Parent Network

Disability Network’s Parent Network connects parents, guardians, and families of individuals with disabilities to one another for peer support, information, and resources. For information about the group contact Nicole Miller at 231.922.0903, ext. 321.

Looking to stay connected? Connect with our Disability Network Parent Network Facebook page.



Parent Network Workshop Series: Feb. 22 (MRS), Mar.15 (Benefit Planning), Apr. 26 (Networking & Sharing) 6-8pm

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We understand that parenting is a hard, but also rewarding. Join our team and learn about additional resources that can be helpful and support your loved one as they grow. Sharing in creative problem solving leads to success.  We hope you will join us and help us spread the word about this FREE and informative workshop series.

All workshops are FREE will be at our Traverse City office located at 415 E. Eight St. Traverse City, MI (parking & main entrance is in the back of our building) and go from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Please note that we will not have child care on-site.

RSVP with Nicole Miller by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 321 or email,

Wednesday, February 22: Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS).

Join us for an introduction and brief overview of the services offered through MRS. Find out which MRS office is closest to you by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 15: Future Planning for a Person with Disabilities

We’ll be talking about benefits planning, and what options are available for your loved one as they age.

Wednesday, April 26: Networking and Sharing

Share your experiences and network with other families.  Sharing in creative problem solving leads to success.

CLICK HERE if you have other questions regarding these workshops.



(hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

Understanding the IEP Process

Hosted by Nicole Miller and Karen Spring, TBAISD Monitor

These workshops will be hosted at the Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center, REMC Room, 880 Parsons Rd. Traverse City.

This workshop will help you better understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for children and youth who receive special education services. When you better understand the IEP process, and how to participate, you will have a better chance of your child getting the services they need to be successful in school. Our goal is to help you understand the basic IEP components and how they work together, specifically: The present level of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP statement); Writing measurable goals and objectives; Support services; and Plan implementation.

Who should attend: families of children/young adults with disabilities or learning difficulties, professionals, service providers, caregivers, school staff.

Register & RSVP with Nicole Miller, (231) 715-1503 or

Two opportunities to attend:

  • Wednesday, April 19, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, May 8, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Upcoming Webinars

Michigan Alliance for Families – on demand webinars

National Autism Association Autism Atrium Program free ongoing and recorded webinars