“I am so thrilled for this exciting partnership between The Able Trust and the Independent Living Resource Center that will change lives here in the Jacksonville area,” said State Senator Aaron Bean. “Both of these excellent organizations are doing so much to create employment opportunities for Floridians with disabilities, and I can’t wait to see what can be accomplished with this grant.”
The Able Trust on Friday launched Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) activities in Orlando and announced the recipients of its 2018 Ability Awards.
The Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida will celebrate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Sunday, October 29th at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. In partnership with the City of Jacksonville’s Disabled Services Division and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 1,000 tickets will be distributed to individuals in the disability community and their guests.
The ILRC Youth Services will be hosting a mentor-mentee event with the Freedom Boat Club at the Julington Creek Marina on Monday, October 16th to celebrate Disability Mentoring Month.
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.
The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) will provide a “Lunch Break” in 2017 to employees with a disability who are in the first two weeks of employment.
The ILRC is seeking members for its 2017 Youth Advisory Council. The council, which empowers youth with disabilities for leadership, is open to youth ages 13 to 25 who have a disability. The Youth Advisory Council typically includes between 13 and 17 members.