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.

  • May Events Calendar. Please let us know if you need it in a different format. 231.922.0903

    May Events

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

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

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

  • Your donation can make a difference. Consider donating to DNNM. Visit www.DisabilityNetwork.org.

    YOU can make a difference!

    Changing Lives.
    Changing Perceptions.
    Changing Communities.

    Donate today!

    Access for Everyone is a campaign to 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 gives & talents.

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  • Our office is closed Monday, May 28. Thank you for your understanding. If you have questions please call 231.922.0903

    Closed Memorial Day

    Our office will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

    We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 29, when we resume normal business hours. Our regular hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Wishing you a safe and fun holiday weekend!

  • June Events Calendar. Please let us know if you need it in a different format. 231.922.0903

    June Events

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

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

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

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Your Voice Matters! Take this quick National Survey on Health Reform and Independent Living

 –  Information and Survey PROVIDED BY University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability and Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) The University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability (RTC:Rural) is teaming up with the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) to help recruit rural people for a national […]

Pedaling Towards Happiness: 7 Mental Health Benefits of Riding Bikes

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 –  Guest Blog WRITTEN BY Will Ponce Inspirational actor and folk singer Chris Burke (also a Goodwill Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society) is famous not only for his work but also for having said that “it’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count.” He spoke for all the people with a disability who constructively […]

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 –  Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Service dogs are becoming increasingly common for individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including mobility issues, seizure disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These dogs are trained to do a range of tasks, from opening doors to turning on light switches. Seizure detection dogs can even detect […]

New Medicare Cards Are Coming. What you need to know.

 –  Have you heard that medicare cards without social security numbers are coming soon?   Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits.  Why?  To help protect your identity, Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.  Instead, the new cards will have a unique Medicare Number.  This […]

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 –  Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Animals assist humans in a myriad of ways, all worthy of the title of “Man’s Best Friend.” They also offer a variety of therapeutic benefits for many people in different occupations and stages of life. Veterans, those who protect the majestic American flag and serve the citizens of […]