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.

  • 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.

  • Ask the Staff on Thursday, June 14 and 28, from 1 - 3 p.m. at our office. No Appointment Needed. Bring your questions and our staff is here to help! Call 231.922.0903 if you need this information in a different format.

    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 on Thursday, June 14, at 3 p.m. Please let us know if you need this information in a different format 231.922.0903.

    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!

  • Join us for the DNNM Men's Group on Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the DNNM office. Please let us know if you need the information in a different 231.922.0903

    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

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    Changing Perceptions.
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    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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