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Crash sparks efforts to protect adults with disabilities

Photo credit: Tessa LightyBy SARAH ELMS  Roger and Elaine Loeffelbein want to make sure another adult with disabilities won’t go through what their son did.

Adapted in TC: Coping with ripple effects of suicide

Susan OdgersBy SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist

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 District ...

Caroline Casey: Looking past limits

Adapted in TC: Taking control of life's biggest choices isn't easy

Susan OdgersMy husband, Tom, and I wanted to start a family after 11 years of marriage.

Community Conversation to Take Place on May 12 in Gaylord

UCP logoThe DD Council wants to hear from YOU!

Adapted in TC: Answers to one of life's biggest questions

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 6:00 pm.

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.

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease


This short three minute video describes the progression of Alzheimer's Disease—how it damages the brain and how it affects behavior—in a simple, clear way. Every family caregiver should watch this to better understand what is happening with their loved one. ...

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