Phone: 734-971-0277 Email: info@aacil.org

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With the fall season approaching, we have a number of exciting new programs starting, and we would love to have you join us.

Our Disability Community Action Lab (DCAL) is bringing citizens together to advocate for whatever issues you feel are most important. A number of folks have already signed up to join us, and it hasn’t even started yet!

In September, we’re also launching a new info and resource group especially for those who receive SSI, SSDI, or SS retirement. Our aim is to get more good info out to more people. In addition, our new program for individuals with spinal cord injuries, which is also offering small amounts of financial assistance for qualifying needs, will launch in partnership with the University of Michigan and the Neilsen Foundation. Our new group to foster safe relationships is also starting, in partnership with SafeHouse. And our Trivia Tuesdays program is starting, which should be fun for everyone during all of this social distancing.

We are committed to maintaining safety throughout the pandemic, and so all of our programs remain entirely virtual. Whether you want to join by smartphone, computer or regular phone, we can help you get set-up.

More information on all of these programs is below!

 

Activities

New: Disability Community Action Lab (DCAL)

Do you want action and change in your community? Do you want to stand up for what you believe in? Join fellow aspiring advocates and activists and learn new tools and skills to bring about change. We provide guidance and support to make a difference while you collaborate with folks who care about the things you do. Check out the DCAL website for more information or fill out our interest form to receive updates!

New: Community Resources Info Group

Do you want to know more about all of the great community resources that may be available to you? Do you wish everything could be discussed in one place, with others who also have knowledge and good ideas? Whether you receive SSI, SSDI, SS Retirement, or just generally have a disability or a family member or friend with a disability, join us for this new group to share information and resources. Feel free to let us know the topics that matter most to you. Group meets entirely virtually, whether you’re online or on the phone!

Thursdays
3 pm – 4 pm
Starting September 3

RSVP: jblair@aacil.org or 734-971-0277 x 36

New: Trivia Tuesdays!

Get silly, get goofy, most of all, put on your thinking cap!

Every Tuesday we’re getting together to play trivia! Whether you like easy questions or the tough ones, join us for some Tuesday fun. We’ll also talk about ideas, solutions, and problem-solving for whatever disability-related challenges you might be having. Using the Zoom! app! Participate online or by phone. Contact us for instructions.

Tuesdays
Ages 30+: 2–3pm
Ages 18-30: 4–5pm
Starting September 15

RSVP: Jstrzempek@aacil.org or 734-971-0277 x 54

New: Safe Connections

Supporting Positive and Healthy Relationships

Are you an ally against harmful or unhealthy relationships or a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence? Do you also have a disability? Join us for safe talk, kinship and support. Topics may cover tips for making relationship choices, guidance for maintaining positive relationships, improving communication about sex, and more.

Mondays
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Starting September 14

More info or sign up: sclark@aacil.org or 734-971-0277 x 29
Must be 18 to participate

New: Services and Financial Assistance for those with Spinal Cord Injuries

In partnership with the University of Michigan and with support from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, we are now providing support services, peer mentoring, and financial assistance for those with spinal cord injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Give us a call for help managing your unique needs and better accessing community resources. For full information on the services and financial support available through this new program, contact tom@aacil.org.

 

Continuing Programs

 

Virtual Art Studio

Flex your interest in art while using stuff you have at home! Join us for structured art projects using supplies you already have lying around your home. We get together online to work together and create unique and enjoyable art! Led by EMU Art Instructor Claire Moore.

Wednesdays, 2-3 pm

RSVP: anna@aacil.org or 734-971-0277 x 17

Virtual Movie Club

Watch a movie, then chat with folks! Beat the stay home blues and join the CIL’s virtual movie club! How does it work? Each week, watch a planned movie on your own time, and then we get together virtually to talk about it and have some fun! It’s that easy! Movie club sessions include trivia, thought-provoking questions, and laughter.

Thursdays at 3 pm thru September 3

New day and time TBA

RSVP: sclark@aacil.org or 734-971-0277 x 29