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Employment for People with Disabilities in Poverty: A Need for National Attention

University of Minnesota logoThis Policy Research Brief, created by the University of Minnesota, is second in a series investigating poverty and disability. The purpose of the brief is to provide an in-depth national and state understanding about poverty and disability by investigating how ...

Finding my Voice: Faith's Story

Faith with her friend Nancy at Petoskey State Park BeachBefore Faith began volunteering for Disability Network, she lacked confidence and didn't have many social connections. “I got out, but it was minimal. I was always quiet, and never felt like I was really needed,” she said. Now, Faith ...

Disability Network Hopes to Raise $42,660 to Make 4 Beaches Accessible by Summer 2015

3 individuals who use wheelchairs and a young lady who is blind gather on the new ADA Walk at Clinch Park Beach in Traverse City.Disability Network is excited to announce this year's Beach Access Projects as part of their Access for Everyone Campaign. The 501c3 nonprofit hopes to raise a total of $42,660 to make four beaches accessible by Summer 2015 to ...

Student Conference Teaches LIFE Skills & Inspires Youth

Mo chatting with a male student, along with a teacher and his service dog. The annual regional LIFE Student Transition Conference welcomed approximately 280 high school students with disabilities from 17 schools in Northern Michigan on December 9, 2014.

Adapted in TC: You have to know me to know my bleeding heart

Adapted in TC: Receiving help is as important as giving

Senior Helpers Offers Dementia Care Workshop Series

The Senior Helpers are offering a free Dementia Care Workshop Series to community members and organizations. The three workshops are designed to provide caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia with engaging, positive, and cognitively ...

Adaptive Aquatics Clinic to Take Place on Feb. 18 at GT Bay YMCA

YMCA logoThe Grand Traverse Bay YMCA is hosting a FREE Aquatics Clinic for individuals with disabilities on February 18 from 5pm-7pm.  All pool users can benefit from the physical properties of water, which assist in healing and exercise performance. This clinic ...

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Temporarily Had A Physical Disability

By Julia Reinstein

Adapted in TC: Privilege isn't always about economics

A Soldier's Perspective: Matt's Message

Matt in his army uniformBy Matthew Snider, US Army, SGT, Ret.

Disability Network Provides Much Needed Support to Veterans: Jason's Story

reining liberty ranchJason is one of many veterans trying to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury. Disability Network works closely with returning veterans, helping them reintegrate back into the community. “Thanks to Disability Network’s help, I’ve ...

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