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November 2020

PA Training @Sip & Savor Coffee Shop

November 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sip & Savor Coffee Shop, 78 E. 47th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60653
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**PLEASE NOTE: Location of training may alter based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access Living PA trainings and database here. Please bring the following items to your training session:…

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VIRTUAL: Taskforce for Attendant Services

November 23 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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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.

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PA Training @Sip & Savor Coffee Shop

November 24 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sip & Savor Coffee Shop, 78 E. 47th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60653
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**PLEASE NOTE: Location of training may alter based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access Living PA trainings and database here. Please bring the following items to your training session:…

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VIRTUAL: Cross Disability Support Group

November 24 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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** 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. All meetings are via ZOOM on conference call. DUE TO COVID-19 meeting dates may change. Tuesday, October 6: …

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The People’s Thanksgiving: Virtual Gathering

November 24 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join Access Living staff, consumers, friends, supporters, and community members for a virtual Thanksgiving gathering. This open-mic style event will help bring people together and focus on building community and sharing resources so folks can get through the Thanksgiving holiday during these difficult and isolating times. All are welcome, no matter where you live! If you are feeling the need for some disability community, this is a good opportunity. Register to attend via Zoom here. This event will have ASL,…

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DRACH Meeting

November 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 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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December 2020

Virtual: AYLP Group Meeting

December 1 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 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** 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. At present, AYLP meetings take place on Zoom. To attend and get link to meeting, please contact Candace Coleman (contact information below).

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The Cabin: Winter Open Studio Series (Virtual Event)

December 1 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on December 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join Johanna Tesfaye virtually every other Tuesday in December from 5-7pm, to talk about art, share tricks and tips, and work together. Dates: Dec. 1st - Creative Writing Dec 15 - CraftsDec 29 - Drawing All workshops will take place virtually from 5-7pm Interested? Email Johanna at jtesfaye@accessliving.org to RSVP. Accessibility Information: This series will use Automatic Captioning. For any other access requests please contact Johanna two weeks prior to the workshop date. This workshop is brought to you by…

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Taskforce for Attendant Services

December 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Fall 2020 Inclusive Dance Workshop Series

December 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on November 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

One event on December 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Co-Founders 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. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to take classes from guest artists working in the field of inclusive/integrated dance. Workshops meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm CT beginning Wednesday, September 16 through December 9th, followed by a showing on a date to…

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