Thu, 10/29/2009 - 8:06pm
Worried your disability may hurt your chances of getting a job? Wonder whether you should disclose your disability? Need work experience that will make a difference? Learn about opportunities in [http://www.michigan.gov/mcsc/0,1607,7-137-8074---,00.html|Michigan's AmeriCorps] and other Michigan corporations at a career development workshop presented by [http://www.hfcc.edu/|Henry Ford Community College] and [http://www.umd.umich.edu/|UM-Dearborn] in partnership with [http://www.diverseability.com/linkmichcompanies.htm|DiverseAbility LLC] and Michigan's AmeriCorps. The workshop is on Tuesday, November 3 from 10am to noon at the [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Henry%20Ford%20Community%20College%20ASCC%20Building&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl|Henry Ford Community College ASCC Building] Rosenau Rooms A, B, and C at 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48126. Register today, and feel free to request any accommodations that you might need by calling Brenda Buchanan at 313-845-9617.
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 9:36am
The Downtown Library has a new [http://wlbpd.aadl.org/wlbpd/services/|dedicated area] of assistive technology devices that are available for anyone with a visual or learning disability, including a Kurzweil 1000 scanning station and JAWS text-to-speech software, a Braille embosser, a closed circuit reader and magnifiers at all public desks. Public computers at Malletts Creek, Traverwood, West and Downtown Youth have JAWS, and a function that enlarges type is on all public computers. [w:Assistive technology] trainer, Nick Wilcox, is ready to help walk-in patrons on the second floor at the Downtown Library from 2-6pm on Tuesdays or by requesting an appointment at WLBPD: 734-327-4224.
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 1:00pm
Join the [http://www.hr.umich.edu/ability/|University of Michigan's Council for Disability Concerns], in collaboration with the [http://www.med.umich.edu/|University of Michigan Health System] and the [http://www.aacil.org/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living], for 12 days of celebrating arts and abilities! Event subjects include understanding [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1289059|autism], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1228072|service dogs], adaptive technology and more! Click [http://www.aacil.org/documents/InvestingPoster.pdf|here] for a calendar of events. All events are free and everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu, 09/03/2009 - 1:12pm
Join the [http://www.aacil.org/|Center of Independent Living] every week as they exercise [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1336495|creativity] in the Friday Art Group. Art sessions begin at 1 pm and generally end at 3 pm. Participants choose which project to do each week. Past projects have included trinket boxes, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1019032|mosaics], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1323303|decorating ceramic plates] before firing, and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1123433|jewelry]. Bring your creativity, music to share and, if you like, a snack. Projects generally take between two and four weeks to complete. The program is free, but please call if you plan on coming so there will be more supplies on hand. The art comes to life at the Ann Arbor CIL, 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor. For more information, contact Sue Probert at (734) 971-0277 x34 email@example.com. The group now meets in the Gathering Place or kitchen in the CIL.
Tue, 08/25/2009 - 1:25pm
Community Collaborative Outreach Gift Board, a nonprofit organization whose primary function is to improve the lives of the citizens of the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area, is hosting a holistic health fair on Saturday, August 29, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The fair will be held in the Fellowship Hall of [http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Community.Church.of.God.734-483-1955|Community Church of God] located at 565 Jefferson Avenue in Ypsilanti and will address issues relating to [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1106226|health], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1182415|education], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1084336|children], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1278224|veterans], [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1227052|seniors], and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1199754|finance]. This will be a great family event with light refreshments, prizes, and trinkets. There will truly be something for everyone!
Wed, 08/05/2009 - 2:23pm
The [http://www.art-design.umich.edu/|University of Michigan School of Art and Design] and the [http://www.aacil.org/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] are jointly offering a class on [http://www.aadl.org/cat/seek/search/dpottery/dpottery/1%2C114%2C283%2CB/frameset&FF=dpottery&6%2C%2C13|working with clay] for people with disabilities September 21 through December 7. Classes take place Mondays from 2 to 4 pm at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living. The classes are free, and no tools or prior experience is necessary. Space is limited to 20 people who must make a firm commitment. To join, contact Carolyn Grawi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-971-0277 x. 16.
Wed, 08/05/2009 - 10:43am
Life can be tough out there if you are a parent under the age of 21 or a pregnant teenager. Add to that being homeless or aging out of (or still in) foster care and things can seem hopeless. Fortunately a new [http://www.emich.edu/coe/earmarks/wraparound/index.html|grant to serve this group of young people] is available in our community. Services are available to resolve immediate needs as well as future planning.To refer a teen parent who is at risk, contact Catherine Kabira, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wraparound|Wraparound Facilitator] at 734-929-6509 or email@example.com.
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 3:38pm
The Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicappped [http://www.loc.gov/nls/|(NLS)] offers an extensive music program for its patrons. The NLS Music Services has scores, music theory, instrument instruction, biographies, and articles reprinted from periodicals. They are available in large print, Braille, Web-Braille, and on cassette. Anyone residing in the U.S. or its territories, or an American citizen living abroad, whose visual or physical impairment prevents them from reading regular-print, is eligible. Music lovers with disabilities can get in tune with this wonderful program by calling 800-424-8567 or by going to the NLS Web site.