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Senator Tom Harkin wants to hear your story about difficulties traveling in the U.S. and abroad!

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 ›

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Carolyn Grawi Addresses the Difficulties Severe Weather Poses for People with Disabilities on National Public Radio!

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 ›

Harilyn Rousso Reads from Her New Book, Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

University of Michigan Services for Students with Disabilities,

Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room South

1:00 – 2:30 pm… Read more ›

TheRide Seeks More Feedback on Five-Year Transit Improvement Program at Public Meetings

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 ›

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The Regional Transit Authority to Expand their Citizens Advisory Committee.

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 ›

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ReImagine Washtenaw! Your Community, Your Voice, Your Input!

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 ›

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Delta Airlines Surveying Passengers with Disabilities

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 ›

Carolyn Grawi Wins Toastmasters Competition

Congratulations Carolyn!

The winning Table Topics question was, “If you invited a guest to a Toastmasters meeting, what would you say to your guest after the meeting to encourage… Read more ›

My Journey to a New Sense of Disability Pride with ADAPT

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 ›

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$5,700 Community Collaborative Transportation Grant Award

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 ›

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