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Voices of the Disability Community amid COVID-19

In times of crisis, disabled and chronically ill people* are often invisible or forgotten. Yet we often have deeply embodied skills that allow us to connect and survive, even thrive, in these times. The Ann Arbor CIL, together with U-M Assistant Professor, Dr. Shanna...

Join the Virtual Movie Club!

Our building may be closed but we’re more active than ever! Bored at home? We’re starting a Virtual Movie Club! We’ll each watch a movie on our own time, then get together on a video conference session to have fun talking about the movie and playing...
Season’s Greetings and Gratitude to our Friends and Supporters

Season’s Greetings and Gratitude to our Friends and Supporters

As the holidays approach, we want to express our sincerest thanks to all of our friends and supporters who make our community of services, support, friends, and fun possible. We are so grateful to everyone in our community and look forward to seeing you in 2020! On...
Harvest Baskets to Celebrate the Holidays

Harvest Baskets to Celebrate the Holidays

  This year the Ann Arbor CIL teamed up with the Lions Club to give Fall Harvest Boxes to 12 winning and very deserving individuals and families. On November 25 we got together to share the boxes and some good cheer. As one recipient shared, “thank you,...
CIL Appoints Alex Gossage as Executive Director

CIL Appoints Alex Gossage as Executive Director

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Gossage as executive director of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, which also includes the Livingston and Monroe Centers for Independent Living....
AACIL Featured on WEMU’s All Things Considered

AACIL Featured on WEMU’s All Things Considered

Want to learn more about the latest programs and services at the CIL? Check out a recent interview our leaders had with WEMU’s radio program, “All Things Considered.” Thanks for our conversation, WEMU!
Summer Celebration Honors the Late Rep. John Dingell

Summer Celebration Honors the Late Rep. John Dingell

It was a fantastic event by all accounts! This year’s summer celebration featured food trucks, DJ and karaoke, games, good cheer, and most meaningfully of all, a dedication and remembrance of the late Rep. John Dingell. Congressman Dingell, who served more than...
Join us for the Summer Celebration July 26!

Join us for the Summer Celebration July 26!

  This year’s ADA Summer Celebration on July 26 will be an exciting and festive event, featuring food trucks with complimentary food and refreshments, games and prizes, adaptive and inclusive recreation, DJ music and karaoke, and our broad community of CIL friends and...
Apply for a youth college scholarship!

Apply for a youth college scholarship!

John Weir Scholarship Applications are Open! Our John Weir Academic Scholarship provides one-time scholarships ranging from $200 to $500 to graduating seniors who embody the spirit of disability advocacy. The scholarship is named in honor of one of the Ann Arbor CIL...
Improving Transit Experiences for Everyone

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...