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115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

February 2020

DRACH Steering Committee

February 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Monthly meeting of the steering committee for DRACH (Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing). Contact Cathleen O'Brien with questions or for more information.

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AYLP Group Meeting

February 18 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on January 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on April 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on September 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on September 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on October 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on November 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on November 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on December 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM

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. *Any changes to AYLP meeting days and times will be reflected on the Access Living events calendar.

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Young Professionals Council

February 19 @ 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 March 18, 2020

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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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Dance Class

February 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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2019-2020 Schweitzer Fellows, Maggie Bridger and Sydney Erlikh, will lead a series of workshops focusing each week on key components of inclusive dance. Together, we will explore various dancemaking tools & concepts, dance techniques, and improvisational scores. Registration encouraged. Questions? Concerns? Contact Sydney Erlikh at serlik2@uic.edu.

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Financial Literacy, Series One

February 20 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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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Power to the People Meeting

February 21 @ 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 June 19, 2020

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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PA Training @Access Living

February 24 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on January 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on March 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social Security Card3. Resume and three professional references4. Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) Learn…

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Cross Disability Support Group

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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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Cambiando Vidas Meeting

February 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9, 2020

An event every month that begins at 3:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 23, 2020

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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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DRACH Meeting

February 26 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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One event on February 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on May 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on June 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on July 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on August 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on September 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on October 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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

The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH.

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Dance Class

February 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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2019-2020 Schweitzer Fellows, Maggie Bridger and Sydney Erlikh, will lead a series of workshops focusing each week on key components of inclusive dance. Together, we will explore various dancemaking tools & concepts, dance techniques, and improvisational scores. Registration encouraged. Questions? Concerns? Contact Sydney Erlikh at serlik2@uic.edu.

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Financial Literacy, Series One

February 27 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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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March 2020

Cross Disability Support Group

March 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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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Dance Class

March 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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2019-2020 Schweitzer Fellows, Maggie Bridger and Sydney Erlikh, will lead a series of workshops focusing each week on key components of inclusive dance. Together, we will explore various dancemaking tools & concepts, dance techniques, and improvisational scores. Registration encouraged. Questions? Concerns? Contact Sydney Erlikh at serlik2@uic.edu.

Find out more »

Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee

March 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on June 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on June 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on June 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join the Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee to plan the 2020 Disability Pride Parade. Contact Mary Delgado with questions or for further information. Mary Delgado: madd503317@gmail.com

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Disability Candidates Forum

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Disability Candidates Forum: Join us on March 5th to hear candidates running for Cook County State's Attorney and Clerk of the Circuit Court address how they plan to serve the disability community. Illinois elections are around the corner; learn more about these candidates to help inform your vote. Access Living is a fully accessible building. CART and ASL interpretation will be provided. To make any additional accommodation requests fill out the accommodation request form. Register to attend the forum Submit…

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Financial Literacy, Series One

March 5 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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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Step Ahead

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

One event on August 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on September 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on October 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on November 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on December 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Step Ahead is an Access Living program and peer support group for people with disabilities who are living independently in the community. It aims to support people with disabilities who have already transitioned out of nursing homes as they further develop their independent living skills. Participation is open to all. **Please contact the Independent Living Skills Trainer in advance to meeting dates, as some meetings take place at various locations in the community.**

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Independent Voices

March 9 @ 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 June 9, 2020

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting days or times will be reflected on Access Living's events calendar.

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ADAPT Productions

March 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating until July 7, 2020

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Cross Disability Support Group

March 10 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM

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

Find out more »

Cambiando Vidas Meeting

March 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9, 2020

An event every month that begins at 3:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 23, 2020

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

Find out more »

AYLP Group Meeting

March 10 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on January 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on April 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on September 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on September 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on October 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on November 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on November 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on December 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM

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. *Any changes to AYLP meeting days and times will be reflected on the Access Living events calendar.

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PA Training @Access Living

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on January 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on February 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on March 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social Security Card3. Resume and three professional references4. Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) Learn…

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Taskforce for Attendant Services

March 11 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on April 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on May 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on June 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on July 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on August 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on September 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on October 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on November 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM

One event on December 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** 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.

