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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SPIRIT Club | September Zoom Meetings

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 7 - Sept. 28, 2022
On: Wednesdays  from: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.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 1:30 p.m. EST for this free program ...


Adult Peer Advocacy Group | September Zoom Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022 , from: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Disability Network invites you to virtually join us for our online Adult Peer Advocacy Group Zoom Meeting on Thursday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m. EST. Learn how to advocate for your needs and the needs of others. Learn leadership skills. Voice what is important to you!  


Men's Group | October Zoom Meetings

Date: Monday, Oct. 3 - Oct. 31, 2022
On: Mondays  from: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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Released: Sep 22, 2022


Job Club

Released: Sep 13, 2022
Job Club | Employment Series One Zoom Meetings, Mondays, October 3-October 31, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EST Join us on Zoom for our Job Club Employment Series One for those who are contemplating employment. Explore and learn options to prepare for employment. Topics and activities covered in the series include ...


October Peer Support Events

Released: Sep 13, 2022
Men's Group     he/him/his  | they/them/their Zoom Meetings, Mondays, 10:00 a.m. EST  This group is for men in our community seeking support, an opportunity to gain new skills and a chance to connect with other men with disabilities. We will work on managing stress, frustrations and issues they may be experiencing around ...

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903