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January 2021

Virtual: DRACH Meeting

January 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

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 throughout the month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH. At present, DRACH meetings take place via conference call. Contact Cathleen O'Brien to get the dial-in number.

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Young Professionals Council – Virtual

January 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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** Join the monthly meeting for the Access Living Young Professional's Council. Contact Justin Cooper at ypc@accessliving.org with questions or for more information. YPC meetings take place via Zoom. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86156713578

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PA Trainings in January 2021

January 21 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on January 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on January 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on January 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on January 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**PLEASE NOTE: Location of each training is TBD based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** If you would like to be scheduled for a training, call (312) 569-9136. 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…

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DJMC Group Meeting

January 21 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on January 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on February 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 18, 2021 at 4:00 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** DJMC mentors and mentees meet throughout the month. If you are already a member of DJMC, please contact Mary Lee Ahern for information on how to attend this meeting. Interested in joining DJMC? Apply to be a mentor or a mentee here.

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VIRTUAL: Taskforce for Attendant Services

January 25 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on January 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM

One event on February 8, 2021 at 1:30 PM

One event on February 22, 2021 at 1:30 PM

One event on March 8, 2021 at 1:30 PM

One event on March 22, 2021 at 1:30 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 about this meeting or TFAS, or to request an accommodation.

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Cross Disability Support Group

January 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on January 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on February 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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

Access Living’s Cross-Disability Support Group (CDSG) is for people with all kinds of disabilities to teach and learn from one another in order to build both community and personal knowledge. To attend, or to make an accommodation request, call or email Carleda Johnson. All meetings are via ZOOM on conference call. DUE TO COVID-19 meeting dates may change. January - March 2021 Topics and Activities Tuesday, January 12: Goals for 2021, Part 1Tuesday, January 26: Goals for 2021, Part 2Tuesday,…

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DJMC Group Meeting

January 28 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on January 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on February 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on February 18, 2021 at 4:00 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** DJMC mentors and mentees meet throughout the month. If you are already a member of DJMC, please contact Mary Lee Ahern for information on how to attend this meeting. Interested in joining DJMC? Apply to be a mentor or a mentee here.

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February 2021

Virtual: AYLP Group Meeting

February 2 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until April 6, 2021

An event every month that begins at 4:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until April 20, 2021

An event every month that begins at 4:00 PM on day Fifth of the month, repeating until March 30, 2021

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** Advance Your Leadership Power 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. At present, AYLP meetings take place on Zoom. To attend and get link to meeting, please contact Candace Coleman…

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Virtual: DRACH Meeting

February 3 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

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 throughout the month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH. At present, DRACH meetings take place via conference call. Contact Cathleen O'Brien to get the dial-in number.

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Step Ahead

February 5 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on May 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on June 4, 2021 at 1:00 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** Step Ahead is an Access Living group for people with disabilities who previously lived in a nursing facility and are now living independently in the community. The group aims to provide knowledge, information, and community resources for people with disabilities who want to further develop their independence. This group also welcomes individuals who are currently in the process…

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