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Stop saying "Wheelchair Bound" And Other Outdated And Offensive Terms To People With Disabilities

"Give Your Business the Upper Hand" in Michigan

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Enrollment Open for Michigan ABLE Accounts

Michigan ABLE ActFeatured on State of Michigan, MI Student Aid on October 31, 2016.  Visit  for additional information and resources.

BATA Survey Link

BATA LogoYour thoughts matter to BATA!  BATA is currently trying to more deeply understand community needs in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties.  This summer BATA conducted two focus groups and a survey of community and business leaders to develop transportation plans ...

Beach Access at Wilderness State Park - Fundraising Continues

BY MATTHEW MIKUS, featured in The Petoskey News on July 8, 2016.

Access for Everyone Fundraiser at Roast & Toast on June 23

Roast & ToastPlease join Disability Network Northern Michigan and other community members at Roast & Toast Thursday, June 23, for an Access for Everyone fundraiser.

Dance Mobility - FREE Wheelchair Ballroom Dance Class

Dance Like No One Is Watching!

Dance Mobility Free Wheelchair Ballroom Dance ClassTry something new, or brush up your dancing skills at this FREE class!

6 Awesome Assistive Devices for Those with Motor Control Issues

Brain implant lets quadriplegic man use his own hand

BY MICHELLE STARR - posted on on April 13, 2016

Anne Bonney to host Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series

Empowerment and Leadership Workshop Series (Click to Enlarge)

Irish start-up wants to be Google Maps for people with disabilities

Women with Disabilities - 27 million of us in U.S.

Featured in The Record Eagle on March 12, 2016 BY SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist




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Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903
Fax: (231) 922-2597

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If you experience any accessibility issues in relation to this website, please contact us. Let us know which page or item you need help with and we will provide a solution that works for you within a reasonable period of time. Questions, comments or complaints about the accessibility of our website, videos or documents can be sent to Jennifer Hutchinson at