Our Vision 

  • A person is not identified as having a disability but is seen as a person.
  • Employers seek qualified employees, regardless of disability and provide reasonable accommodations.
  • Workplaces and public spaces, as well as programs and services, are accessible. Transportation is readily available.
  • Government agencies provide willing assistance and supports.
  • Mentoring and self-advocacy training are readily available.
  • We change how we build homes so that all are accessible, affordable and homes are available near jobs or on a transit route.

Our Core Beliefs

  • Disabilities are a natural part of life. Anyone can acquire a disability at any time.
  • Many of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities are a result of attitudes and environments, not the disability.
  • Disabilities positively affect and enhance the diversity of our community.
  • Everyone should have the opportunity to participate, contribute and belong to our community.
  • Everyone should have the opportunity to express his or her strengths, gifts and talents..

Our Mission

  • To promote personal empowerment and positive social change for persons with disabilities.

Events     View All ...


Men's Group | November Zoom Meetings

Date: Monday, Nov. 1 - Nov. 29, 2021
On: Mondays  from: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Virtual Gaming Social Group | November

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 2 - Nov. 30, 2021
On: Tuesdays and Thursdays  from: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Disability Network is excited to share a virtual social group celebrating all types of online games. This group meets online from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note the group will not be meeting on Thursday, November 25.  Currently, the gaming group is ...


SPIRIT Club | December Wednesday Zoom Meetings

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Dec. 29, 2021
On: Wednesdays  from: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Are you looking for an opportunity to move your body? Have you lost access to exercise programs and gyms due to Covid-19, or are you just looking for a fun group of people to find the motivation? Virtually join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am for this free program ...

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IT Training Available for Individuals With Disabilities

Released: Nov 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, Michigan—The Michigan Bridge to Opportunity Academy is seeking candidates for their training and certification program. Michigan Bridge to Opportunity Academy was specifically developed to empower and enable people with disabilities to achieve a meaningful career in information technology.


Community Connections | Fall eNewsletter

Released: Nov 18, 2021
Together We Give Together We Give is an online fundraising campaign that empowers you to raise awareness and be direcly involved in the donation drive. Join us as we change attitudes and perceptions about disability and maintain our digital strengths so everyone can connect and participate.


Vaccine Assistance

Released: Nov 17, 2021
Are you a person with disabilities looking for help to locate and/or access a vaccine clinic site near you? Call us at 231 922 0903. 

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903