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Over 1,000 people join the disability rights march to the US Capitol, coordinated by the National Council for Independent Living.


July 26, 2017

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A Continued Fight

As a community leader for disability rights, we constantly work to fight stigmas through education, break barriers through advocacy and expand opportunity through service provision.


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July 14, 2017

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Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

The Senate released their updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act yesterday, and all of our concerns remain the same. The new version will still cut Medicaid by $772 billion, with an even more restrictive growth rate and deeper cuts starting in 2025. Fifteen million people will lose Medicaid.


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Eddie & Chuck in Tallahassee with Youth Advisory Council


June 29, 2017

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Keep Taking Action Over the Recess!

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on the Senate’s awful Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4 recess. While this is good news, it is not a victory; this fight is far from over.


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The ILRC

At The ILRC, our mission is to empower people with disabilities to live independent, self-empowered lives. We believe that full opportunity is possible through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal opportunity.
Eddie & Chuck in Tallahassee with Youth Advisory Council

Empowering our Next Generation

The ILRC empowers youth with disabilities through our mentoring program, independent living skills trainings and Youth Advisory Council.

The ILRC Youth Advisory Council is made of 13-17 members of our community with disabilities between the ages of 13-25. The Council’s goals are to increase creativity, confidence and independence, build teamwork and cooperation, develop conflict resolution, time management and organization skills and build communication, public speaking and negotiation skills.


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