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.

July 2019 Events Calendar

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  • Eighth Street is under construction May 6 - Oct. 18 and is closed from Boardman Ave to Woodmere. You are able to access our office through the alley behind our building. Please call 231.922.0903 for additional directions.

    Eighth Street Construction

    We want to make you aware that E. Eighth Street is under construction May 6 through Oct. 18.

    Eighth Street is closed from Boardman Ave to Woodmere Ave for this construction. You are able to access our office through the alley behind our building.

    Please call 231.922.0903 for additional directions or questions.

    You may visit http://8thstreettc.info for additional construction updates.

  • New! Amputee Support Group Wednesday, July 10, 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Disability Network office. Call 231.922.0903 to request info in a different format.

    NEW! Amputee Support Group

    Join us for our first Amputee Support Group on Wednesday, July 10, from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. at the Disability Network office.

    We’ll be laying the ground work with the members to see what direction they would like to take this group, what topics they would like to discuss and other ideas they have to contribute.

    We hope you will join us!

  • Join us for the DNNM Men's Group on Tuesday July 16, at 2 p.m. at the DNNM office. Call 231.922.0903 to request information in a different format.

    DNNM Men’s Group

    Join us for our Disability Network Men’s Group on Tuesday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the Disability Network 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

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

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Social Group – Accessible Gaming Survey

 –  We need your help and value your opinion. We are considering adding a accessible gaming social group and want to hear from you! Please take our quick Social Group – Gaming Survey and let us know your thoughts. If you have additional questions, please contact Demarie Jones at 231.922.0903 ext. 321 or email Demarie with your questions […]

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