TheRide Route Updates

Beginning Sunday, August 23, a number of service improvements will affect many routes in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. The highlight of these changes include extended weekend service on Saturdays and Sundays; increased frequency of stops along some routes; and a new route, #67, with hourly service from Meijer on Carpenter to Wal-mart.

For detailed service changes, be sure to go to TheRideYourWay.org.

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.

Teens! Come volunteer at the AADL this summer!

Hey teens! Come volunteer at the AADL this summer! It’s a great way to meet people, see some cool behind-the-scenes stuff at the library, and earn volunteer hours! If you're between the ages of 14 and 18, all you need to do is fill out the form at www.aadl.org/teenvolunteer, have a parent or guardian sign the permission slip that you’ll link to via that page, and then come to any of the five orientations taking place throughout the summer. At these orientations, you’ll learn about what volunteering entails and have the chance to sign up for the opportunities you want to help with, including program prep work, stocking summer game orders, and assisting with a variety of programs themselves. If you’d like more information or have questions, email teenvolunteer@aadl.org. Hope to see you this summer!

Psst! It's also a great way to get lots and lots of summer game codes, since every program you help with will have its own code!

Dawn Farm Education Series: Intervention

“It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety" will be presented on Tuesday June 30, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jeff Jay & Debra Jay; Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, best-selling authors of Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention, and the newly-released, "It Takes a Family, A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety". There will be a book signing and opportunity to meet/greet the presenters following the presentation. Addiction is often described as a “family disease” however families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Structured Family Recovery™ starts with a family and ends with a family recovery team. This will bring practical information, help and hope to individuals & families affected by addiction and to anyone who wants to learn about Structured Family Recovery™ from the expert who developed and “wrote the book” on this technique. The presentation will take place in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. All programs are free and open to all. No registration is required. Each program provides 1.5 free CE hours for addiction professionals approved by MCBAP and NAADAC.

Dawn Farm Education Series: Intervention

“It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety" will be presented on Tuesday June 30, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jeff Jay & Debra Jay; Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, and best-selling authors of Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention, the newly-released, "It Takes a Family, A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety" and other books. There will be a book signing and opportunity to meet/greet the presenters following the presentation. Addiction is often described as a “family disease” however families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Structured Family Recovery™ starts with a family and ends with a family recovery team. This will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to individuals & families affected by addiction and to anyone who wants to learn about Structured Family Recovery™ from the expert who developed and “wrote the book” on this technique.This program will bring practical information, help and hope to anyone who cares about a chemically dependent person, and to anyone who wants to learn more about the intervention process. The presentation will take place in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. All programs are free and open to all. No registration is required. Each program provides 1.5 free CE hours for addiction professionals approved by MCBAP and NAADAC.

Teens Using Drugs: Education Series

The Dawn Farms Education Series, "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" will be presented in its final session before it resumes in the fall. This is a free, two-part series that will be presented from 7:30-9:00 pm Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 (part one, "What to Know"), and Tuesday, June 9th (part two, "What to Do"). The programs will be held in the "Exhibition Room" on the first floor of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. The sessions are presented by the Dawn Farm Youth & Family Services team. This program is targeted primarily to parents/caretakers of teens & young adults but is inclusive of other family members, teens, professionals, students, people who sponsor or support teens, and others interested. Please contact 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org or see the link to Dawn Farm for further information.

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!

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