Emergency Preparedness Expo for People with Disabilities

The CIL is hosting our 3rd Annual Marion County Emergency Preparedness Expo at the Ed Croskey Recreation Center on March 11th, 2020 in Ocala! Come out to learn more about how you can stay prepared for any emergency event that might happen in our community. We will be discussing things like emergency shelter locations, contacts and how to create disaster preparedness supply kits. Refreshments will be provided and ASL interpreters will be available.

Special guest speakers will include Guardian Angels, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, EOC, TV20 News Chief Meteorologist Bill Quinlan and Rocky Ramirez from Regions Bank.

Join us for this informative and free event to learn how you can prepare for our community’s emergency situations! 

To register, please go to to the following links:

English: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-preparedness-expo-for-people-with-disabilities-tickets-73469115101

Spanish: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exposicion-de-preparacion-para-emergencias-para-pe-tickets-80938971643

CIL Art Showcase

The CIL is hosting an Art Showcase on December 14th from 2 – 4pm!

Anyone can submit their artwork for a chance to win a prize, but be sure to submit your work by December 13th!

Please join us to view and buy your favorite art pieces! There will be paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, photography and so much more!

We appreciate your continual support and look forward to seeing everyone come out for this event!

CILNCF is Entering the Sunstate Federal Credit Union Contest!

The CIL of North Central Florida is entering Sunstate Federal Credit Union’s contest to win $1,000! With the most votes by liking our comments on Instagram and Facebook, the CIL will win!

Here’s how you can help us win…

  1. Log in to your Instagram and Facebook accounts.
  2. Search for Sunstate Federal Credit Union’s account.
  3. Under their most recent #GivingTuesday post, find the comment that nominates “The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida”.
  4. Hit that like button so we can win!

Thanks for your support in spreading the word to our community partners!

CIL hosting forum, “The Basics on ABLE United”

The CIL is hosting a forum at our Gainesville office on Thursday, November 21st from 5:00pm to 6:00pm about ABLE United, a wonderful financial savings program for people with disabilities.

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act allows individuals with disabilities to save money tax-free for a wide variety of future expenses, including transportation, housing and education, while maintaining benefits, such as SSI and Medicaid.

Please see attached link for more information. We hope to see you there!