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Staff at the Ann Arbor CIL encourage unapologetic wholeness, and you can see this exemplified with all constituents. The strength of the whole community -staff, counselors, and peers- are helping me to say, with spunk, think what you will. The best kind of independence may well be freeing yourself from fearing the judgement of others! Gwnneth VanLaven, artist.

I have both visible and invisible disabilities. Peers at the CIL are inclusive and welcoming, most recently at the Diversability Theater activity I attended. Historically for me, having invisible health disabilities meant constantly defending my right to have specialized needs or accommodations. One wonderful thing CIL counseling has done is to not assume everyone has the same goals. We have been talking about what excites me and nourishes me, what aligns with my goals and values. I got counseling about more financial independence and addressing my own barriers and discomfort with a label. I have had a substantial change for the better since working with the CIL. Gwynneth VanLaven, artist. Background: Asphalta Angelica, Gwynneth VanLaven. Support the Ann Arbor CIL to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities like Gwynneth by making a donation today!

Donations help the Ann Arbor CIL hosts workshops and events and offer private services to help people with disabilities advance at home, at school, at work, and in the community. Our top services include peer support, advocacy, information and referral, transition, and independent living.

With your help, we’ve provided 2153 employment services, gotten 2052 youth involved in growth opportunities, and organized 9317 annual programmatic services.

A donation goes a long way in the lives of people with disabilities.

You can donate by mailing this donation card to

Ann Arbor CIL

3941 Research Park Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Gifts to the Ann Arbor CIL are tax-deductible.