Children & Youth

If you are a young adult who wants to make friends, have fun, and participate in exciting activities, contact us to learn more!  We offer a wide variety of fun and educational activities throughout the year for anyone who wants to participate.

Children & Youth News

Featured News

ADA and Education Workshop Thursday 8/17

Join us for our Livingston workshop on ADA and Higher Education!

Education and the ADA: Advocating and Providing Accommodation for More Successful Students Thursday, August 17th 2:00 – 3:30

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Hero Nation is just a month away

Hero Nation is a FREE, family-friendly comic convention that celebrates superheroes and diversity with the mission that everyone has a hero inside of themselves that deserves to be… Read more ›

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Education and ADA Attachment(s)

Education and the ADA: Advocating and Providing Accommodation for More Successful Students

Thursday,

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Hero Nation- SAVE THE DATE

Hero Nation is a FREE, family-friendly comic convention that celebrates superheroes and diversity with the mission that everyone has a hero inside of themselves that deserves to be… Read more ›

Summer Food Service Program Attachment(s)

Meet Up and Eat Up

Food Gatherers sponsors the Summer Food Service Program for children in Washtenaw County. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years… Read more ›

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Girl Talk is a social/support group for young women with disabilities ages 14-26.

This summer, we will be building personal skills and… Read more ›

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Summer Service Learning Program Attachment(s)

Summer Service Learning Program

In partnership with the Ann Arbor YMCA Expanding Horizons Youth Volunteer Corps Summer Program

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Caring for the Rich Emotional Lives of the Adolescents in our Community

Caring for the Rich Emotional Lives of the Adolescents in our Community: Managing Stress in a Demanding World

A presentation from Dr. Blaise Aguirre MD… Read more ›

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John Weir Scholarships are due TODAY!

About the Scholarship

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (Ann Arbor CIL) awards the annual John Weir Academic Scholarship to outstanding students with disabilities. One-time scholarships range from $200-$500.… Read more ›

Summer17 with MiWorks

Do more this summer…. apply for Summer17.

Summer17 is an employment program providing youth 16-24 on-the-job training June 26-August 25.

Summer17 helps you:
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The Youth Program Needs a Volunteer Assistant!

  • We need help making these great programs happen for youth. If you think you could help out, click here for more info!

e-News for Youth

  • Our Youth Program publishes a monthly email newsletter featuring fun events and news for young people with disabilities in southeastern Michigan! To subscribe, contact Anna Dusbiber-Gossage.

Community Resources for Youth

Perspectives

  • “The most important thing we do is help eliminate the social isolation felt by youth with disabilities. We create a place of belonging for those who wouldn’t otherwise have one,” Anna Dusbiber, Youth Services Coordinator.

    “Whether it’s getting out in the community and learning about things, or just watching movies and playing games – the Youth Program means being with friends and having support. The CIL has helped my life go forward. You guys are like my family. No – not ‘like.’ You are my family.” Ana Obando, who has spina bifida, has been involved with the Youth Program for over ten years.

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