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Dance Class

March 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM

One event on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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2019-2020 Schweitzer Fellows, Maggie Bridger and Sydney Erlikh, will lead a series of workshops focusing each week on key components of inclusive dance. Together, we will explore various dancemaking tools & concepts, dance techniques, and improvisational scores. Registration encouraged. Questions? Concerns? Contact Sydney Erlikh at serlik2@uic.edu.

Find out more »

Financial Literacy, Series One

March 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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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Association of Educational Therapists

March 13 @ 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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A closed community partner meeting of the Association of Educational Therapists.

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CANCELED: DJMC Group Meeting

March 14 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Monthly meeting for DJMC mentees and their mentors.

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CANCELED: DRACH Steering Committee

March 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Monthly meeting of the steering committee for DRACH (Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing). Contact Cathleen O'Brien with questions or for more information.

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CANCELED: AYLP Group Meeting

March 17 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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. *Any changes to AYLP meeting days and times will be reflected on the Access Living events calendar.

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NEW LOCATION: Dance Class

March 18 @ 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: Young Professionals Council

March 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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CANCELED: Financial Literacy, Series One

March 19 @ 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: Power to the People Meeting

March 20 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

CANCELED: PA Training @Access Living

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social Security Card3. Resume and three professional references4. Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) Learn…

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REMOTE: Independent Voices

March 23 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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The Independent Voices meeting on Monday, 3/23, from 1:30-3PM via conference call. The conference call number is 800-434-5932 and the participant code is 57629732.  There will be ASL  interpretation offered at the same number via video phone. Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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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CANCELED: Cross Disability Support Group

March 24 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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: 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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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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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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NEW LOCATION: Dance Class

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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 a source of social connection to our community in a time when we are all taking necessary and important steps to isolate ourselves. We will be using Google Hangouts Meet, which has captioning built into…

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REMOTE: Power to the People

April 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 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** 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…

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REMOTE: DJMC Group Meeting

April 11 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 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** Due to COVID-19, DJMC is meeting remotely once every week. Contact Mary Lee Ahern for more information.

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REMOTE: Independent Voices

April 13 @ 1:30 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** Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting…

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REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

April 14 @ 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: PA Training @Access Living

April 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social Security Card3. Resume and three professional references4. Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) Learn…

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NEW LOCATION: Dance Class

April 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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 a source of social connection to our community in a time when we are all taking necessary and important steps to isolate ourselves. We will be using Google Hangouts Meet, which has captioning built into…

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CANCELED: Young Professionals Council

April 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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REMOTE: Power to the People Meeting

April 17 @ 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** 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…

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REMOTE: Cross Disability Support Group

April 21 @ 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 DRACH Steering Committee

April 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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** Monthly meeting of the steering committee for DRACH (Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing). Contact Cathleen O'Brien with questions or for more information.

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

April 21 @ 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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REMOTE: DRACH Meeting

April 22 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

**DURING ACCESS LIVING'S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH.

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NEW LOCATION: Dance Class

April 22 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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 a source of social connection to our community in a time when we are all taking necessary and important steps to isolate ourselves. We will be using Google Hangouts Meet, which has captioning built into…

Find out more »

CANCELLED: PA Training @Access Living

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social Security Card3. Resume and three professional references4. Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable) Learn…

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REMOTE: Independent Voices

April 27 @ 1:30 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** Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting…

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REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

April 28 @ 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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May 2020

REMOTE: Step Ahead

May 1 @ 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 the telephone from 1:00-3:00 on Friday, May 1st. You must RSVP to Tim Pagani by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 30th so the phone number and access code can be shared with you. Email: TPagani@accessliving.orgPhone: (312) 640-2110 Step Ahead will be meeting via a telephone conference call from 1:00-3:00. We will be having a career specialist from Chicago House & Social Service Agency as our guest presenter.  If you are interested in attending, please email…

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

May 5 @ 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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REMOTE: Taskforce for Attendant Services

May 6 @ 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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REMOTE: Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee

May 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 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** Join the Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee to plan the 2020 Disability Pride Parade. Contact Mary Delgado with questions or for further information. Mary Delgado: madd503317@gmail.com

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REMOTE: DJMC Group Meeting

May 9 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 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** Monthly meeting for DJMC mentees and their mentors.

