Category: News

Join us June 6 for a Spring Open House

5/24/2018

On behalf of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living we would like to invite you to our Growing Forward – Spring Open House on June 6th from 4-7 pm at the Ann Arbor CIL.  We have a new leadership team, new and innovative programming and a recent refresh of our building that we are excited to show our valued partners and supporters in our community. Enjoy refreshments while meeting our board and staff members, Alex Gossage our Interim… Join us June 6 for a Spring Open House

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2018 John Weir Scholarship Applications Now Available

2/23/2018

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living invites all high school seniors with disabilities to apply for the John Weir Academic Scholarship, named in honor of one of the Ann Arbor CIL founders. Applications are due Friday, April 6, 2018. One-time scholarships range from $200-$500. Eligible students for the John Weir Scholarship must: Be a high school senior graduating with the class of 2018; Have a significant disability of any kind – for example, physical,… 2018 John Weir Scholarship Applications Now Available

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Carolyn Grawi to Depart from the Ann Arbor CIL

12/19/2017

  It is with mixed emotions that the Ann Arbor CIL announces the departure of Carolyn Grawi from the Center.  Carolyn has served as Executive Director since 2014, and prior to that served the Center as Vice President of Programs 2013-2014, and Director of Advocacy and Education 2005-2013. She will be leaving the Center to pursue a new opportunity in 2018. Over Carolyn’s more than 12 years of service at the Center, she has accomplished… Carolyn Grawi to Depart from the Ann Arbor CIL

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Open Enrollment on the Marketplace ends Friday, December 15

12/07/2017

Open Enrollment on the Marketplace ends Friday, December 15 While it’s true that Medicaid is open year-round, there are many people who are just over the Medicaid cutoff. (A single person working full time at $9.00/hour is over the Medicaid cutoff.) Remember that Open Enrollment on the Marketplace this year is half the length of open enrollment last year. Last year, we had three months…this year, November 1-December 15. The Washtenaw Health Plan is open… Open Enrollment on the Marketplace ends Friday, December 15

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Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

12/01/2017

Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) If you are new to Medicare, or perhaps need help enrolling or changing your current plans, MMAP services are available at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (www.aacil.org). MMAP is a free health-benefit counseling service provided to Michigan residents. The goal is to help Michigan’s Medicare beneficiaries find their way through the health benefits maze and better understand their health insurance and drug coverage options. If you would like individual… Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

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The Ann Arbor CIL Remembers Longtime CIL Champion and Volunteer Maria Louisa Ann Kirchhoff

11/29/2017

On Saturday, November 25, 2017 longtime Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living peer and advocate for disabilities rights, Maria Louisa Ann Kirchhoff, passed away. Maria will be remembered for the many lives she touched as a Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentor. The Ann Arbor CIL is thankful to have been part of Maria’s journey. To learn more about Maria, read her article in the 2003 edition of Access Magazine. For more on arrangements or to… The Ann Arbor CIL Remembers Longtime CIL Champion and Volunteer Maria Louisa Ann Kirchhoff

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Physical Disabilities Survey

11/15/2017

What helps you get outside of your home to do things in the community? What do your consumers need to do the same? Our team at the University of Kansas Research & Training Center on Independent Living is doing research to help people with physical disabilities be as involved in their communities as they would like to be. We think that LIVING in the community may be different from PARTICIPATING as an active and equal… Physical Disabilities Survey

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Accessible Voting Device Open House

10/12/2017

Accessible Voting Device Open House Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living 3941 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108 New voting equipment is coming to all Washtenaw County polling locations. You’re invited to try the County’s new accessible device that enables all voters, including those with disabilities, to mark ballots privately and independently. This accessible ballot marking device includes an audio ballot reader and accommodates adaptive… Accessible Voting Device Open House

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