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March 2020

REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

March 24 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**DURING ACCESS LIVING'S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** Cambiando Vidas meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and provides a critical space for immigrants with disabilities to come together, organize, and effect change. Learn more about Cambiando Vidas. Cambiando Vidas meetings are conducted in Spanish. Interpreters are provided. Contact Michelle Garcia with questions, accommodation requests, or to get more information.

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CANCELED: Financial Literacy, Series One

March 26 @ 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? Attend Access Living's Financial Literacy Workshop. 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. All classes are from 2 to 4 p.m. Series One Workshop Class Schedule: Class 1: 1/16/2020, Financial Empowerment What does it Mean? Class 2: 1/23/2020, Emotional and Cultural influences on financial decisions Class 3: 1/30/2020, Benefits of a Bank Account Class 4:…

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CANCELED: PA Training @Douglass Branch Library

March 30 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Douglass Branch Library, 3343 W. 13th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60623 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 SESSION. RSVP…

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

March 31 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**DURING ACCESS LIVING'S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** 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. *Any changes to AYLP meeting days and times will be reflected on the Access Living events calendar.

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April 2020

REMOTE: Taskforce for Attendant Services

April 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**DURING ACCESS LIVING'S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** Taskforce for Attendant Services (TFAS) meets the first Wednesday of every month.* It’s made up of consumers with disabilities and personal assistants (PAs). Together, members organize and advocate for programs or campaigns that support personal care workers and independent living for people with disabilities. Contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make accommodation requests. *If a TFAS meeting day or time changes, it will be reflected…

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NEW LOCATION: Dance Class

April 1 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Out of an abundance of care for our community we have decided to move our Weekly Inclusive Dance Workshops online at least through our April 1 meeting. For our March 18 and April 1st meetings, we plan to meet online using Google Hangouts. Although we realize that there will be some access needs to work through in an online workshop format, we are excited about the new possibilities this online space offers our collective dancemaking practices and hope to offer…

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CANCELED: PA Training @Austin-Irving Branch Library

April 3 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Austin-Irving Branch Library, 6100 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60634 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 SESSION. RSVP…

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REMOTE: Step Ahead

April 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Step Ahead will be meeting via a telephone conference call from 1:00-3:00. This month’s meeting will be an opportunity to hear about resources related to COVID-19. If you are interested in attending, please email Tim Pagani at tpagani@accessliving.org or call 312-640-2110 and leave a voicemail stating you are interested in attending the meeting. Tim will email or call you with the telephone number and access code to participate. You must RSVP by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 2nd so the…

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REMOTE: Cross Disability Support Group

April 7 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**DURING ACCESS LIVING'S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** Access Living’s Cross-Disability Support Group (CDSG) is for people with all kinds of disabilities to teach and learn from one another. CDSG meets every other Tuesday. To attend, or to make an accommodation request, call or email Carleda Johnson. Note: During our March 3rd meeting we will be going on a group outing to the Chicago History Museum.

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

April 7 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**DURING ACCESS LIVING'S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** 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. *Any changes to AYLP meeting days and times will be reflected on the Access Living events calendar.

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