Sensation Stations

Tuesday April 21, 2015: 10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies (18 months - 3 years).

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping,pouring, and sorting a variety of materials.

Time To Remember Memorial Gathering

Sunday May 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

The staff and volunteers of Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services cordially invite you, your family, and friends to honor the memory of your loved one at this Memorial Gathering.

You are encouraged to bring a photo of your loved one to display on a Memorial Table during this program. Light refreshments will be served.

Arbor Hospice is a community resource that provides grief support services to any member of our community who has experienced a loss through death. In addition to providing support services to family members who have utilized Arbor Hospice’s services, programs are open to any member of the community who has experienced a loss.

For more information on Arbor Hospice Grief Support, contact Grief Support at 734-794-5460 or mschultz@arborhospice.org.

Nature Walk @ Barton Nature Area

Thursday May 7, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Barton Nature Area

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up).

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk in the beautiful 102-acre Barton Nature Area.

Learn about native plants and animals, and about the diverse natural features of the area.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot off Huron Drive, just north of the Bird Road intersection.

College Success for the ADHD Student: Making the Transition from High School

Wednesday May 13, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up

Most ADHD students have difficulty with the transition from high school to college; in fact, the vast majority drop out of school.

Join ADHD Coach Michael Thompson and learn answers to key questions:

Why do ADHD college students have so much trouble their first year?
Which aspects of their ADHD give them the most problems?
What is the Performance Gap for ADHD Students?
What is the 5-Point Approach for helping students with ADHD?
How does their understanding of ADHD make a huge difference in their performance?
What are the typical strengths of a person with ADHD?
How can an ADHD Coach make the transition to college easier for an ADHD student?

Michael Thompson is an ADHD coach, speaker, and educator. He is president of ADHD Coaching Empowers, a company specializing in helping those with ADHD. He is humorous and spirited as a speaker, delivering high energy, solution-oriented, informative talks.

This event is co-sponsored by AADL and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) of Washtenaw County.

A Town Hall Meeting about Women’s Health and Disability – A University and Community Partnership

Thursday May 14, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

A joint collaboration between the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living and the University of Michigan produced this study on Women's Health and Disability. Women with disabilities shared their personal experiences and point of view about their health and interacting with health care providers. Themes related to personal and societal stereotypes, the need to educate doctors about their disability, needing for more information to make decisions, and environmental barriers reflected their experiences.

We invite the community to give the researchers feedback on the findings of the study and where we should go next. We want to hear from you!

This research partnership was made possible through the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR); the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living and the University of Michigan.

Preschool Yoga

Saturday May 16, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2- 5.

Enjoy stories, puppets, and movements that promote coordination, flexibility, and storytime fun with Catalina Arango of Ananda Children.

Nature Walk @ Argo Nature Area

Thursday June 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Argo Nature Area

This event is intended for Grades K-Adult

Join staff members of AADL and the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation for an informative nature walk along the Huron River in the 22-acre Argo Nature Area.

Argo Nature Area has been a prime target for combating invasive species and restoring native ones. We'll learn about these native plants and animals, and about the diverse natural features of the area on our walk.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Meet in the parking lot by Argo Canoe Livery, off of Longshore Drive.