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.

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    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.

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

    February Events

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

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

    Please note that if Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) are closed our events are also cancelled.

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

  • Join us for the DNNM Men's Group on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at the DNNM office.

    DNNM Men’s Group

    Join us for our Disability Network Men’s Group on Tuesday, February 19, at 2 p.m. at our Traverse City office.

    This group is for men in our community seeking support, an opportunity to learn new skills, and a chance to connect with other men with disabilities.

    Our men’s group encourages individuals to bring up concerns they have relating to their disabilities and issues they are experiencing around the community with accessibility to facilities and services.

    For more information visit our Advocacy Council webpage or contact David Prince, at 231.922.0903 ext. 329

  • Parent Network Workshop Series: February 20, March 20, and April 17, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the TBAISD Conference Center located at 1101 Red Drive, Traverse City. Contact Nicole Miller to RSVP. 231.922.0903 ext.318 or if you need information in a different format.

    Parent Network Workshop Series

    Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, February 20, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m at the TBAISD Conference Center located at 1101 Red Drive in Traverse City.

    Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be there with our partners discussing Employment.

    If you would like additional information, please contact Nicole Miller by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 318 or email her at Nicole@disabilitynetwork.

  • Lunch and a Movie - "Love Story" on Friday, February 22, at 12 p.m. Call 231.922.0903 to request the info in a different format.

    Lunch and Movie

    Join us for Lunch and Movie on Friday, February 22, from 12 – 2 p.m. at our office. Bring your lunch and we’ll supply the popcorn!

    “Love Story” is a 1970 American romantic drama. Oliver Barrett IV, the heir of an American upper-class East Coast family, is attending Harvard College where he plays ice hockey. He meets Jennifer “Jenny” Cavilleri, a quick-witted, working-class Radcliffe College student of classical music. They quickly fall in love despite their differences.

    Everyone is welcome. See you there!

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