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 ...


Job Club | Employment Series One

Date: Monday, June 20 - July 25, 2022
On: Mondays  from: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Job Club | Employment Series One Virtually join us on Zoom for our Job Club Employment Series One for individuals who are contemplating employment. Individuals will have the opportunity to explore and learn options to prepare for employment. Topics and activities covered in the series include Virtual Job Shadow, Job ...


Men's Group | July Zoom Meetings

Date: Friday, July 1 - July 29, 2022
On: Fridays  from: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Saturday Virtual Gaming Social Group | July

Date: Saturday, July 2 - July 30, 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 ...

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Federal Free At-⁠home COVID-⁠19 Tests

Released: Jun 22, 2022


July Peer Support Events

Released: Jun 08, 2022
Men's Group     he/him/his  | they/them/their Zoom Meetings, Friday, July  1, 15, 19 | 10:00 to 11:00 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 ...


Planning for Your Golden Years

Released: Jun 02, 2022
Aging in Place By Alanna Lahey and Lorna Teng  

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903