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.

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

    August Events

    Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our August Calendar of Events.

    Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of August.

    Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.

  • Ask the Staff on Wednesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 22, 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.

  • Join us at Friday Night Live in downtown Traverse City on Aug. 10 and 17, from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Call 231.922.0903 to request information in a different format.

    Friday Night Live!

    Come see us at Friday Night Live in downtown Traverse City on Friday, August 10 and 17.

    Friday Night Live is a fun, community block party that happens on Front Street in Downtown Traverse City every Friday in the month of August from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    We’ll have an information table set-up and will be providing a festive free craft! Stop by and say hi. Plus, enjoy live music, art, games, and much more!

  • Join us for the DNNM Men's Group on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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 new Disability Network Men’s Group on Tuesday, August 21, 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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    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.

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