Advocacy Council (DNAC)

Information & Events

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Do you have a disability and are over the age of 18?  

Do you know someone that may want to join our peer to peer disability advocacy council?

Our Advocacy Council (DNAC) welcomes all individuals with disabilities who are age 18 or older.  This group is organized and lead primarily by it’s members, and offers fantastic opportunities to learn from other peers, engage in the community, and gain support.

DNAC main focuses are:

  • Independent Living Skills
  • Building Social Connections
  • Leadership Skills
  • Providing Ongoing Support for Member’s Realistic Goals for their Future


All abilities are welcome to attend these free and fun peer to peer group activities.  Bring a friend, or come by yourself and meet new friends!  We value your participation and ideas.

For questions or additional information contact Demarie – 231.922.0903  ext. 321

Do you have an idea for a topic or something to share with our DNAC group? Let us know by sending us a note!

Check out the Disability Network Advocacy Council Facebook page!


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June 2019 events calendar. Call 231.922.0903 to request info in a different format.

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Take our Social Group Gaming Survey: Call 231.922.0903 to request information in a different format.We need your help and value your opinion.

We are considering adding an accessible gaming social group and want to hear from you!

Please take our quick Social Group – Gaming Survey and let us know your thoughts.

PEER ADVOCACY GROUP – On break until July

Peer Advocacy Group Thursday, May 9, from 3 - 4 p.m. at Riverview Terrace Community Room. Call 231.922.0903 to request this information in a different format.

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Our Peer Advocacy Group is on break until July and will resume monthly meetings at that time.

Join our staff and connect with your peers at our Peer Advocacy Group at the Riverview Terrace Community Room. The Riverview Terrace is located at 150 Pine Street in downtown 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.  Come by yourself and meet new friends, or bring a friend with you.  We hope you can join us!

NEW! AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP – Wednesday, July 10, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.

This is a brand new group that has been formed due to the need in our community and community members bringing this need to our attention.

Join us for our first Amputee Support Group on Wednesday, July 10, from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. at the Disability Network office. (click here for directions around the E. Eighth Street Construction)

Help us spread the word and we look forward to seeing you on July 10!

DNNM MEN’S GROUP – Tuesday, July 16, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our Disability Network Men’s Group on Tuesday, July 16, at 2 p.m. the Disability Network Office. (click here for directions around the E. Eighth Street Construction) 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.  Group facilitator, David Prince, will initiate conversation among members.

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.  We will also work on managing stress and frustrations, conduct group activities and role playing, and brainstorm other ideas and topics for future meetings.

If you have additional questions please contact David Prince, at 231.922.0903 ext. 329


Our Emmet County peer to peer group, Disabilities Beyond Barriers, has joined forces with the Northern Advocacy Group (NAG). The combined group will meet the first and third Friday of the month at 12 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located at 820 Arlington Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770.

For questions or additional information about this group contact our Disability Network Petoskey volunteer, Faith – 231.347.9325.

Check out the Disability Beyond Barriers (Emmet County) facebook page!


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