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A repeating theme: I need to wash my hands

Disability Issues Take the Lead in Record-Setting Years for Civil Rights Complaints

Free Events Celebrate Autism in April

traverse traveler logoFamilies living with autism and community members who seek to understand more about autism spectrum disorder can look forward to several free events set for this April, Autism Awareness Month.


  • April 15: Empowerment in Inclusion, 7 p.m. Traverse Area ...

Helpful Tips for Making the Return to School or College Easier Post-TBI

Video-on-Demand Children’s TV Programming Now Accessible for Thousands of Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities





Understanding the Content of the IEP Workshop to be Held on March 18

Michigan Alliance-PTI in Northwest Michigan is offering a free workshop, hosted by Nicole Miller, on March 18, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m at Disability Network, 415 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, MI. Sign-in opens at ...

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 ...

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.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend MI Council for Exceptional Children Conference from March 4-6

And the Top 10 Reasons are...


•Collaborate and network with experts in the field and other professional colleagues from around the state

Fire & Life Safety Workshop to be held on Feb. 19 for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community

GT Metro Fire Department logoThe Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, Quota International Club of Traverse City, Grand Traverse Central Dispatch, Grand Traverse Industries – LIS’N, and Disability Network Northern Michigan are hosting a Fire & Life Safety Workshop on Feb. 19 from 5:45-7 ...

Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative to Host Saturday Special: Invest in Yourself on Feb. 7

PRI LogoThe community is invited to attend a Super Saturday Special on February 7 from 9:00a.m.-3:30p.m. at the TBAISD Career Tech Center (880 Parsons Road in Traverse City.) The theme of conference is "Invest in Yourself ...

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 ...

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