The following is a Video by Senator Tom Harkin discussing the rights of people with disabilities worldwide and why the United State needs to ratify the Convention on the Rights… Read more ›
Advocacy & Education News
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Carolyn Grawi, Director of Advocacy & Education at the CIL, was interviewed for an article about the challenges people with disabilities face during outbreaks of severe winter weather. The… Read more ›
Thursday, November 7, 2013
University of Michigan Services for Students with Disabilities,
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room South
1:00 – 2:30 pm… Read more ›
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has scheduled public meetings for its Five-Year Transit Improvement Program, which includes many proposed service improvements for Washtenaw County’s Urban… Read more ›
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Regional Transit Authority adopted a resolution at its October 2, 2013 board meeting to expand the Citizens Advisory Committee to fifty members (see the attached resolution.) If you are… Read more ›
Monday, May 27, 2013
Washtenaw Avenue is the primary transportation corridor linking Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and traversing Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships. This area has consistently held the highest bus ridership for thirty years,… Read more ›
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Ann Arbor CIL and other disability advocates are working with Delta Airlines.
Delta is interested in learning about the travel experiences of passengers with disabilities with the goal of… Read more ›
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Many of you know me as ‘Ava, the gardening coordinator’, and it is true that I love our community garden! In addition to loving the Ann Arbor CIL garden however,… Read more ›
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Ann Arbor CIL is very involved in transportation issues throughout the county. We have been awarded $5700 to further the work to increase county wide transit by helping to… Read more ›
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:
- Local Government
- Health & Mental Health
- Schools & Education
- Curb Ramp & Sidewalk Safety
- Parks & Recreation
- The CIL Presents: My Voice, My Life Advocacy Workshop, April 28th & 29th, 2014
- Senator Tom Harkin wants to hear your story about difficulties traveling in the U.S. and abroad!
- Carolyn Grawi Addresses the Difficulties Severe Weather Poses for People with Disabilities on National Public Radio!
- The Regional Transit Authority to Expand their Citizens Advisory Committee.
- ReImagine Washtenaw! Your Community, Your Voice, Your Input!
- Delta Airlines Surveying Passengers with Disabilities
- $5,700 Community Collaborative Transportation Grant Award
- Ann Arbor CIL Hosts University of Michigan’s Semi-Annual Spinal Cord Injury Board Meeting
We also provide disability awareness and sensitivity training to:
- 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.