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 ...


SPIRIT Club | August Zoom Meetings

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 3 - Aug. 31, 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 ...


Saturday Virtual Gaming Social Group | August

Date: Saturday, Aug. 6 - Aug. 20, 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 ...


Thursday Virtual Gaming Social Group | August

Date: Thursday, Aug. 11 - Aug. 25, 2022
On: Thursdays  from: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Accessible Trails on the "Mama Bear"

Released: Aug 17, 2022
by Disability Network Recreation Coordinator Chris Timm  


Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Track Chair Vlog I

Released: Aug 17, 2022


September Peer Support Events

Released: Aug 10, 2022
Men's Group     he/him/his  | they/them/their Zoom Meetings, Mondays, September 12-26, 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 ...

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903