“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.
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.
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!
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 […]
“We constantly look for opportunities to fight the stigma of ‘can’t’, when it comes to disability,” says Morris. “This collaboration shows how important it is to celebrate the diversity that makes us each of us unique.”
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.