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.

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Thursday Virtual Gaming Social Group | May

Date: Thursday, May 5 - May 26, 2022
On: 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 p.m. EST on Thursdays. Currently, the Virtual Gaming Social Group is hoping to play any and every game that people enjoy. From board games like ...

 

Saturday Virtual Gaming Social Group | May

Date: Saturday, May 7 - May 28, 2022
On: Saturdays  from: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Disability Network is excited to share a virtual social group celebrating all types of online games. This group meets on Saturdays from 1:00 to to 4:00 p.m. EST. Currently, the gaming group is hoping to play any and every game that people enjoy. From board games like Carcassonne and Saboteur to free ...

 

Job Club | Employment Series Two

Date: Monday, May 9 - June 13, 2022
On: Mondays  from: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Job Club | Employment Series Two Virtually join us on Zoom for our Job Club Employment Series Two where individuals will explore employment skills and broaden their abilities to prepare for employment. Topics and activities covered in this series include an overview of Employment Series One, Assessments, Freelance work, Resume/Cover Letter and ...

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Community Connections | Spring eNewsletter

Released: May 23, 2022
Together We Give Accessibility in Motion Accessibility in Motion is a community engagement initiative that empowers you to raise disability culture awareness around access and inclusion in our communities.

 

Peer Advocacy News

Released: May 23, 2022
We All Have A Story What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? On July 26, 1990, President George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination ...

 

Job Posting | Executive Director

Released: May 23, 2022
Disability Network of Northern Michigan is looking for a new Executive Director to replace the current retiring Executive Director. We seek a values-driven, collaborative and inclusive leader with extensive experience in nonprofit administration and management who is also a strong advocate of social justice in regards to disability issues. Having ...

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903