Advocacy & Education

Advocacy & Education News

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The Ann Arbor CIL will be Closed Monday, January 18th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

While the CIL, all government agencies and many private business will be closed, we encourage everyone to find ways to honor the legacy of Dr. King and give back… Read more ›

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December Kit Social Action Night, Tuesday 12/22 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.


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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November Kit Social Action Night, Nov. 24th @ Holiday’s Restaurant 6:00pm – 8:00pm. 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… Read more ›

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Join us Oct 28th for the Dine to Donate Fundraiser & Kit Social Action Night at The Pizza House, Ann Arbor! Attachment(s)

Don’t miss this opportunity to eat great pizza and support the fabulous programs at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living!

Wether dining in, carrying out, ordering online, even purchasing… Read more ›

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October Kit Social Action Night, October 28th @ Pizza House from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. 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… Read more ›

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Learn how to create radical, accessible spaces – Friday Oct. 23rd!

Come hear Carolyn Grawi, Executive Director and CEO of the Arbor Center for Independent Living and others talk about how we can incorporate accessibility into our careers.

Do you… Read more ›

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CIL team arrives for their visit to Tübingen Germany.

The CIL team safely on the ground in Germany

The CIL has teamed up with its sister city Tubingen,Germany for a visit where they will spend six days exploring and learning about the lives of people with disabilities.… Read more ›

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Here’s what you missed at the MI (hidden) Talent Tour in Ann Arbor on Sept 15th!

Did you miss the MI (hidden) Talent Tour in Ann Arbor collaboratively sponsored and hosted by A3BLN, Ann Arbor CIL, A2Y Chamber, Comcast and Washtenaw Community College?

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Immediate Action Needed: Tell Ann Arbor City Council to reject new Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance.

This Monday evening October 5, Ann Arbor’s City Council has it’s 2nd reading and FINAL vote on the revised, Council-drafted ordinance governing snow and ice removal in Ann Arbor. Your support is urgentlyRead more ›

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Kit Social Action Nights are Back!

Enjoy a night on the town with CIL Friends while honoring the legacy of Kit Cromwell. She was an avid disability rights advocate and the original founder of this monthly… 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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