CIL News

Go The Extra Mile #GivingTuesday


It is the season of giving and we ask you to join us to go the extra mile to ensure that children, youth, and adults with disabilities have opportunities to succeed. The Ann Arbor CIL is a non-profit organization that has helped people with disabilities be successful since 1976 by providing support, offering hope, and transforming lives. We serve people with disabilities and their families living in Washtenaw, Livingston, and Monroe Counties and we cannot… Go The Extra Mile #GivingTuesday

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November 29th is #givingtuesday


Tuesday November 29th is a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable season where many are making decisions about end-of-year giving. #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 as a response to the commercialization and consumerism of days like Black Friday & Cyber Monday and designed to give people a chance to give back. On Tuesday November 29th , the Ann Arbor CIL would like to encourage sponsors, donors, volunteers, supporters, consumers, staff, friends and family… November 29th is #givingtuesday

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US vs Greyhound Bus Lines claim deadline 11/10.


The deadline to enter a claim for U.S. vs Greyhound Bus Lines is Nov 10, 2016. Greyhound Lines has entered into a Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve a lawsuit brought by the DOJ under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This resolution addresses claims under the ADA, including claims that Greyhound failed to provide accessible transportation and transportation-related services to people with disabilities. Greyhound denies these allegations. Greyhound has… US vs Greyhound Bus Lines claim deadline 11/10.

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Youth Council Survey


Are you a young adult living in Washtenaw County? Well your voice, thoughts and opinions are needed. The Youth Council is surveying youth to make sure that the youth voice is captured in regards to what kinds of programs the Youth Council Funds. As a Foundation, they feel there is no better group to advise the direction of youth programming than youth themselves. Youth Council has decided to not only make their survey web based,… Youth Council Survey

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Job Talk


Career Services Presents: Job Talk Job Talk is your opportunity to meet with other job seekers, create connections, network, and discuss your job search stresses. Job Talk meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday* of the month from 10am-12pm. Listed below are the remaining Job Talk dates for 2016: October 25, 2016 November 8, 2016 *November 22- No Meeting due to the Holiday December 13, 2016 *December 27- No meeting due to the Holiday   3941 Research… Job Talk

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Networking for Success


Networking for Success November 16, 2016 10am-12pm   Have you ever felt a little “reluctant” when it comes to networking? Greg Peters understands. A computer programmer by training, he was the original reluctant networker. Through study, practice, and lots of trial and error, he has been able to transform himself into a true networking professional, using the skills he learned to build a thriving Web development business. Now, as the founder of The Reluctant Networker,… Networking for Success

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Clay Classes Are Back


Clay Classes are Back! Fridays: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. October 28- December 16 Fees: $20 one-time fee for clay supplies $10 per class *Projects must be started by Friday, November 18 Potluck: Friday, December 16 Please bring a dish to pass Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living 3941 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Questions? Email: or call 734-971-0277 Clay Class

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A3BLN Invite and RSVP


Ann Arbor Area Business Leadership Network October 21, 2016 7:45 am – 8:45 am at Zingtrain 3728 Plaza Dr #5 Ann Arbor, MI 48108   Join us as to celebrate disability in the workplace with presentations from3 perspectives highlighting stories that support why hiring people with disabilities is good for the bottom-line. Our Speakers include: Michigan Senator Gary Peters Office, Mike Zelley– Nationally recognized speaker on Disability, and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses In this engaging… A3BLN Invite and RSVP

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Career Services Workshops


October- December Career Services Workshops All workshops are from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Ann Arbor CIL unless otherwise noted. October Open House- October 6th 3-6pm Job Talk October 11th Holiday Job Fair October 12th 10-1pm Job Talk October 25th   November Job Talk November 8th Networking for Success November 16th No 2nd meeting due to Thanksgiving   December Job Talk December 13th Year End Wrap Up Celebration December 21st For more information,… Career Services Workshops

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Peer Support and Networking Lunch


Peer Support and Networking Lunch We’re shaking it up a bit and have gone monthly! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm. Each month an Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living staff member will prepare a nutritious dish and engage with participants in stimulating dialogue. We invite everyone to join us for some good conversation and bring a dish to pass with others. We welcome folks of all abilities and interests. Join us on… Peer Support and Networking Lunch

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