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 on Wednesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 19, 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 Wednesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 22, from 1 – 3 p.m. No Appointment Needed.

  • Please join us at our Cadillac Open House at Lakewood on the Green on September 19, from 5 - 7 p.m.

    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 Planning Meeting on Monday, September 24, at 3 p.m. Call 231.922.0903 if you need this information in a different format.

    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 and Weaving Group on Thursday, September 27, from 1 - 3 p.m.

    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!

  • CP Connect Group on September 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

    CP Connect

    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!

  • Your donation can make a difference. Consider donating to DNNM. Visit

    YOU can make a difference!

    Changing Lives.
    Changing Perceptions.
    Changing Communities.

    Donate today!

    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.

  • Stay connected with DNNM. Follow us on Facebook (Disability Network/Northern Michigan), Twitter (@DisNetNM), and Instagram (@DisabilityNetworkNM)

    Get Social With Us

    Get the latest & greatest updates on workshops, upcoming events, resources, and much more.

    Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Share your thoughts and connect with others. Connect, Inspire, Support.

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

    September Events

    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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