Community Connections | Spring eNewsletter

Together We Give

Accessibility in Motion

Accessibility in Motion is a community engagement initiative that empowers you to raise disability culture awareness around access and inclusion in our communities.

Ways YOU Can Get Involved

Together, giving is the way we build inclusive and welcoming communities. Join us as we come together to impact change, reduce structural and societal barriers while we work to make our communities welcoming for people of all abilities.

Share Our Facebook Event

Help us raise awareness by sharing our Facebook Together We Give Event on your personal Facebook page. Stay connected on all the exciting happenings at Disability Network by following our Facebook page.

Events

Disability Network supports a community of people with disabilities and their families. We have the tools and weekly online virtual events to support you during this challenging time. Share our events page with your friends and family.

We All Have A Story

Access and Advocacy are two of Disability Network’s core services. We are helping people with disabilities live fully engaged and self-directed lives every day. According to Disability Network’s Peer Advocacy Group Facilitator Demarie Jones, “While the Americans with Disabilities Act addresses many barriers for people with disabilities, there is still a lot of work to be done to build inclusive and accessible communities. Access is as individual as the person needing it.”

Together We Give Thanks

By becoming a supporter, donors directly impact the lives of people with disabilities as we work to build inclusive communities. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to promoting personal empowerment and positive social change for persons with disabilities. We simply could not do this without you!

Accessible Recreation Day

Disability Network, Grand Traverse County and Norte invite you to a free community family event focusing on accessible recreation activities. Learn about regional accessible recreation agencies and grow community connections while the family has a fun day exploring all the hands-on activities!

The Accessible Recreation Day event will be held on Thursday, June 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. The community partners [Lighthouse Rehabilitation, Friends of Sleeping Bear, Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation, TART Trails, The Dream Team, Norte and the Grand Traverse County] are excited to offer accessible, family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. Join Disability Network staff as we host inclusive SPIRIT Club exercise classes that are accessible and fun for all!

Accessible Recreation Day Activities

Disability Network 
SPIRIT Club Activities
 
Grand Traverse County
Trails, Parks and Outdoor Venue Information
 
Norte 
Adaptive Bike Demo | Adaptive Bike Tune-up

MeetUp Ride for the Deaf Community
 
Lighthouse Rehabilitation
Bocce Ball | Bowling
 
Friends of Sleeping Bear
Track Chair | Mobile Visitor Center
 
Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation
1:00 p.m. PWR! Class | Carnival Games 
 
TART Trails
TART Trails Activity
 
The Dream Team
Softball Activity

Staff Publication

Northern Express "The Outdoors Are for Everyone" Article

Click on the above title to read the online Northern Express, "The Outdoors Are for Everyone" article featuring an interview with Disability Network Executive Director Jim Moore.

Program Spotlight

Peer Advocacy News

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

On July 26, 1990, President George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

The purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. At Disability Network, we are helping people with disabilities live fully–engaged and self–directed lives in inclusive communities. We warmly welcome you to read the shared stories from people we have worked with to help them reach their independent living goals.

We cannot do this important work without you. Every gift of donated funds makes a huge difference in the lives of the people we serve. Please consider a donation to Disability Network that enables people with disabilities to live fully–engaged lives.

We Care About You, Let's Connect

Disability Network supports a community of people with disabilities and their families. We have the tools to support you during this challenging time.

Please visit disabilitynetwork.org for up-to-date information on our community’s response to COVID-19 and our weekly virtual online events.