Greetings | The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida welcomes you! If you have any questions about the center or the services we provide, please contact us at 352-378-7474. Our number again, is 3, 5, 2, 3, 7, 8, 7, 4, 7, 4.
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!
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and to celebrate, we’re highlighting successes from our Employment Program!
Jeremie, who is Deaf and uses American Sign Language to communicate, was interested in pursing full-time work. He was referred to CIL and started working with Lauren, our wonderful Employment Consultant in our Ocala office. Lauren soon discovered that Jeremie is self-taught in most facets of home improvements, construction, renovation, and modification of structures. Through skill identification, regular meetings to job search, and unwavering support from Lauren, Jeremie was placed with a local furniture manufacturing and assembly plant. His employer has blessed him with fair earnings, benefits after a length of time, and a flexible work schedule to allow appropriate work/life balance.
Thanks to our Employment Program, Jeremie is enjoying full-time, meaningful work and is contributing productively to his local community!
Starting October 11th, 2019, the Center will be offering iCivics Youth Interactive Games every other Friday, to engage young people aged 14-30ish in meaningful civic learning. Check out the flyer below to learn more!