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WELCOME to the online home of the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida. We empower people with disabilities, enabling them to exert their individual right to live as independently as possible, make personal life choices and achieve full community inclusion. Our center provides employment services, an equipment loan program, sign language interpreting and more...

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Recognizing Deaf Awareness Week 9/23/13 – 9/30/13

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The Center for Independent Living joins The NAD and the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) who will be celebrating the International Week of the Deaf during September 23 to 27.  For more information please visit www.nad.org.

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Thank you!

We’d like to thank our sponsors who have made donations for our recent fundraisers.  Thank you all so much! Gainesville Sponsors Alachua Restaurant Group (Flying Biscuit, Heavenly Ham) Amelia’s Ballyhoo Grill Beef O’Brady’s Best Western Gateway Grand Blue Gill Blue…

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OPEN HOUSE Friday August 2nd!

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Join us on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 from 1pm until 3pm, as we open our doors to all and share valuable information about our programs.  Stop by and learn more about how the Center for Independent Living is involved locally…

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HERNANDO COUNTY EVENT | June 10th

Brooksville – The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County in cooperation with the Center for Independent Living and other local partners will host a free workshop to assist residents with disabilities and their families prepare for the possibility of…

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Emergency Preparedness Expert Panel | Save The Date

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Together with area Partners, the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida and Alachua County’s Office of Emergency Management, will be holding an Emergency Preparedness Activity for residents of Alachua County who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. When:…

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ASL Videos | Emergency Preparedness

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Rehab Engineers Need Ideas

The Capstone Design course at the University of South Florida (USF) plays an important role in the emerging field of Rehab Engineering.  Students progress from taking an idea that has the potential to help individuals with disabilities to designing and…

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Computer Science Exploration Project | A Promising Practice in Introducing Computer Science

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To expose high school students with disabilities to computer sciences and related careers, the CIL of North Central Florida’s High School High Tech program undertook the Computer Science Exploration Project. The Project offered a series of nine hands-on events. An…

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In Memoriam | Carol Terrillion

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It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must inform everyone of the passing of Ms. Carol Terrillion, CIL Program Coordinator. Carol was an advocate through-and-through and lived her life to the fullest, never letting disability dictate what she…

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SPORTS-ABILITY Returns to Ocala, FL

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OCALA – October 5-6, 2012 Friday, October 5, 2012: 10 am – 3 pm ED Croskey Center, Hampton Aquatic Center MLK Recreation Complex, 1510 NW 4th Street, Ocala, Fl Saturday, October 6, 2012: 10 am – 3 pm Carney Island…

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Florida’s way: Nursing home profits trump sick kids’ special needs | Fred Grimm The Miami Herald

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The feds just don’t understand how we do business down here in Florida. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division fired off a letter to the state attorney general’s office last week, threatening to sue the state for sticking medically fragile…

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“Boogie Nights” | Fundraiser

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Join us for a night of retro fun as we return to the 70′s & 80′s this Saturday Night, August 25th, at The Sharab Lounge. Proceeds from “Boogie Nights” will benefit our youth program, High Scool High Tech, by helping…

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DD Waiver Waitlist Litigation Settled

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 Dykes v. Dudek Settlement Agreement Summary Disability Rights Florida filed the Dykes v. Dudek lawsuit in March of 2011 on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who needed care, treatment, and habilitation and who were on…

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CIL Annual Open House Scheduled

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Join us on Friday, July 6th, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm as we open our doors to the community! During our 2012 Open House we will have various programs exhibited as well as outside partners who will be bringing important information…

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Nursing Home Transition

More than 1.6 million Americans live in nursing homes and probably won’t leave the homes until their deaths. Several small studies have suggested that for-profit nursing homes, which make up two-thirds of the nation’s nursing homes, offer poor care. Of…

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Art Show will benefit CIL’s youth program

Our first Art Fundraiser “Perspectives” was wonderfully received and attended. We want to thank our awesome corporate sponsors: Amelia’s     Terranova Catering Corks and Colors Studio Edible Arrangements Harold’s Frames and Gallery Manuel’s Publix Sam’s Club Sweetbay Target The…

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