Disability Network Blog

Social Group – Accessible Gaming Survey

We need your help and value your opinion. We are considering adding a accessible gaming social group and want to hear from you! Please take our quick Social Group – Gaming Survey and let us know your thoughts. If you have additional questions, please contact Demarie Jones at 231.922.0903 ext. 321 or email Demarie with your questions […]

Thank you Precision Plumbing & Heating Cares!

Precision Plumbing and Heating actively supports our local non-profits and every month awards $1000 to a local charity or cause. We are extremely grateful to be the April recipient! Their generous donation is going towards the re-design of our website. Our re-designed website will include improved accessibility to make sure that everyone has access to […]

Changing Signs Changing Minds

On April 24, we traveled to our State Capital for Legislative Day. We do this every year, joining our sister Disability Networks throughout the state, to advocate for changes that promote personal empowerment and positive social changes for people with disabilities. This year our focus was the “Go Logo,” which Representative Beau LaFave introduced in […]

Join us for Smart Commute Breakfast June 6

We are thrilled to be part of Smart Commute Week going on from June 3 – 7, in the Traverse City area. Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for […]

Ribbon Cutting at Wilderness State Park

You’re invited! We hope you will join us a the Ribbon Cutting to celebrate several accessibility improvements at Wilderness State Park on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m. We are excited that more Michiganders and tourists of all abilities can now enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of several completed barrier-free improvements at beautiful Wilderness […]

5 ways Seniors Can Modify Their Homes to Age in Place Without Worry

Guest Blog Post WRITTEN BY Sharon Wagner of seniorfriendly.info. When it comes to improving quality of life for seniors, aging in place at home is hard to beat. To age in place safely though, certain modifications must be made to different areas of the home. Reducing falls and health hazards are the primary focus of home […]

SHEETS of SAND – Movie Premiere!

Lights. Camera. ACTION! Join Disability Network Northern Michigan, Project Cinema Michigan, the screenwriter, director, and stars of the movie, and other community members at this exciting premiere of SHEETS of SAND. SHEETS of SAND centers on a young woman with mild Cerebral Palsy and her emerging self confidence in a world of prejudice and judgement. […]

Spiritual Wellness for Those with Cancer

Guest Blog Post written by Scott Sanders of cancerwell.org Cancer is the second most common fatal disease in the United States, just behind heart disease. The incidences of death from cancer have gone down in the last 15 years. Still, it’s been estimated that there would be 1,735,350 new cases diagnosed, and 609,640 deaths from […]