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October 2019

Independent Voices

October 14 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:30 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 25, 2019

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Independent Voices is one of Access Living’s community advocacy groups. Its members are nursing home survivors as well as folks living in nursing homes who want to move out. Members convene to build community and cultivate activism in current nursing home residents.

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PA Training @Budlong Woods Branch Library

October 15 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Budlong Woods Branch Library, 5630N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659 United States
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Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access Living PA trainings and database here. Please bring the following items to your training session: Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)Social Security CardResume and three professional referencesCertified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) AN RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND A TRAINING…

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DRACH Steering Committee

October 15 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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AYLP

October 15 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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AYLP meets on the first, third, and fifth (when applicable) Tuesdays of every month. All are welcome to join; AYLP members are people with disabilities, social justice advocates, and allies. Learn more about AYLP here.

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Young Professionals Council

October 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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The monthly meeting of Access Living's Young Professionals Council.

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Adult Dance Class

October 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on October 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on October 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on November 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

One event on December 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Each week we'll explore new tenets of making inclusive dance, such as choreographic tools, improvisation, and technique, culminating in a performance on December 14th, 2019. Adults (18+) of all abilities and experience levels are encouraged to attend. Attendance at every session is encouraged, but not required. To request an accommodation, please email Sydney Erlikh at serlik2@uic.edu.

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Book Launch Party: “From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability”

October 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Chicago Review Press, together with Access Living, invites you to the book launch of From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disabilities, by Pia Justesen. Comprised of first-person narratives of people with disabilities, From the Periphery describes what it's like to be treated differently due to a disability. Its stories are raw, painful, surprisingly funny, and deeply moving. "This is a necessary book, and as uplifting as it is heartbreaking. These voices have gone unheard for long enough. May these stories…

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PA Training @Avalon Library

October 17 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Avalon Library, 8148 S. Stony Island Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60617 United States
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Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access Living PA trainings and database here. Please bring the following items to your training session: Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)Social Security CardResume and three professional referencesCertified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) AN RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND A TRAINING…

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New Session Begins! Financial Literacy Workshop

October 17 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Interested in mastering your money? A new session for our Financial Stability Workshop begins October 17th. No registration is required. To attend, simply walk in to Access Living. Contact the Independent Living Skills Coordinator for additional information or to make an accommodation request. Session Four Financial Literacy Workshop Dates: 10/17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/24, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.10/31, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 11/7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 11/14, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 11/21, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 11/28, NO…

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Power to the People

October 18 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2019

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Through community building, networking, and cross-collaboration, Access Living’s Power to the People (PTP) advocacy group harnesses many different voices and areas of expertise to advocate for the changes that people with disabilities want and need. Learn more about PTP. PTP meets on the third Friday of every month. Participation is open to all. To join PTP or to make an accessibility request, please contact our advocacy team.

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