Community Connections Podcast | Episode 1

Working with Disabilities

Welcome to Disability Network's Community Connections podcast where we promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities.

Join us on our first podcast where Executive Director Jim Moore discusses the challenges and benefits of remote work with Disability Network's Employment Specialist John Burtrum.

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John is a certified work incentive practitioner and employment specialist for Disability Network in Traverse City. He is committed to the person-centered approach for program planning, support and services provided to people with disabilities.

John Burtrum | Employment Specialist | 231 633 6135

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Disability Network is the first stop for people with disabilities and their families in northern Michigan. Our mission is to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities. We educate and connect people with disabilities to resources while advocating for social change in an accessible and welcoming community. Disability Network is  providing services to customers and community members via phone, email and online. We welcome you to virtually join us for peer support and connection with our weekly online Zoom events at



Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903

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