Meet & Greet Open House at Lakewood on the Green on September 19! You’re invited to join us for a casual and informative Meet & Greet Open House at Lakewood on the Green in Cadillac on Wednesday, September 19, from 5 – 7 p.m. Meet and visit with members of our board and staff […]
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.
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 Wednesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 22, from 1 – 3 p.m. No Appointment Needed.
Cadillac Open House
Join us at our Open House Meet & Greet in Cadillac at Lakewood on the Green on Wednesday, September 19, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Meet and visit with members of our board and staff to learn more about who we are and the many services we provide to communities throughout northern Michigan. Learn about our services, and ways you can support our work and get involved. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Lakewood on the Green is located at 128 Lakewood Dr, Cadillac, MI 49601. If you any questions please contact Dayna Valpey at 231.922.0903.
Holiday Light Parade
Get in the holiday spirit with us as we plan our featured float for the upcoming Holiday Light Parade in downtown Traverse City. Bring your creative ideas for this year’s float.
Our theme this year is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. We’re celebrating all abilities and inclusion!
The Holiday Light Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 17. Get involved in this fun and creative community event. Everyone is welcome!
NEW! Knitting & Weave Group
Get creative with us! Check out our new Knitting & Weaving Group on Thursday, September 27, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eighth Street, Traverse City. (Our parking and main entrance is located in the rear of our building.)
We’ll start a weaving on a small loom and talk about different techniques. Bring your own project or start a new one! We’ll have supplies to share with the group, and our Demarie will be on hand to help you get started. Learn a new skill, meet new friends, and get involved!
Join us at our upcoming CP Connect meeting on Friday, September 28, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at our office, located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City (parking and main entrance are located at rear of building).
Connect with others with Cerebral Palsy and openly discuss your challenges and successes living in Northern Michigan. Meet new friends, bring up topics that are important to you, and voice your concerns!
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 gifts & talents.
Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our September Calendar of Events*.
Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of September.
Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.
*Please note: The PEER ADVOCACY GROUP is meeting on SEPTEMBER 13, at RIVERVIEW TERRACE COMMUNITY ROOM. This meeting was misprinted on the calendars we mailed and listed on September 6.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 30, 2018 CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, Sutfinl1@michigan.gov Developmental Disabilities Council taking legislators to work to highlight Disability Employment Awareness Month LANSING, Mich. – To celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in employment, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting “Take Your Legislator to Work” events across the state in advance […]
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Everyone is invited! Join the wonderful group, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, at their Open House on Wednesday, August 8, from 1 – 4 p.m at Glen Haven in Sleeping Bear Dunes. They have been working hard on many accessibility improvements in the park and are offering everyone a chance to check out the fantastic […]
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