Advocacy Council (DNAC)

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Do you have a disability and are over the age of 18?  

Do you know someone that may want to join our peer to peer disability advocacy council?

Our Advocacy Council (DNAC) welcomes all individuals with disabilities who are age 18 or older.  This group is organized and lead primarily by it’s members, and offers fantastic opportunities to learn from other peers, engage in the community, and gain support.

DNAC main focuses are:

  • Independent Living Skills
  • Building Social Connections
  • Leadership Skills
  • Providing Ongoing Support for Member’s Realistic Goals for their Future



All abilities are welcome to attend this free and fun peer to peer group activities.  Bring a friend or come by yourself and meet new friends!  We value your participation and ideas.  Because these are organized activities we ask that you RSVP if you plan to attend these activities.  Please RSVP with Demarie at 231.922.0903 ext.321.

For questions or additional information contact Jennifer – 231.922.0903  ext. 319

Do you have an idea for a topic or something to share with our DNAC group? Let us know by sending us a note!

Check out the Disability Network Advocacy Council Facebook page!


ASK THE STAFF – Wednesday, March 1 & 15, 1 – 3 p.m.

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Do you have barriers that you are working through? We all do. Let us help. Bring your questions and/or paperwork that you may need help with, and let our staff help you navigate through whatever barriers you are experiencing.  We’re here to answer questions, help connect you to resources, and listen.

Join us on two Wednesdays, March 1 & 15, from 1-3 p.m. at our Traverse City Office located at 415 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, MI 49686.  This is FREE to attend and no appointment is needed.  Just pop into our office on either of these days in March (March 1 or March 15), and we’re here to help!





USA Men’s Goalball Team – Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Paralympic Goalball event March 11, at Leland Public Schools at 10:30 a.m.

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We are thrilled to welcome the 2016 Paralympic Games Silver Medal USA Men’s Goalball Team!

Join us at this FREE community event on March 11, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Leland Public Schools.  Leland Public Schools are located at 200 N. Grand Ave. Leland, MI 49654.  There will be so much to see and experience at this fun filled event!


10:30 a.m. Doors Open. Enjoy the Inclusive, Adaptive Sports & Recreation Vendor Exhibits (see below for vendor listing)

11:30 a.m. US Team Goalball Game

12:00 p.m. Public Q & A Session

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Goalball Experience with Community

Visit this DNNM blog post for additional information on this upcoming event!


GAME DAY – Thursday, March 23, 1 – 3:00 p.m.

A collection of board games.


Get your game on with DNNM!  We’ll be hosting a fun for all, game day on Thursday, March 23, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at our Traverse City office.  We’ll have a selection of board games on hand for you to select from, or bring your favorite with you to share with the group.  This is FREE to attend, and all abilities are welcome to join in the fun.

Let us know you’re coming!  Please RSVP with Veronica at 231.922.0903 ext. 318



 (DAWN) DISABILITY AND WOMEN NORTH – Friday, March, 31, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Disability And Women North (DAWN) will meet on March 31 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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DAWN is woman’s group where woman living with a disability come to share in discussion and support each other. This is a safe place to share your experiences, ask questions, and meet other women living with disabilities.

Join us on Friday, March 31, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. as we continue the discussion on being your own best friend.  Please bring one thing that inspires you (poem, picture, book, or a description of whatever it is) to share with the group.  We’ll also be brainstorming additional meeting ideas and outings!

To RSVP or for additional information contact Demarie at 231.922.0903 ext.321





Grand Traverse County Calendar: March 2017

March 2017 Events Calendar

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Our Emmet County peer to peer group, Disabilities Beyond Barriers, meets the third Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the John and Marie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located at 820 Arlington Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770.  Phone: (800) 248-6777

For questions or additional information contact Sherrie – 231.922.0903  ext. 316

Check out the Disability Beyond Barriers (Emmet County) facebook page!


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Twitter: @DisNetNM@DisabilityNetworkNM