CIL News

Improving Transit Experiences for Everyone


The best way to learn about what it’s like to have a disability is to experience it yourself! And that’s just what we help people do in our disability awareness training workshops. Yesterday we were out at TheRide conducting a workshop for AAATA, Uber and other transit operators with our partner Feonix – Mobility Rising. Our mission? Better, safer rides for people with disabilities across our community.

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Making Waves in Lansing


We were out talking to our legislators in Lansing yesterday! We were out as part of a state-wide day organized by CILs to bring disability issues to the attention of our legislators. Among issues we are advocating for? The new Go! logo! We strongly believe it’s important that all accessibility signs portray people with disabilities as the active and independent members of our community that we are. For more info about how you can help… Making Waves in Lansing

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The 2019 Gala is Coming Soon!


  The 2019 Gala Benefit is fast approaching! Join us Friday, June 14, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm for our annual celebration and fundraiser. This year’s event features dinner, dessert, live music, live auction, and enhanced raffles. The event will be held at: University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 2800 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 To register, sponsor, or donate, click here: Or contact or 734-971-0277 x55 We look forward… The 2019 Gala is Coming Soon!

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Automated Wheelchair Restraints are now in AAATA buses!


“I think it’s awesome … it’ll be easy to get on and off without having the bus driver help you.” That’s what one user had to say about the new automated wheelchair securements that are now in Ann Arbor area buses! We are thrilled to partner with the TheRide​, UMTRI​ and Q’Straint​ in installing these through a grant from Michigan Department of Transportation. Check out the story on MLive!

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Job Opening: Small Business Program Assistant


We’re hiring! Do you have experience starting a small business or working in one? Do you also have skills in social media and administrative organization? Then come talk to us! We’re looking for a great new addition to our team to help our small business development program. Bonus, you get to work with our beloved Cheranissa! For more info, contact, or apply directly by submitting your cover letter and resume to her at that… Job Opening: Small Business Program Assistant

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EmpowerYou Business Program Launching


Do you know a woman who’s been itching to start her own business, but needs a little bit of help? Thanks to a new grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, we’re launching a small business incubator for women, particularly of color, with or without a disability. Our resident business startup guru Cheranissa Roach will be leading the year-long program designed to bring like-minded women together to support each other and learn new skills for… EmpowerYou Business Program Launching

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Movin’ and Groovin’ Program Brings Adaptive Dance


We keep “turning” out new programs! Join us every Thursday starting next week for Movin’ and Groovin’. Dancers from the Ballet Chelsea Adaptive Dance program will be here to lead a multi-ability dance class spanning multiple genres of dance. Learn to move to the beat no matter your ability or disability! Every Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm, March 14 through May 30. Special thanks to our partners at Ballet Chelsea and Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation!

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