Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Phone: (734) 971-0277

CIL provides:

  • Advocacy to make our community more accessible, friendlier, and livable
  • Assistance accessing community resources
  • Career services
  • Disability training for businesses and organizations
  • Independent living coaching
  • Peer support
  • Small business development assistance
  • Recreation and arts programming
  • Transitions from nursing facilities back into the community
  • Volunteer and training opportunities
  • Youth programming

Our main location is in Ann Arbor, and we also have affiliate locations in Monroe and Livingston counties.


Ramp Construction Services:

Administers the Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund, which offers flexible, low-interest loans to people with disabilities to purchase assistive technology equipment and devices. The maximum loan amount is $20,000. Equipment can include hearing or vision aids, computers, software, wheelchairs, scooters, communication devices and accessible vehicles, as well as ramps and home and vehicle modifications. Loans may also cover the cost of training, warranties and service agreements, as well as Medicare co-payments for covered durable medical equipment. Interest rates range from 5-7%, depending on the type of equipment and length of the loan. Repayment terms are flexible. Credit history, including non-traditional credit records, and ability to repay loan will be considered in approving applications. Must be a resident of Michigan, disabled and in need of assistive technology. Person for whom equipment is intended or their family must apply.