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 […]

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. […]

Boardman Lake Trail – Public Open House – March 9

The design process for completion of the Boardman Lake Trail is underway and TART Trails wants the community’s input.  Attendees to this special public open house on Wednesday, March 9, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the University Center at NMC (2200 Dendrinos Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684) will get an update on the project and get […]

Fireworks-Free Fourth of July at select Michigan state parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 25, 2016 Contact: Stephanie Wirtz (DNR), 989-274-6182 or Lauren DeVol (Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency), 517-284-5236 Fireworks-Free Fourth of July offers veterans quieter camping options in select Michigan state parks Although winter feels like it has just started, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind visitors they can make camping reservations in select state […]

Community Invited to North Boardman Lake District Celebration on May 16

Community members are invited to attend a celebration of the North Board Lake District from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 16 at Hull Park in Traverse City. The event will include adaptive sports and various recreational opportunities available in the newly branded corridor. Various businesses in the district, including Disability Network, will have informational booths. In […]

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

Craig Currier (231) 439-9358 – 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 […]

The Lighthouse to Host Adaptive Sports this Summer

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 […]

Free Events Celebrate Autism in April

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 […]