We are here to help you with any question, concern, or goal you may have. Join us for any of our current activities below. During the pandemic, our offices are closed, and we are working by phone, email, and video to serve your needs. For info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-971-0277.
Page updated 5/26/21. You can also check out our activities on our calendar.
We are here to help you with any question, concern, or goal you may have. Contact us for help with these topics and more:
- Community resources and benefits
- Living independently with a disability
- Working with a disability
- Education and accommodations
- Transitioning out of care facilities to community living
- Supporting a family member or friend
Disability and the Justice System
Join us for a town hall discussion with Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit. We’ll explore how people with disabilities can be better supported in the system, from all roles and points of view. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, including those related to youth with disabilities and the guardianship system. In collaboration with Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy.
Tuesday, June 1, 6:30-7:30 pm
RSVP and get Zoom login info: Click here
College Scholarship Program Now Open
The CIL’s John Weir Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. All high school seniors and first and second year college students with disabilities are invited to apply. This year, for the first time ever, one-time scholarships will be up to $4000. You can apply online or by mailing in your application. For more information, click here.
Applications due Monday, July 28
John Weir was one of the founders of the Ann Arbor CIL and a dedicated peer, role model and advocate for people with disabilities.
Be Active at Home: Spirit Club Fitness
Join us for at-home fitness classes to have fun and stay healthy. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, we’ll provide activities to fit your level. All abilities and disabilities welcome and encouraged! Adaptations for disabilities will be offered by the instructors.
Mondays 3-4pm and Wednesdays 4-5pm
* Note new time! Join as often as you like
May 26: Beach Fitness
May 31: Off
June 2: Zumba
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.
Fridays at 3 pm
Week of May 28: Madegascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Thursdays at 3 pm, starting June 3
Week of June 4: The Muppets
Week of June 11: Off
RSVP: Shannon at email@example.com or 734-971-0277 x 29
Join us for art in a relaxed, online social environment. Rotating through different media on a monthly basis, we explore new materials and techniques in a guided manner. No previous experience is necessary. Note: No special equipment or supplies needed!
Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm
May–June: Hand Lettering Unit
Learn how to letter in a mindful manner! We will begin with the fundamental skills of lettering and progress to more creative lettering work. Material kits will be provided at no cost to the participants.
RSVP or info: Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We’re using the Zoom! app! Participate online or by phone.
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
RSVP: email@example.com or 734-971-0277 x 17
SCI Virtual Meet Up
Living with a spinal cord injury can be challenging in many ways. Join us to connect with others with SCI, get help tackling your own needs, and provide help and advice to others.
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 8, 12 pm – 1 pm
Info or RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-971-0277 x 55
Technology Access Program
The CIL wants to make sure you have access to the internet, especially now during the pandemic. Through the Technology Access Program, if you meet some basic eligibility criteria, you can:
- Get a free tablet device
- Get internet connectivity devices for your home
- Get help setting up technology and learning how to use it
In collaboration with the Michigan Aging and Disability Resource Collaboration and the Michigan Area on Agency on Aging 1-B.
You may also qualify for reduced price internet service. Through the Federal government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, qualifying low-income individuals can receive $50 per month off the cost of internet service.
Info: email@example.com or 734-971-0277
Disability Community Action Lab (DCAL)
Care about important issues facing our community? Join us for DCAL, a collaborative group taking action on issues facing people with disabilities and providing support in making a difference. In this program, you will connect with others who care about similar issues and develop plans to make a difference.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-971-0277
Also check out the DCAL website and sign up for the advocacy newsletter!
Do you need help figuring out if and how you should get a COVID-19 vaccine? Are you vaccinated and not sure if you should still wear a mask or go to a certain public place? Are you tired of hearing about it all and just want someone to talk to? Give us a call for help sorting through any COVID-19 info. We can help you make sense of everything and help you find a vaccine appointment if you want.
Note: Several transportation providers are offering free rides to vaccines. Call us for help getting connected.
Contact: email@example.com or 734-971-0277
Adaptive Sports & Fitness
The University of Michigan is launching adaptive sports open to all community members on a drop-in basis at no cost. Advance registration is required.
Mondays and Wednesdays, thru Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
Peace Lutheran Church, 8260 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor
Equipment available upon advance request
*Note no practice Monday, May 31
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturdays, 9-11 am
June 3 – August 28
University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center, 2250 S. State St, Ann Arbor
Equipment available upon advance request
To register or sign up for updates from the program, click here.
EMU Adaptive Sports
Eastern Michigan University is looking to launch an adaptive sports program spanning a range of sports including bocce ball, ping pong, floor hockey, and more!