News & Events

A New Era of Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Featured on the website Motherboard.Vice.com on Oct. 31, 2016. Written by Joseph Neighbor. 3D cameras have ushered in a new era of assistive technologies for people with disabilities. One such project, the Wheelie, allows users to control a wheelchair using only their facial expressions. Designed by Paulo Gurgel Pinheiro — a Brazil-based Intel® Innovator, co-founder and […]

Enrollment Open for Michigan ABLE Accounts

Featured on State of Michigan, MI Student Aid on October 31, 2016.  Visit https://www.miable.org/  for additional information and resources. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program was created to encourage and assist individuals and families in saving funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence and quality of life; and to provide […]

Shop Your Community Day

Ready, Set, Shop! Support Disability Network and get a jump on your holiday shopping at Shop Your Community Day on Saturday, November 12, in downtown Traverse City. It’s easy to give!  Visit any participating downtown merchant, do your shopping, and at checkout let the merchant know you want to support Disability Network as your non-profit.  Every purchase […]

Bryant Park Beach Cleanup with FLOW

Help keep our beautiful beaches clean and accessible for everyone.   You’re invited! Make a difference and be one of the 13,000 volunteers that participate each year in beach cleanups! Our friends at FLOW (For Love Of Water) are organizing another beach cleanup this year as a part of Alliance for the Great Lakes’ September Adopt-a-Beach […]

Accessing Our Country’s National Park Sites and Sights

Featured on Disability Blog on July 21, 2016. By Guest Blogger Jeremy Buzzell, Chief of the National Accessibility Branch, National Park Service  2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service– a defining moment that offers an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments as we prepare for a new century of stewardship […]

Beach Access at Wilderness State Park – Fundraising Continues

BY MATTHEW MIKUS, featured in The Petoskey News on July 8, 2016. A fundraising effort will try to raise $13,250 to provide beach access to Wilderness State Park for those with mobility barriers. Disability Network of Northern Michigan, a nonprofit based in Traverse City, has worked to provide both mobi-mats and deck walking access. The […]

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 […]