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RESCHEDULED – Community Event: SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS PLANNING, Sept 18th, 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is sorry to inform you that the Third Thursday Evening Presentation “Special Needs Trust Planning” to be presented by Michael Witzke, of Witzke Berry Carter

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Community Event: Luis Montalvan and His Service Dog, Tuesday, Visit the Traverwood Branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library to Share Their New Children’s Book, ‘Tuesday Tucks Me In’

Thursday July 10, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm — Traverwood Branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library: Program Room

Luis and Tuesday will share their story,… Read more ›

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Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Act.

Community Inclusion is vital for quality of life and independence … the Olmstead Act helped to reinforce the premise of the ADA’s intention and to further strengthen the Independent Living… Read more ›

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LIFE FEELS GOOD – Join us at the Movies Tonight, Saturday, & Sunday!

Late breaking news: We also will have Live Audio descriptive available for people with blindness or vision impairment. Thank you to Wild Swan Theater for providing the equipment… Read more ›

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The Ann Arbor CIL to sponsor the film, LIFE FEELS GOOD in the Cinetopia International Film Festival, June 4th – 8th. Attachment(s)

Life Feels Good Flyer

Life Feels Good

Based on the true story of Matuesz, a Polish man crippled by cerebralRead more ›

Educational Opportunity in Livingston County

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I’ve Voted, Have YOU? Today is the Day, Lets Get Out The Vote! Attachment(s)

I voted this morning and I encourage all of you who are Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, or Ypsilanti Township residents to get out and do the same!

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Get Out the Vote – Today is the Big Day – Vote YES for MORE BUSES, MORE PLACES, MORE OFTEN! Attachment(s)

Dave Askins’ article in The Ann Arbor Chronicle, on Sunday May 4th, outlines his reasons for voting YES for the millage on May 6th. He reason’s thatRead more ›

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Many Groups & Individual Support a “YES” Vote on May 6th for the Transportation Milleage

The Ann Arbor CIL Board of Directors find itself in good company with their endorsement of the May 6th AAATA transit expansion mileage.

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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


  • 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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