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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL)
Assists people with disabilities and their families in having full and productive lives. Their mission is to assure the quality of opportunity, full participation, independent living and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities in the Ann Arbor community.

Association on Higher Education and Disability
AHEAD is actively involved in all facets of promoting full and equal participation by individuals with disabilities in higher education and supporting the systems, institutions, professions, and professionals who attend to the fulfillment of this important mission.

City of Ann Arbor Alphabetical List of Resources
Provides links to and descriptions of different organizations designed to help people with disabilities.

Disability.Gov
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.

Job Accommodation Network
An online resource center designed to provide employers, people with disabilities, their families, service providers, educators and others with technical assistance on job accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Leader Dogs for the Blind
Located in Rochester, MI, this organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals. Since 1939, it has provided highly trained Leader Dogs. Today, services include the Accelerated Mobility Program, technology training, and other personal education skills. Leader Dogs is a great option for those looking to enhance their independence!

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan
Research, training, and education about learning disabilities and how to improve the lives of those with learning disabilities. LDA of MI is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, training, service and support of research.

Michigan Association on Higher Education and Disability
The purpose of MI-AHEAD is to strengthen the professionalism, expertise, competency, and effectiveness of personnel working with students with disabilities and promoting equity and opportunities for students with disabilities in higher education.

Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB)
The mission of the Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB) is to provide opportunity to individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employability and/or function independently in society.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Assists individuals with disabilities in finding successful employment and independence. MRS works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities.

Mobility International USA
MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision and other disabilities. MIUSA's mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
This organization supports youths with disabilities, ages 18-26, to transition from K-12 education and children services to appropriate community based services and supports. WACA also helps individuals with disabilities and their families to plan for the future through Person-Centered Planning, estate planning and alternatives to guardianship

CRLT: Teaching Students Who Have Disabilities

The University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) has an online resource for faculty instructors teaching students who have disabilities. Also included is information from the Office of the General Counsel.