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.
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 […]
One of government’s primary responsibilities is to protect residents and visitors. Providing emergency shelter during disasters and emergencies is a basic way of carrying out this duty.
This notice is a reminder that all health insurers, managed care organizations and other health entities must comply with the provisions of section 252.358, Florida Statutes.
A transportation discussion on issues facing people with disabilities with Tyler Morris from the Independent Living Resource Center, board member Sharon Hoffmeyer and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk
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.
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.