me to detect.” But Forbes didn’t stop with his own […]