As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), 51% of board and staff are members of our disability community. The Independent Living Resource Center believes that it is our responsibility to hire and promote from within this community to ensure we are always focused on our mission: empowering people with disabilities to live independently.
Join the network of Centers for Independent Living, Florida Independent Living Council, and Vocational Rehabilitation at the 2018 Independent Living Conference in Orlando, Florida
OUTSTANDING VICTIM ADVOCATE: ANGELA MCKINLEY Angela McKinley has been a victim advocate at the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) for over 10 years, where she specializes in assisting individuals who are Deaf/deaf, hard of hearing or who have other disabilities that make them particularly vulnerable. People with disabilities frequently experience significant barriers to reporting crimes […]
ILRC Board Member, JTAC Chairwoman, Community Leader: Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes ILRC Board Member, Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes, was honored on April 7th, 2018 at the Annual White Cane Ball by the Jacksonville Council of the Blind for her advocacy and leadership serving people with disabilities. Sharon was appointed Chair of the Jacksonville Transportation Advisory Committee […]
The ILRC’s Youth Advisory Council joined delegates from other Florida Centers for Independent Living at our State’s Capitol. Thanks to Farah and Farah, Regions Bank and Florida Vocational Rehabilitation for making this day possible! 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 goal is to represent the full spectrum of disability and cultivate leadership skills for all youth with disabilities.
As NCIL’s 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living draws near, many youth with disabilities may be unsure of how they will fund a conference experience. Attending a national conference like this is hugely important in the life of a young person.
Calling all leaders! If you are an energetic, motivated and driven person with a disability between the ages of 16-19 this program may be for you!
Last year, NCIL sent House leadership a letter signed by 507 organizations urging them to oppose H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform act of 2017. On February 15, H.R. 620 passed through the House. Our fight now moves to the Senate, where we must urge them not to take up this dangerous bill!
Don’t Let Congress Chip Away at the ADA and our Civil Rights! UPDATE: February 13, 2018 HR 620 is expected to come to a vote on the House floor this Thursday (2/15)! We need all hands on deck to educate Members of Congress on why this bill will harm people with disabilities. If you haven’t called, tweeted, or emailed […]
SB 588: A Critical Update to Florida’s Hate Crime Law Tell the members of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to pass this critical update to Florida’s Hate Crime Law! The Florida Hate Crime Coalition (FHCC), spearheaded by the Anti-Defamation League, is urging a Florida Senate Committee to support Senate Bill 588, which through critical updates […]