November, 2012


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Disability & Holiday Shopping

By Kathe Skinner

Leader Dogs teams with tech on GPS

Leader Dogs for the Blind is using technology to help clients navigate their communities in combination with a cane or guide dog.

Hiring a Personal Care Assistant

By Ruth Harrigan, Esq.

White House Solicits Input From Disability Community

When President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sat down Friday with leaders from special interest groups to discuss the impending fiscal cliff, at least one disability advocate was at the table.

Caring for Grandchildren Gathering on Nov. 27 in Petoskey

Enquiring minds are gathering to learn about caring for grandchildren.  Please join us for a night of information on Tuesday, November 27 at the Friendship Center (1322 Anderson Rd., Petoskey, MI.)


  • 5:30 p.m. Light supper served

  • 6:00 - 7:30 Information ...

Disability.gov Launches ‘What’s Your Connection?’ Campaign

Student with Autism Creates Short Film Showing Housing Needs for People with Disabilities


Dallas, Texas – Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH) announces an animated short film called “Where Will I Live Without You”.  The film depicts a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who experiences finds a home with support services ...

Heating & Holiday Fire Safety Workshop

Heating, cooking, entertaining, and decorating are all a part of the holiday season in Northern Michigan.  Unfortunately, these long-standing traditions may increase your chances of fire.

Special Needs Planning: Trusts, Funds, Guardianship...Oh My!

Disability Network will be hosting a Parent Network meeting on Wednesday, November 28  from 6:30-8:00 pm.  The focus of this month will be on special needs planning.  Jeffrey Wingfield, PLLC, and Kevin Mannor, LUTCF, will lead the session to ensure ...

Art of Recovery Opening Reception at Outre' Lounge in TC

Please join Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and the Inside Gallery for the 6th annual Art of Recovery: The Human Journey show.  The event will be a compelling display of art and music in celebration of the human journey.

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