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Adapted Recreation (Ann Arbor Public Schools Department of Community Education & Recreation)

For those age 16 and older with mental or physical challenges. Cooperative Cooking and other classes, Fun Nite Out, seasonal parties, and Strike Force Bowling League. jollys@a2schools.org, aareced.com

1515 S. Seventh [map]
(734) 994-2300, ext. 53203


Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Works with and on behalf of people with disabilities toward successes at home, at work, at school, and in the community through information and referrals, peer consultation, independent living skills training, systems advocacy, benefits counseling, career services, small business development, youth services, and referrals to all-abilities recreation. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. info@aacil.org, annarborcil.org V

3941 Research Park [map]
(734) 971-0277

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Assistive Media

Produces audio-based periodicals, short stories, and non-fiction books to serve people with reading and/or visual disabilities. Recordings available online. assistivemedia.org V

400 Maynard [map]
(734) 834-3034


Community Alliance

Supports and empowers people with developmental disabilities to achieve the highest possible level of independence and self-sufficiency through direct support services and fiscal intermediary services. kgrant@communityalliance.com, communityalliance-mi.org

301 W. Michigan Ave., #102, Ypsilanti 48197 [map]
(734) 482-3300


Down Syndrome Support Team

Resources for families and friends of people with Down Syndrome. downsyndromesupportteam.com

9227 Fieldstone, Saline 48176 [map]
(313) 608-7374


Intentional Communities of Washtenaw

Association of parents, families, friends, and Catholic Social Services dedicated to creating sustainable housing communities for disabled individuals regardless of their race, religion, or ability to pay. Creates housing options for clusters of 6-10 individuals, including an adult who lives on-site to support independent living and facilitate social activities. Call for cost. kara.shuell@intentcom.com, intentcom.org




Judson Center Autism Connections

Provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for those with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) beginning at age two. Many insurances accepted, including Medicaid. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. autism@judsoncenter.org, judsoncenter.org V

3917 Research Park Drive, #B-1A [map]
(734) 794-2930


Washtenaw Learning Disabilities Association (WLDA)

Information, resources, and support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families living in Washtenaw County. Supports tutors working with students with learning disabilities and periodically provides training for tutors, teachers, and parents. Funds tutoring scholarships for students who have learning disabilities. Co-sponsors the annual Preparing for Tomorrow Conference, assisting high school juniors and seniors with the transition to college or employment. washtenawlda.org V




Michigan Ability Partners

Housing and vocational services for veterans and others with disabilities including job placement and coaching, transitional work training, and career planning. Also, housing placement, development, eviction prevention, supportive services, and personal financial management, (representative payee service). info@mapagency.org, mapagency.org V

3810 Packard, #260 [map]
(734) 975-6880


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Washtenaw County

Financial assistance for people with disabilities. Helps with expenses such as rent, utilities, food, and clothes. Income, assets, and residency requirements apply. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or apply online at michigan.gov/mdhhs

22 Center, Ypsilanti 48198 [map]
(734) 481-2000


Michigan Rehabilitation Services (Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity)

Vocational rehabilitation services focused on achieving employment for individuals with disabilities in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Call or visit michigan.gov/mrs

3810 Packard, #170 [map]
(734) 677-1125, (877) 901-9195


Partners in Personal Assistance

Offers ways for people with disabilities and seniors to make decisions about their care. Clients choose and supervise their own personal assistants. info@annarborppa.org, annarborppa.org

3840 Packard, #150 [map]
(734) 214-3890


St. Louis Center/St. Louis Guanella Village

Residential care community for adults and children age 5 to 70+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Slated for completion Fall 2020: Guanella Village. Five buildings for housing families or individuals. Assisted living, respite, and community fitness services available. mail@stlouiscenter.org, stlouiscenter.org S

16195 Old US-12, Chelsea 48118 [map]
(734) 475-8430


Therapeutic Riding Inc.

Therapeutic horseback riding for area youth and adults with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities. No riding experience required for participants or volunteers. Volunteers must be at least age 14, attend orientation, and pass a background check. info@therapeuticridinginc.org, therapeuticridinginc.org V

3425 E. Morgan [map]
(734) 677-0303


Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy

Advocacy for people with disabilities, to provide them with choices, opportunities, and support for full inclusion in community life. Assists youths with disabilities, ages 18-26, to transition from K-12 education and children services to community-based services and supports. Also assists individuals with disabilities to obtain accommodations to navigate the court system, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, and the Michigan Family Support Subsidy. info@washtenawaca.org, washtenawaca.org

1100 N. Main, #205 [map]
(734) 662-1256


Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled

For people of all ages who are unable to read or use standard-print materials due to a temporary or permanent visual or physical disability. Book players, books, magazines, and videos in downloadable, USB cartridge, large print, and braille formats are mailed and returned via the USPS at no charge. Apply for services by phone or email. Hours vary. wlbpd@aadl.org, wlbpd.aadl.org

343 S. Fifth (Ann Arbor District Library) [map]
(734) 327-4224




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