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.

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    You can help 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 & reach their goals.

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    April Events

    Spring is finally here! 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.

    Please note that if Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) are closed our events are also cancelled.

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

  • Join us for our Parent Network Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the TBAISD Conference Center located at 1101 Red Dr. Traverse City. We'll be discussing housing options. Call 231.922.0903 to receive the information in a different format.

    Parent Network Workshop Series

    Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, April 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m at the TBAISD Conference Center located at 1101 Red Drive in Traverse City.

    Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be there with our partners discussing Housing options for your loved one.

    If you would like additional information, please contact Nicole Miller by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 318 or email her at Nicole@disabilitynetwork.

    ***Please note if the TBAISD is closed due to weather this event will be canceled.***

  • Our office is closed April 19. Thank you for your understanding. Call 231.922.0903 to request this information in a different format.

    Office Closed April 19

    Our office will be closed Friday, April 19.

    We’ll resume normal business hours on Monday, April 22.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Celebrate Mother Earth and Earth Day with planting seeds on April 22, at 2 p.m. Call 231.922.0903 to request info in a different format.

    Earth Day Seed Planting

    Join us in celebrating Mother Earth on Earth Day! We’ll be planning seeds on Monday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the Disability Network office.

    Bring your planter pot that you collaged earlier in the month, your own unique pot, or use one of ours to plant your seeds.

    Celebrate Spring and our wonderful planet!

    For additional information contact Demarie at 231.922.0903.

  • Sheets of Sand Movie Premiere on Monday, April 29 - 6-7 p.m. at the State Theatre. Call 231.922.0903 to request info in a different format.

    SHEETS of SAND Movie Premiere!

    Join us at the movie premiere of SHEETS of SAND on Monday, April 29, from 6-7 p.m. at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City.

    This story centers on a young woman with mild Cerebral Palsy and her emerging self confidence in a world of prejudice and judgement. Starring a Grand Traverse local!

    Tickets are $5 and proceeds will be divided between Disability Network Northern Michigan, ProjectCinemaMI.org for future projects, and the State Theatre.

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 –  Due to the harsh winter weather we are experiencing today our office is closed for the day, Wednesday, January 30.  We plan to resume normal business hours tomorrow, January, 31.   Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thank you for your understanding, and please be safe if you have […]

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Social Security Fraud Alert

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 –  Emmet County and Straits Regional Ride have joined together to aid in your transportation needs! Your new bus service is expanding in Emmet County starting January 2, 2019. Daily service begins in Mackinaw City to multiple locations in Emmet County. Get a ride to work, school, doctor appointments, shopping and recreation on the new EMGO!  […]

A Quick Guide for Seniors Modifying or Buying an Accessible Home

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