Peer Support

The following is a list of support groups that meet at the Ann Arbor CIL.  We suggest that new or potential members call the contact person to confirm the time and meeting place of any group.

General Support Group

Do you like to chat with others, provide support, and receive support from others?

Do you have a disability but don’t want that to be the sole focus of your conversation?

Talk, vent, support, and discuss various topics about experiencing life with disability.  At the Ann Arbor CIL, we believe strongly in helping people help themselves, and helping others to transform their lives.  Participants collaboratively support each other to inspire transformations both individually and as a group.

Meets Every Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 PM

If you are interested in attending please email Manjula Jindal or Jason Jones

Girl Talk

Contact:  Anna Dusbiber Gossage by email

Social support group for young women with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21.  Topics include relationships, safety, effective communication, recreational opportunities, and more.  Generally, the group meets for six consecutive weeks at various times throughout the year.

Hearing Loss Association

Contact:  Pam McGuinty at

Meetings:  4th Tuesday of every month

Time:  7-9 PM.

The group encourages anybody who has a hearing loss or lives with or works with or has a friend or family member with a hearing loss to attend.  Group supports and learns from all ages and all stages of hearing loss.

Lupus Support Group

This group is not currently meeting.  New dates may be posted in Spring 2011.

Multiple Sclerosis

Contact:  Jody Burton Slowins by email or at 734-663-0785.

Meetings:  Every Monday

Time:  7-8:30 PM

Support group for people who have multiple sclerosis.

National Association for the Physically Handicapped (NAPH)

Contact: Geraldine Meadows / David Sullivan by email or at 734-623-8651.

Meetings:  Every 3rd Saturday of the month

Time:  1-3:30 PM

A support group for people with physical disabilities focusing on improving the social, economic & physical welfare of all the physically handicapped.

Stroke Survivor & Caregiver Support Group

Contact:  Kimberly Gray by email or at 734-712-2830.

Meetings:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Time:  5:30-7:30 PM.

Sponsored and facilitated by the Stroke Program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Traumatic Brain Injury Association Support Group – Ann Arbor Chapter

Contact:  Eleanor Chang by email or phone at 734-971-0277 ext 24.

Meetings:  3rd Thursday of every month

Time:  7-9 PM.

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