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Our Vision

  • A person is not identified as having a disability but is seen as a person.
  • Employers seek qualified employees, regardless of disability, and provide reasonable accommodations.
  • Workplaces and public spaces, as well as programs and services, are accessible. Transportation is readily available.
  • Government agencies provide willing assistance and supports.
  • Mentoring and self-advocacy training are readily available.
  • We change how we build homes so that all are accessible and accessible, affordable homes are available near jobs or on a transit route.

Our Mission

To promote personal empowerment and positive social change for persons with disabilities.

Our Core Beliefs

  • Disabilities are a natural part of life. Anyone can acquire a disability at any time.
  • Many of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities are a result of attitudes and environments, not the disability.
  • Disabilities positively affect and enhance the diversity of our community.
  • Everyone should have the opportunity to participate, contribute, and belong to our community.
  • Everyone should have the opportunity to express his or her strengths, gifts, and talents.

 

 

Mission

Building Communities that work. 

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Support Our Work

Disability can occur at any age and at any moment—in fact, 80% of us will have a disability at some point in our lifetime. Your support will help us to continue promoting personal empowerment and positive social change for individuals with disabilities. For every dollar invested in Disability Network, $13 is returned to our region. Our programs boost the economy, create a more inclusive community, and offer tax savings for Michigan residents. 

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About Us

Most people equate disability with limitations. It’s our job to change the perceptions and realities that prevent people with disabilities from sharing in the community. We provide training, mentoring and referrals to help people with disabilities and their families live productive lives. We also work on a larger scale, helping governments and businesses make changes that benefit everyone in the community.

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Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI   49686

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

Accessibility Statement:

Disability Network Northern Michigan is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience. This website has been developed to comply under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which was enacted to eliminate barriers to information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities and to encourage the development of new technologies to help achieve these goals. This law requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to information and data comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities.

DisabilityNetwork.org is regularly monitored to ensure that it meets the requirements of Section 508, along with the best practices outlined by the W3C’s (World Wide Web Consortium’s) Web Accessibility Initiative, specifically WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Level A Compliance. We are diligently working to reach and maintain a higher standard of accessibility, which is Level AA Compliance of W3C’s WCAG standards. Because technology changes rapidly, this is an ongoing process.

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 jen@disabilitynetwork.net.