At Disability Network, it’s in our power to change everything, from individual lives to the wider community. We help people with disabilities and their families lead more productive lives in Northern Lower Michigan.  But our efforts don’t just benefit them. They help everyone, with and without disabilities, who lives in, works in, or passes through our community.  It’s our mission to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities.

  • Your donation can make a difference. Consider donating to DNNM. Visit Call 231.922.0903 to request info in a different format.

    Make a Difference Today!

    Changing Lives.
    Changing Perceptions.
    Changing Communities.


    You can help ensure that EVERYONE has the ability to actively work, play and live in our community.

    Your support will help promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities, and build more inclusive environments for EVERYONE to share their gifts & reach their goals.

  • January 2019 Events Calendar. Please call 231.922.0903 to let us know if you need the calendar in a different format.

    January Events

    Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our January Calendar of Events.

    Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of January.

    Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.

  • Our office is closed Monday, January 21, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please call 231.922.0903 to request information in a different format.

    Closed January 21

    Our office will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    “Love is the only force capable of transforming a enemy into a friend.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

    We’ll resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Volunteer Orientation

    Get involved and make a difference!

    Join us on Monday, January 28, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for our Volunteer Orientation at our Traverse City office.

    Learn about our mission, the ways you can volunteer, and gather more information on Centers for Independent Living and the Disability Movement.

    Fill out a volunteer application and get started today!

    RSVP with Demarie by January 21, at or call 231.922.0903 ext.321.

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New Bus Routes In Emmet County! Get there with EMGO.

 –  Emmet County and Straits Regional Ride have joined together to aid in your transportation needs! Your new bus service is expanding in Emmet County starting January 2, 2019. Daily service begins in Mackinaw City to multiple locations in Emmet County. Get a ride to work, school, doctor appointments, shopping and recreation on the new EMGO!  […]

A Quick Guide for Seniors Modifying or Buying an Accessible Home

 –  Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Sharon Wagner of Are you a senior in the market for a more accessible home? Downsizing or modifying your home is the perfect step to reducing stress in your life and making aging in place easier. Like many older adults, you may be a bit confused about where to start. […]

Honoring 41 and the ADA

 –  These last few weeks we have mourned the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, our 41st President.  One of his greatest accomplishments in office was enacting an important policy we know today as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation and is […]

Holiday Hours

 –  Good Tidings of Comfort & Joy From our family to yours, wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of joy and peace. Our office will be closed Monday, December 24 through Monday, December 31, and on Tuesday, January 1. We’ll resume normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2.  Our normal business hours are Monday through […]

RECALL: Bedside Shaker Fire Alarms

 –  Thank you to the Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority for bringing this recall to our attention! Lifetone Technology recalls bedside fire alarm and clocks due to failure to fully alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Lifetone HLAC151 Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock with serial numbers ranging from AC160600001 through AC160604102 and AC170100001 […]

Splash into a Post-Retirement Vacation (without Drowning in Debt)

 –  Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Sharon Wagner of After decades of hard work, you want to spend your retirement soaking up the sun, exploring new places, and enjoying new experiences. But you also want to watch your nickels and dimes. Here’s how you do both: Manage costs at home. One of the biggest issues […]

Giving Tuesday! November 27

 –    The holiday giving season is just around the corner – can you believe it?  Kick it off by participating in Giving Tuesday! Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.  Join us for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back.  On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the globe […]

Parent Network Workshop – November 14

 –  Parenting is tough.  We understand and we’re here to help.  Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, November 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City*.  Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be discussing Social Security and Work Incentives Overview.  A light […]