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The following Community Events are Open to the Public are scheduled for the CIL Disability Resource Center, Gulf Coast Regional Center (GCRC) and  Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI) as Exhibitors or Presenters

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CIL Disability Resource Center & Regions Bank

“Managing YOUR Money”

A Training opportunity

Wednesday, October 24th

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

What are the steps for setting financial goals?

How can you track your daily spending habits?

Are there ways to increase your income and decrease your spending?

 Workshop Location:

CIL Disability Resource Center

3600 North Pace Boulevard

Pensacola, FL  32505

There is no cost to participate in this training.  Space is limited to the first 30 participants who RSVP by contacting Karen Jackson, 850-595-5566, ext. 18 or by email to  Please RSVP and make any requests for reasonable accommodations no later than Friday, October 19, 2018.                 

Light snacks and beverages will be available


Give us Your Feedback

What is CSNA? CSNA stands for Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment. A federal requirement, it provides an opportunity to identify the gaps between VR service needs and VR service delivery. We’re interested in understanding the barriers that prevent Floridians from accessing or using VR’s services.

How does it work? We use new information from surveys, interviews & focus groups along with existing national, state, local and agency data, reports and survey results to identify gaps and barriers. Our agency goals and strategies are formulated based on the feedback we receive.

How can I help?  Stakeholder input is the heart of the CSNA. We need your input to create a complete picture. Click on the link below to take the survey. The surveys will be open until October 31, and all responses are anonymous. Please take a few minutes to provide your valuable feedback, and help VR improve services and opportunities for Florida’s jobseekers with disabilities. After taking the survey, please help us by sharing the CSNA information with others. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Current, former and potential VR customers; caregivers or parents of people with disabilities; any Floridian with a disability.  Click here

VR unit office and Headquarters staff; ServiceSource unit office staff  Click here

Service providers; WIOA partners; federal/ state mandated partners; advocacy groups for people with disabilities; state agencies  Click here

Employers or potential employers of VR customers or people with disabilities; employers who have received services from VR Business Relations, any business or employer in Florida  Click here

Please direct any questions you may have to


Support Group – Cross Disability 

People with Disabilities, family and caregivers are welcome to attend               Logo with icons of cross disabilities

Every 2nd Wednesday of Each Month at Noon

Open Forum and suggestions for discussion are welcome.

Point of contact:  Danny Broxson, 850-595-5566, ext 33 or Email at


To find locations of FTRI Events:   Eligibility is open to Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or speech impaired.  To receive specialized telephone equipment, you must provide proof of eligibility.

For more Information please contact:

  • Karen Jackson,  FTRI Specialist,
  • Voice/TDD: (850) 595-5566, FL Relay: (800) 955-8770,
  • Toll Free: (877) 245-2457

FTRI specialized telephone equipment is available at no cost. You must also provide proof of residency with one of the following:

  • Florida Driver’s License
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Florida Identification Card
  • Florida Vehicle Registration
  • Florida Medicaid Card
  • Letter from Social Security with your name and Florida address

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Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. (FEIN: 59-2288751) dba CIL Disability Resource Center, is a registered charity in the State of Florida, Registration Number CH130. A copy of the Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352),