The Disability Network (TDN) is a nonprofit center for independent living that partners with people with disabilities so they can live as independently in the community as possible. Since 1992, TDN has worked with thousands of individuals in the areas of independent living skills development, information and referral, peer counseling, youth, and adult transitional living, and advocacy.
We are changing the conversation on disability from fear, pity, victim, and stigma to hope, opportunity, expectation, and sense of purpose. We support youth and adults with disabilities using core values in the following areas:
- Information and Referral
- Peer Support
- Nursing Facility Transitions
- Youth Transitions
- Independent Living Skills
90% of our team & board self-identify as having a disability
The mission of TDN is to revolutionize communities to be inclusive and accepting, where all people thrive in the quality of life they create.
By 2025 Empower 5000 people with disabilities to reach their goals through our five core individual services and partner with 50 community organizations to be more inclusive through five core community services resources and education.
- Inclusion: We believe in the shared responsibility to create a culture of equity for all people regardless of ability, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, educational or financial status.
- Passion: We believe in bringing enthusiasm and focus to our work with consumers and community partners.
- Respect: We believe in valuing all people through acceptance, listening, and a desire to understand.
- Trust: We believe in honoring our commitments and engaging in open two-way communication.
- Teamwork: We believe the strength of a team comes from supporting each other, communicating well, and holding each other accountable.
Bruce Chargo | Chairman
Jim Garland | Vice-Chairman
Jerry Odglen | Secretary/Treasurer