During the summer of 2007, the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living replicated a survey first administered by United Way of Washtenaw County. Our survey focused specifically on the disability community and their concerns. This survey consisted of 52 issues or indicators which were compiled into 13 indices.
We reached out to participants over the phone, through email and our website, and face – to -face. What we found is that people with disabilities felt very strongly about issues related to employment, healthcare, housing, and transportation. And in almost all cases, people with disabilities felt that issues important to them were not being adequately addressed in our community.
Through the link below, you will find the report completed by Andrea King, then a student at the University of Michigan and intern at the Ann Arbor CIL. In addition to her report, we have attached a second report that reflects the statistical significance and therefore legitimacy of each indicator.
If you have any questions about either of these items, please contact Alex Gossage at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 971 0277 x.25<a href=’http://www.annarborcil.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2007-Community-
Needs-Assessment-Statistical-Tables.pdf’>2007 Community Needs Assessment Statistical Tables