2018 CIL Social

Last week, we held our first annual CIL Social in order to give thanks to all of our donors, volunteers, community members and anyone else who has helped us on our mission to empower individuals with disabilities. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without these amazing people, and this social was our way of giving back to our community. We also took this time to reveal our exciting new logo, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! Thank you to everyone who came out! We hope you had as great of a time as we did.

CILNCF Emergency Preparedness Conference

The CIL is hosting a conference on February 26th, 2019 to prepare people with disabilities, senior adults and the community for emergencies. Speakers will present on various issues and will be available for questions. This event is free so we hope to see everyone there!

Click here to register for the event.

For any questions, please call: 352-368-3788.

Hurricane Michael Tele-Press Conference

The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) and the Florida Independent Living Council (FILC) are hosting a Tele-Press Conference TODAY to tell Governor Scott, FEMA and our elected officials, “There’s No Place Like Home” for tens of thousands of Floridians with disabilities still displaced by Hurricane Michael.

Disaster Survivors, Disability Leaders and Community Allies across Florida and the nation will participate in a Tele-Press Conference Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 3:00pm.  Speakers will share their stories about the immediate and long-term crisis facing thousands of displaced Floridians with disabilities.  These families have nowhere to live and no good options for their recovery.

Call number: 1-641-715-3580
Access Code: 996329#
Captioning Link for participants with disabilities who require this accommodation:
https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=Disaster Strategies

Please direct questions to:  Beth Meyer, Executive Director, FILC, 850-488-5624.

UF Focus Group!

The University of Florida will be holding a focus group at the CIL next week on October 8th! Through this focus group, they will be leading a discussion about affordable and accessible home modifications, and everyone who participates will receive a $25 Publix gift card.

Please see the attached flyer for contact information.

Make Your Vote Count!

Election day is right around the corner and we are trying to get our community as prepared as possible. On October 2nd, we will be holding a CIL Consumer Forum to raise voter education, help with registration and explain how to use an accessible voting machine.

Registering to vote is the first step to having your voice be heard. Make sure you register on time so you don’t miss Election Day because every vote matters!

Always remember, Disability Rights ARE Civil Rights!