Our alley leading to our main entrance and parking lot is under construction. Unfortunately, it makes reaching our office a little complicated. When visiting our office, you will need to enter our parking lot through our Eighth Street driveway by the “The Law Offices of Matthew Connolly” located at 409 E. Eighth Street. Also, because of the […]
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.
Join in the fun, meet new people, and grow & develop new skills! Check out our October Calendar of Events.
Get involved with community events, peer to peer groups, and other fun Disability Network events throughout the month of October.
Do you have something you’d like added? Email Demarie with the details and your contact information.
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. Everyone is welcome!
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.
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, October 10, and Wednesday, October 24, from 1 – 3 p.m. No Appointment Needed.
Peer Advocacy Group
Join our staff and connect with your peers at our Peer Advocacy Group on Thursday, October 11, at 3 p.m. at Riverview Terrace Community Room. Riverview Terrace is located at 150 Pine Street in Traverse City.
Meet and socialize with your peers in the community. Learn how to advocate for your needs and the needs of others. Learn leadership skills. Voice what is important to you!
We’ll be connecting, brainstorming topic ideas that interest you, and listening to your thoughts and ideas. We hope you can join us!
Join us for our Disability Network Men’s Group on Tuesday, October 16, 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
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.
Parent Network Workshop
Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City.
Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be starting the conversation on Healthy Relationships; what this means, how to talk with your loved one about this topic, and what questions you have on this sensitive topic. A light dinner will be provided.
If you would like additional information, please contact Nicole Miller by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 318 or email her at Nicole@disabilitynetwork.
Due to construction in our alley, you will need to enter our parking lot through the Eighth Street driveway by the “The Law Offices of Matthew Connolly.”
Our main entrance and parking is located in the rear of our building.
We apologize in advance for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause.
Support Disability Network Northern Michigan on Saturday, November 10, 2018 just by shopping Downtown at Shop Your Community Day! Who: YOU and your friends & family What: Shop Your Community Day When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, ALL DAY Where: Downtown Traverse City* How: For every purchase you make at the participating stores, 15% […]
Parenting is tough. We understand and we’re here to help. Join us at our upcoming FREE Parent Network workshop on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at our office located at 415 E. Eight Street, Traverse City*. Our Parent Network coordinator, Nicole Miller, will be starting the conversation on Healthy Relationships; what this […]
The American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP Campaign aims to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Full political participation for Americans with disabilities is a top priority! AAPD works […]
Join us at our Fall Open House on Thursday, October 25, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at our Traverse City office. Meet members of our staff, learn about the services we offer, tour our office, and enjoy light refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fall, festive fun! Our office is […]
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 […]
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018 Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years! Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value […]
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 […]
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) as well as their caregivers and nurses to participate in a research study. Answers from the interviews will be used for research purposes to better understand: Their health information needs Their participation in other research studies Recruiting Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury […]
Featured in the Record Eagle on August 26, 2018 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers Writers watch people. We eavesdrop and register details we find significant. During her 2017 Traverse City visit, Pulitzer-winning author Elizabeth Strout said she created an entire novel from observing a gesture shared by a young couple riding the subway. Yesterday, at my hair salon, I […]