Career Exploration: The Information Technology (IT) Journey
Join Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) for an informational session to discuss youth and young adult preparation for IT careers, hear from participant success stories, and learn about emerging IT fields.
Friday, June 3, 1 pm
For info or accommodations, contact AndreaC@michigan.gov
U-M Adaptive Sports & Fitness
Join the University of Michigan's adaptive sports, open to all community members on a drop-in basis at no cost. Masks and COVID vaccination required of participants. Must register 3 days in advance.
Wheelchair Softball and Wheelchair Football
Thursdays: 6:30-8:30 pm
* Note: Now outdoors at a new time! *
University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center outdoor courts, 2250 S. State St, Ann Arbor
Equipment available upon advance request
Wednesdays: 5:30-7:30 pm
* Note new summer schedule! *
University of Michigan North Campus Rec Building, 2375 Hubbard Rd., Ann Arbor
To register for wheelchair basketball, click here
DanceAbility on Zoom
DanceAbility can be high-energy or slow and gentle, so come as you are to co-create dance in a diverse community. This class is for people with and without disabilities, with and without formal dance training. Cost: $0 - $200 depending on your ability to pay.
Livingston County Social Events with Special Ministries
Join Special Ministries for the following events:
Friday, May 20, 6:30 pm – Swimming at Howell Pool
Saturday, May 21, 11 am – Bowling at Howell E Drome
Monday, May 23, 6:30 pm – Story Time on Zoom
Wednesday, May 25, 6 pm – Game Night and Parent/Caregiver at 242 Church
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 pm – Movie Night on Zoom
Friday, May 27, 6:30 pm – 6" Sun Catcher Ceramic Studio
Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm – Painting at Sylvan Glen Clubhouse
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 810-588-1909.
Call for Artists: Women with Disabilities
The Toledo Museum of Art is seeking women with disabilities to display their art. Preference will be given to artists from Ohio, NE Indiana, and SE Michigan. Artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to apply.
All Means All
Michigan Disability Artist Community
Michigan Arts Access is forming the All Means All group to bring artists with disabilities throughout the state of Michigan together to share their work, identify needs for support of their work, and bring attention to their work. Dancers, actors, musicians, story tellers, poets, puppeteers, film makers, and visual artists are welcome!
The second Friday and fourth Saturday of every month at 2:30 pm on Zoom.
Info: contact email@example.com or visit www.miartsaccess.org.
Your Input Needed: Healthcare Services
If you have a disability or are a senior, share your input about your experiences with healthcare services. This survey is conducted by the CIL and Michigan Medicine with support from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation as part of a project to improve healthcare service delivery.
Your Input Needed: Disability and Employment
Do you have a visible physical and/or sensory disability and have you been employed for 6+ months? Researchers at the University of Toronto are seeking participants for a study about inclusive employment. Participation involves a one-hour virtual, confidential video interview. Participants will receive an honorarium.
Your Input Needed: Wheelchair Users and Vehicles
The University of Michigan is looking for wheelchair users to test accessibility and safety features of vehicles. You must be able to transfer out of your chair independently. Participants will be paid $40, and the testing session will take two hours.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-763-3463
Your Input Needed: Wheelchair Use
The University of Michigan is conducting a research study about the use of manual wheelchairs. The researchers are seeking both wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users to participate. You must be age 50+ to participate. Participants will receive $40 plus $10 for parking.
Info: email@example.com or 734-764-9965
Your Input Needed: Medicaid Recipients
Do you use Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services? If so, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is seeking your feedback. MDHHS is forming advisory committees to provide information about needs, services and health inequities. A statewide committee as well as committees specific to the counties of Chippawa, Grand Traverse, Kalamazoo and Wayne are being formed. MDHHS is particularly interested in having beneficiaries and their family members participate.
Your Input Needed: Dysarthric or Slurred Speech Technology
Students at the University of Michigan are seeking input from individuals with dysarthria or slurred speech as they develop technology to provide independence for individuals on the non-standard speech spectrum. Participants are entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
Your Input Needed: Vision Disabilities and Beauty Products
Researchers at the University of Michigan are investigating issues related to beauty product descriptions and vision disabilities. If you have a vision disability and use beauty products, share your input by clicking here
Your input may also be valuable via interview format. For info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS Support Group
For people with MS, their families, friends, and personal assistants discussing a range of topics. Meetings are free and strictly confidential.
Mondays, 7-8:30 pm
For info and to get the Zoom link, call Jody (734) 663-0785
Ann Arbor Social Events with ClubLife Ann Arbor
ClubLife Ann Arbor is a small group of adults with disabilities who meet weekly. Activities include dining out, bowling, mobility, volunteering, recreation, leisure and more.
Info: Contact email@example.com or 734-788-7916
Movie-Watching Group Organized by James
Get together to go to the movie theater and watch action and superhero movies. After the movie we'll go to a nearby restaurant. Open to anyone 18+ who loves movies.
Once per month on Saturdays
Have a Speech Impairment? Test a New Google App
Google is developing an app that will make face-to-face conversation easier for those with speech impairments. Google is now seeking beta testers to give their feedback about what it's like to use the app. More info about the app is here
Interested? Sign up by filling out this form
Older Phones and Devices Expiring
If you have an older phone or another device, it may be losing its data service soon. Devices using 3G network technology will no longer get service starting March-December of 2022. This includes some older phones, medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, home security systems, and more. AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers will notify subscribers if your 3G service will be ending but some users may not be notified. If you are unsure if your device uses 3G technology, reach out to the CIL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Ride@50+ Program – Washtenaw County
Would you like to view all your public transportation options in one place and compare times, locations, and pricing? Learn more about the AARP Ride@50+ program, a partnership with AAATA bringing transportation information to citizens in one place. To learn more, visit the AARP Ride@50+ program website, call 844-900-4892, or download the app by searching for Feonix.
Many transportation providers offer discounted rates through this program.
Peer group for adults 18 and over with autism in collaboration with the Developmental Disabilities Council of Michigan and the Ann Arbor CIL.
Meets online the first Tuesday of every month, 6-8 pm
Join Us on Facebook and Twitter
Our social media channels have great info to stay connected with us all week long. Our Twitter page includes resources and tips in the community and our Facebook page includes photos and info about CIL activities. Check us out and "like" or comment on something!
Building and Service Availability
Both the Ann Arbor CIL and Monroe CIL buildings remain closed. We are providing help and holding all programs via phone, email or online video. For assistance, contact the Ann Arbor office at 734-971-0277 or email@example.com, or contact the Monroe office at 734-682-5271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.