Advocacy & Education

Advocacy & Education News

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Project Act: Advocacy Education for All Workshop Series coming to the CIL in July.

Have YOU ever wanted to advocate for yourself but didn’t know how?

Engage and participate in an opportunity to learn about the First Amendment, civil rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act and how… Read more ›

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June Kit Social Action Night will take place on Monday, June 20th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at TCBY, Ann Arbor.

Enjoy a night on the town with CIL Friends while honoring the legacy of Kit Cromwell*.

Once a month, a group of people with disabilities, friends, family, and allies meets… Read more ›

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The Special Election Millage for Children of Washtenaw County is next Tuesday, May 3rd. Get informed and make sure to vote!

On May 3rd residents within the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) will be voting on a Special Education Millage. The Ann Arbor CIL encourages all residents to educate themselves on… Read more ›

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Let’s Get Out the Vote on May 3rd for the Special Education Millage for Children in the Washtenaw County.

On May 3rd residents within the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) will be voting on a Special Education Millage. The Ann Arbor CIL encourages all residents to educate themselves on… Read more ›

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Our Friends from Lebenshilfe Tübingen Germany to Return to Ann Arbor from 4/6/16 – 4/12/16.

Our friends from Tübingen Germany are returning to Ann Arbor this week and we are inviting the community to join us in welcoming them and participating in the activities… Read more ›

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March Kit Social Action Night will take place on Monday, March 28th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Tower Inn Cafe in Ypsilanti. Attachment(s)

Enjoy a night on the town with CIL Friends while honoring the legacy of Kit Cromwell*.

Once a month, a group of people with disabilities, friends, family, and allies… Read more ›

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MI [hidden] Talent Tour Monroe: Continuing the Conversation, March 28th, 6:00 pm, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Monroe. Attachment(s)

Lt. Governor Brain Calley, Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, Carolyn Grawi, CEO of the Ann Arbor CIL, and Monroe Community Leaders shared, on March 21st, how local business are… Read more ›

Community Event: Washtenaw Community Mental Health – Town Hall Discussion on Boilerplate 298 Attachment(s)

Join Washtenaw CMH and the Michigan Association for Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) on March 22nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm for an interactive conversation and update on Boilerplate 298,… Read more ›

Community Event: Washtenaw Board of Commissioners working session on Platt Road RFP, Thursday March 17th.

Thurs., March 17, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meets at 6:30 p.m. at Washtenaw County Administrative Building, 220 N. Main Street to discuss the initial draft request for proposals

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Community Event: TheRide’s ServiceFest!

TheRide is getting ready for the largest expansion of bus service in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area since 1979.

This is an exciting time for our community and we… Read more ›

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City Meeting Calendar

  • We have created a Google Calendar to keep track of upcoming city meetings on issues affecting the Disability community-- housing, transportation, development and more. These are opportunities to learn more about the decisions being made and advocate for what is important to you.

    Click here for our Google city meetings calendar.
  • If you go, let us know!

Our Advocacy Work

  • The Ann Arbor CIL works to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in these areas:

    • Transportation
    • Local Government
    • Health & Mental Health
    • Housing
    • Voting
    • Schools & Education
    • Curb Ramp & Sidewalk Safety
    • Parks & Recreation

Education

  • We also provide disability awareness and sensitivity training to:

    • Schools
    • Businesses
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Healthcare Providers
    • Entertainment Venues

    For more information on our education and training services for businesses and organizations, visit our Training & Consulting page.

Our Training Workshops

  • "Tom & Carolyn's Disability Awareness workshop is a ‘must attend’ for all employers and should be included as part of annual diversity training.” Elizabeth Kelly, PBS television show, 'A Wider World.'

    For more information on our Disability Awareness Workshops, visit our Training & Consulting page.

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