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.

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

    April Events

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

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

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

  • CP Connect with Michigan State Representatives on April 27, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce. Please call 231-922-0903 to request this information in an alternative format.

    CP Connect April 2018

    Connect with your State Representatives, Curt Vanderwall, Larry Inman, and Tristen Cole.

    Join us on Friday, April 27, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce.

    This is your chance for an open discussion on the challenges of living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Northern Michigan. Your voice matters! Bring your good, bad, and unique experiences to share and discuss.

    Let us know if you’re coming and if you need any specific accommodations by calling 231.922.0903 ext.321. There is also an option to join the meeting remotely.

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    Your support will help us achieve our mission to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for individuals with disabilities.

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Recent Posts

Five Reasons to Accommodate Service Dogs in the Workplace

 –  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 […]

New Medicare Cards Are Coming. What you need to know.

 –  Have you heard that medicare cards without social security numbers are coming soon?   Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits.  Why?  To help protect your identity, Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.  Instead, the new cards will have a unique Medicare Number.  This […]

Pawsitively Powerful: 7 Ways Therapy and Service Dogs Help Veterans

 –  Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Jennifer Grant Animals assist humans in a myriad of ways, all worthy of the title of “Man’s Best Friend.” They also offer a variety of therapeutic benefits for many people in different occupations and stages of life. Veterans, those who protect the majestic American flag and serve the citizens of […]

Traveling Tips for Older Adventurers

 –  Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Henry Moore of FitWellTraveler.com Close your eyes, and picture the average adventure traveler. Are you thinking of a mid-twenties guy, backpack slung over his shoulders, maybe a bandana holding back his dreadlocks? Well, you might be shocked to find that the average globetrotter is actually a 47-year-old woman. More and more middle-aged and […]

Sensory-Friendly Production coming March 24!

 –  Accessible and Entertaining Shakespeare Performance for Individuals with Special Needs Old Town Playhouse to offer its first sensory-friendly theatrical performance The Old Town Playhouse, in partnership with the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD), is pleased to announce a unique sensory-friendly performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Saturday, March 24, from […]

After I’m Gone: April 18 & 19

 –      After I’m Gone is a two-day workshop designed to assist families who have a child or an adult with a disability in planning for their future when that caregiver is no longer able to provide care. Join us for a FREE two-day workshop with information presented by The Arc of Northwest Wayne County, on April 18 & 19, […]

BATA Round Table Discussion – March 8, 3:00 p.m.

 –  Let’s try this again….The BATA Round Table Discussion has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. Join us on Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the Disability Network office* for a BATA Round Table Discussion. A representative from BATA will join us to answer your questions, listen to your comments, and hear […]

BATA Round Table – RESCHEDULED

 –  The BATA Round Table Discussion has been RESCHEDULED due to illness.  The new date is yet to be determined and will be announced on our website and social media.  Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. You’re invited!  Join us on Thursday, February 8, at 3 p.m. for a BATA Round […]