Telling Our Stories

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At Disability Network Northern Michigan, 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 or your time makes a huge difference in the lives of the people we serve. Please consider a donation to Disability Network Northern Michigan or volunteer to be a change agent that enables people with disabilities to live fully–engaged lives.

Here are some of our latest stories:

Reuben's Story


Advocate Reuben Miller has challenged and brought about disability culture change in Grand Traverse County for decadesLearn More.

Jill's Story


Jill fell at home and broke her hip. She was alone and in tremendous pain for days. When Jill made it to the hospital, she was told she would never walk again. Learn More.

Lea's Story


Lea has a dream. She wants to be a model and actress.   Learn More.

Faith's Story


Disability Network is happy to feature and share Faith’s story with Options Counseling. Learn More.


 We wanted to share that our daughter expressed how much the LIFE Program experience meant . . . Learn More


The stars were aligned when we connected with Disability Network. Learn More.

S. Trout


Michigan Rehabilitation Services Student Champion Award Winner. Learn More