Governor Rick Scott Appoints Nine to
Florida Independent Living Council
Frank Cherry, CIL Disability Resource Center Executive Director receives appointment to the Florida Independent Living Council. He succeeds Jeannette Kicklighter and is appointed for a term beginning February 28, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of nine to the Florida Independent Living Council.
Welcome to the Western Gate of the Sunshine State where many people with disabilities live, work and play independently and make choices for themselves. A place where others long to live.
To assist individuals with disabilities achieve their goals of independence.
Our programs and services cover:
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties
If you have a disability and need help give us a call or come in, hours of operation are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Some of our programs include:
Information and Referral: Resource Library and Referrals to Community Services and Programs
Peer Mentor: One person with a disability talking to another person with a disability
Housing: Referrals for housing or home modification
Advocacy: Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Handicapped Parking Code Enforcement
Independent Living Skills Training: Assistance with writing your resume’, keeping your check book, calling for transportation, obtaining an assistive device, etc.
Loan Locker: Free short- and long-term loans of equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and etc.
Assistive Technology Program: Short-term loans of assistive technology on a “try before you buy” basis; assistive technology assessments and training; alternative finance solutions for the purchase of assistive technology.
Florida Telecommunications Relay Distribution Center (FTRI): FTRI is a statewide non profit 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Disabled. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service.