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REMOTE: Independent Voices

May 11 @ 1:30 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** Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting…

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REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

May 12 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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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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REMOTE: DRACH Steering Committee

May 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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** Monthly meeting of the steering committee for DRACH (Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing). Contact Cathleen O'Brien with questions or for more information.

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

May 19 @ 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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REMOTE: Independent Voices

May 25 @ 1:30 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** Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting…

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REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

May 26 @ 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.

Find out more »

REMOTE: DRACH Meeting

May 27 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

**DURING ACCESS LIVING’S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH.

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June 2020

REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

June 2 @ 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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CANCELLED: Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee

June 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join the Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee to plan the 2020 Disability Pride Parade. Contact Mary Delgado with questions or for further information. Mary Delgado: madd503317@gmail.com

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REMOTE: Taskforce for Attendant Services

June 3 @ 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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REMOTE: Step Ahead

June 5 @ 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. You must RSVP by 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 4th so the phone number and access code can be shared with you. We will be having the Fair Housing Testing Coordinator from Access Living’s Civil Rights Department as our guest presenter. She will share information about your rights as a person with a disability to fair housing.  If you are interested in attending, please email Tim Pagani at tpagani@accessliving.org…

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REMOTE: Independent Voices

June 8 @ 1:30 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** Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting…

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REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

June 9 @ 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.

Find out more »

REMOTE: PA Training @Access Living

June 10 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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** Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social…

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REMOTE: DJMC Group Meeting

June 13 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 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** Monthly meeting for DJMC mentees and their mentors.

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REMOTE: DRACH Steering Committee

June 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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** Monthly meeting of the steering committee for DRACH (Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing). Contact Cathleen O'Brien with questions or for more information.

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

June 16 @ 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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CANCELLED: Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee

June 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join the Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee to plan the 2020 Disability Pride Parade. Contact Mary Delgado with questions or for further information. Mary Delgado: madd503317@gmail.com

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REMOTE: Power to the People Meeting

June 19 @ 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** 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…

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REMOTE: Independent Voices

June 22 @ 1:30 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** Independent Voices meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.* 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. All are welcome to join IV. Please contact Ryan McGraw with questions or to make an accommodation request. *Any changes to IV meeting…

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REMOTE: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

June 23 @ 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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REMOTE: DRACH Meeting

June 24 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

**DURING ACCESS LIVING’S BUILDING CLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR DETAILS ON REMOTE/VIRTUAL MEETINGS** The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH.

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CANCELLED: Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee

June 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join the Disability Pride Parade Planning Committee to plan the 2020 Disability Pride Parade. Contact Mary Delgado with questions or for further information. Mary Delgado: madd503317@gmail.com

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REMOTE: PA Training @Access Living

June 26 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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** Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social…

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REMOTE: PA Training @Access Living

June 30 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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** Personal Assistant training sessions are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public who wish to become a personal assistant. An RSVP is required to attend this or any other PA training session. To RSVP, please contact a PA Training Coordinator. Please bring the following items to your training session: 1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)2. Social…

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REMOTE: AYLP Group Meeting

June 30 @ 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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July 2020

Virtual: Taskforce for Attendant Services

July 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** Taskforce for Attendant Services (TFAS) is 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.

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Virtual: AYLP Group Meeting

July 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** 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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Virtual: DJMC Group Meeting

July 11 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 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** Monthly meeting for DJMC mentees and their mentors.

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Virtual: AYLP Group Meeting

July 21 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** 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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Virtual: DRACH Meeting

July 22 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH.

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August 2020

Webinar: Nondiscrimination in Illinois Crisis Standards of Care and Hospital Visitor Policies During Covid-19 and Beyond

August 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join Access Living at 5 p.m. Monday, August 3, for a webinar to discuss how state guidance prohibiting discrimination in emergency treatment and hospital visitation policies can save lives. With the uptick of COVID-19 cases throughout the country, it’s important to understand Illinois state guidance that protects people with disabilities and others at risk of bias in lifesaving treatment. Learn more about the State guidance in place for non-discrimination in COVID-19 treatment and hospital visitation policies. Register to attend Submit question…

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