Featured in the Record Eagle on June 3, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Giving voice to the voiceless. For months, I’ve heard that phrase attached to various groups: disabled military veterans, students in Parkland, Florida and women in the Women’s March or #MeToo movement. I don’t think you can give a voice to someone. Most […]
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.
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.
Ask the Staff
Do you have barriers that you are working through? We all do. Let us help.
Bring your questions and/or paperwork that you may need help with, and let our staff help you navigate through whatever barriers you are experiencing.
Join us on Thursday, June 14 & 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. No Appointment Needed.
Peer Advocacy Group
Join our staff and connect with your peers at our Peer Advocacy Group on Thursday, June 14, at 3 p.m.
Meet and socialize with your peers in the community. Learn how to advocate for your needs and the needs of others. Learn leadership skills. Voice what is important to you!
We’ll be connecting, brainstorming topic ideas that interest you, and listening to your thoughts and ideas. We hope you can join us!
DNNM Men’s Group
Join us for our new Disability Network Men’s Group on Tuesday, June 26, 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
YOU can make a difference!
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.
Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Henry Moore of FitWellTraveler.com If you find yourself on the road more than at home, keep reading. Here, we’ll share insight on the best ways to operate your business from anywhere on the globe. Utilize technology. The days before the Internet meant having to wait to work when the […]
We are thrilled to be part of Smart Commute Week going on from June 4 – 8, in the Traverse City area. Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for […]
Featured in The Record Eagle on May 6, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers My paternal grandparents, Ann and Roy, were extremely important to me. As their first grandchild, they supported me and my parents in every way that mattered. My grandfather, an immensely decent human being, stood for hours outside of my hospital room after […]
Featured in the Crawford County Avalance WRITTEN BY Dan Sanderson, staff writer Crawford County voters will decide a millage proposal on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot to keep the Crawford County Transportation Authority buses rolling. A .25 mill request to increase funding for the transportation system, better known as Dial-A-Ride, will be on the […]
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 […]
Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Daniel Atlas and FEATURED ON Rydoze.com Taking up cycling can be one of the best decisions you’ll make in life. Whether you choose to hop on a bike for health reasons, to help the environment, try a new activity, or even to supplement another sport, cycling is a ton of […]
Guest blog post WRITTEN BY Hillary Angus featured on Momentummag.com We all know that riding bikes is great for our physical health. It improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces body fat, builds strength, and improves circulation. But what about our mental health? The link between exercise and improved mental health is not new, many studies over the […]
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 […]
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 […]