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NEWS RELEASE: The Able Trust awards ILRC $250k Employment Grant

“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.”

Left to Right: Nathan Polete (PB), Teri Davis (PB), April Baker (ILRC), and Tyler Morris (ILRC) at 2018 Ability Awards.
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The Able Trust on Friday launched Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) activities in Orlando and announced the recipients of its 2018 Ability Awards.

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Outstanding Victim Advocate Award: Angela McKinley

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 […]

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Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes Recognized at Annual White Cane Ball

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 […]

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CIL Day 2018

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.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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!

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Community Action Needed: Update!

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 […]