University of Michigan Health System Job Fair

The University of Michigan Health System will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, July 9 from 9:00 am to noon at Washtenaw County Michigan Works! They will be seeking both entry level and experienced candidates to fill a variety of openings including environmental services, material services, laundry services, maintenance, patient care tech and more. If you are unable to attend the job fair, you may apply online at http://www.umhscareers.org.

Need to work on your resume before the job fair? Take a look at the resources on the AADL Job Search Toolkit or the resume books available for check-out!

On the Job Talk Support Group


Getting a job isn’t easy and keeping your job can be even more challenging. On the Job Talk is a safe place to vent your frustrations and strategize work-life solutions. Whether you are an intern, new hire, mid-career, manager, executive or nearly retired, this group will provide support from others who share your struggles. The group meets every Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in Conference Room B of the Center for Independent Living. For more information, or for accommodation requests, please visit www.annarborcil.org or e-mail careerservices@aacil.org.

The Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues is Seeking Commissioners

Are You:

● A Disability Advocate
● Physically Challenged
● Developmentally Disabled
Blind or Visually Impaired
● Deaf or Hard of Hearing
● A Person with a Chronic Disease
● A Care Giver

Become a Commissioner!

The purpose of the Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues is to promote and advocate for equal opportunities for all individuals with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities, including full accessibility in Ann Arbor facilities, programs, businesses and organizations. The Commission addresses issues of significance to the local disability community, through effective committee work and collaboration. Commissioners serve a 3-year term requiring an appointment by the Mayor with approval from City Council. Ann Arbor residents are given priority consideration, but non-residents will be considered if they are viewed to fill a gap on the commission.

Meetings are open to the public and can also be viewed on Community Television Network (CTN)-Comcast Cable Channel 16. You can also view CTN videos On Demand by going to a2gov.org. Public meetings are held at City Hall on the third Wednesday of every month starting at 3:15pm

If you would like an application to apply for a seat on the Commission contact the Mayor’s Office at 734-794-6161 or visit the Resource Page at a2gov.org/disabilityresources. If you want more information about being a commissioner e-mail a2disabilityissues@gmail.com.

Easy English News For You

Are you an adult who is learning to read or is becoming an English Language Learner? AADL has a couple magazines that should get your attention.

The Easy English News is available at all of our branches. It contains current events written at a fourth grade reading level. It's written in a way to build your vocabulary and help you read for meaning. There's also News for You, which you can find at our downtown location or put a hold on a copy and have it sent to the location most convenient for you. Both publications have vocabulary words, puzzles and interactive websites. Spread the word!

A3BLN- Promoting Disability and Diversity in the Workplace

This Friday, May 15, join the Ann Arbor Area Business Leadership Network (A3BLN), hosted this month by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living and Washtenaw Community College Human Resources, for the unique opportunity to learn from employers & employees about ways to improve work opportunities for people with disabilities.

A panel of employers and employees from NuStep, Select Ride, and the University of Michigan will discuss the benefits of a diversified workforce. Sessions will be lead by human resources, legal and advocacy experts sharing their views regarding hiring persons with disabilities and ADA accommodations in the workplace.

Date: Friday, May 15th
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Location: WCC Morris Lawrence auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Drive

This event is open to all business leaders, employers & current or potential employees with disabilities. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required- the first 100 registrants will receive a complimentary lunch!

Project Outreach Drop In: Health and Housing Assistance

Do you need housing assistance or help finding mental health services? Join Project Outreach on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the 2nd floor study room of the Downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

The Project Outreach Team (PORT) is an intensive community outreach team that consists of two distinctive integrated teams. Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) serves the homeless, mentally ill population in Washtenaw County. The Justice Project Outreach Team (JPORT) serves individuals who are involved with the justice system and need mental health assistance. A key service PORT provides is ongoing psychiatric services, including assessments, consultation, and medication management to individuals who are homeless and those in the justice system who need mental health assistance.

Please call (734) 222-3750 for more information.

Dual Diagnosis- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Concerns

Community Support and Treatment Services (CSTS) offers many opportunities to obtain services and learn more about substance abuse, mental health and issues that occur when you or a loved one find themselves affected by both issues at once (Dual Diagnosis).

Now you can join the Discovery Group on Mondays from 1:30-3:00pm in the 2nd Floor Study Room of the Downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

This group is free and available to CSTS consumers, their families, friends, and any member of the Washtenaw County community. You don't need to make a commitment to attend weekly; there is no official referral process. You can drop in for help or simply to learn more about substance abuse and how it affects physical, mental and social aspects of lives as well as get support and encouragement. Whether you are precontemplative (resisting change), contemplative (change on the horizon) or just curious, there is something available for you.

Please call (734) 544-3050 or (734) 544-3000 to ask for additional information and other services available.

Large Print Materials-Easier on the Eyes

Perhaps you've realized that your eye sight isn't what it used to be. You don't need to give up reading, if that's the case, because AADL has a Large Print collection that can be mailed to eligible patrons as Free Matter for the Blind.

If large print is still difficult to read, you may want to consider submitting an application to the Washtenaw Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled. AADL administers the WLBPD to all eligible Washtenaw County residents. This program provides Digital Books and a Digital Player at no cost.

Responsible Recycling: Free E-Waste Drop Off

Do you have unwanted electronics such as old cell phones, power cables, LCD displays or hard drives sitting around collecting dust? Through the U of M Office of Campus Sustainability there are a few opportunities to safely dispose of electronic materials this week.

Public E-waste Event:
Saturday, April 25th, 9 a.m.- 2p.m.
Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd

* Business, Non-Profits and Commuters e-Waste Event:
Thursday, April 23rd, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday, April 24th, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
U-M State Street Commuter Parking lot, 2694 S State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

If you have questions about what sort of electronic are accepted, click over the University's FAQ page, or check out the list of accepted items.

* Schools, Government, Non-Profits, Small & Medium Businesses and Commuters are welcome to participate. Pre-registration for this event is requested to ensure adequate staffing, but is not required. You can pre-register here.

Get Money Smart at the Washtenaw County Resource Fair

Michigan State University Extension is hosting the Washtenaw County Resource Fair at the Michigan Works office in Ypsilanti on Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 1pm. At the fair you can discover what resources are available in Washtenaw County to help you become more financially secure. Venders will include: Ann Arbor State Bank, Flagstar Bank, DTE Energy, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Michigan State University Extension, United Way of Washtenaw County, University Bank, University of Michigan Credit Union, Washtenaw County Michigan Works and more!

Presentations will be offered at the following times:

10:15 AM- Debit Cards: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

10:45 AM- Be Smart about Credit

11:15 AM- Dealing with Payday Lenders

11:45 AM- Employment Assistance through Michigan Works

12:15 PM- Dress for Success!

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