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April 2021

(Virtual) Art Meditation

April 22 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

A pile of stones and a lotus flower surrounded by calm, clear water. White text reads "Art meditation".

Practice being more present with one or several parts of your life. This is for anyone who’d like to learn more about themselves in a calm and creative way. Every session will consist of a short meditation and a time to create. Each week, we’ll have a different theme. No meditation or art-making experience necessary. Creating can be writing, drawing, cooking, knitting, tearing up paper, anything that involves you doing something, anything at all. This event will take place over…

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Outtakes: Disability Culture Cabaret

April 23 @ 12:00 AM - May 2 @ 12:00 AM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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We are excited to announce Outtakes, the 12th Annual Disability Culture Cabaret, featuring performances, spoken word, music, comedy, and more. This year, we are going virtual! While we deeply miss being together in person, going virtual has allowed us to include more disabled artists outside Chicagoland. So, enjoy these contributions to our online cabaret! Outtakes will be available April 23-May 2, and on May 4 join us for a virtual fan Q&A and artist meet-up! How to view Outtakes Cabaret Performances:Click…

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PA Trainings in April 2021

April 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**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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PA Trainings in April 2021

April 27 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**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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Cross Disability Support Group

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until June 22, 2021

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. April - June Meeting Topics and Activities Tuesday, April 13: Practicing Healthy BoundariesTuesday, April 27: Resources and Agencies in the Community, Guest…

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Virtual: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

April 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on January 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on February 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on February 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on March 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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

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. **UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** 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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Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series

April 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on January 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on January 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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The Inclusive Dance Workshop Series is back! 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, January 20 through May 19th, including…

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Financial Literacy Workshop

April 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until June 24, 2021

One event on June 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Having trouble with budgeting, or not understanding how credit works? If the answer is YES sign up for Financial Literacy classes through Access Living. In our 11 week curriculum we discuss ways to improve your credit, and how to eliminate credit card debt. The best part is you earn while you learn.  Get a free gift card when you complete the classes. All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Contact Carleda Johnson to register! Workshop Dates & Details: April…

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(Virtual) Art Meditation

April 29 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

A pile of stones and a lotus flower surrounded by calm, clear water. White text reads "Art meditation".

Practice being more present with one or several parts of your life. This is for anyone who’d like to learn more about themselves in a calm and creative way. Every session will consist of a short meditation and a time to create. Each week, we’ll have a different theme. No meditation or art-making experience necessary. Creating can be writing, drawing, cooking, knitting, tearing up paper, anything that involves you doing something, anything at all. This event will take place over…

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May 2021

PA Trainings in May 2021

May 3 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on May 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on May 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM

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

One event on May 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on May 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on May 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 PM

One event on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on May 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on May 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on May 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on May 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on May 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on May 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on May 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**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, contact a Personal Assistant Training Coordinator. (Contact information is at the bottom of this page.) 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…

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