Update for the 40th Anniversary of the CIL Disability Resource
Center  

“Honoring Our Past, Planning Our Future” Gala.  Due to the ongoing spread of Covid‐19 (Coronavirus), we made the difficult decision to postpone the 40th Anniversary of the CIL Disability Resource Center (CILDRC) “Honoring Our Past, Planning Our Future” Gala. We will plan a Gala event for July 2021 and we hope you will be a part of those efforts.

Although an in person Gala will not be held in 2020, CILDRC’s fundraising efforts will continue to support people with disabilities in the Community. CILDRC provides education, advocacy and other services to promote equality, access, and inclusion for people with disabilities whose goals are living independently in the community. We won’t let Coronavirus stop our incredible momentum – we have pledges over $10,000 for our anniversary celebration.
Even though the gala won’t go on, we still need your support!  Together your commitment honors the anniversary of successes people with disabilities have had for 40 years in our community with the CIL Disability Resource Center. Your continued support with the Center will also further the independence of individuals today and in the future.
In place of the Gala for 2020, we will be launching an online fundraising campaign throughout the month of July. Our online donation link is here. Our community has come together to raise funds for worthy causes, and we’re hopeful that you will continue to support us in this time of need – thank you for all your continued generosity!
Should you have questions, please contact CILDRC directly at info@cil-drc.org.

MEMORIES OF CELEBRATING 29 YEARS of the Americans with Act (ADA)

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center (CILDRC) Annual ADA Anniversary Celebration and Volunteer Awards Luncheon on July 26, 2019. It is with sincere appreciation and gratitude for your investment in people with disabilities and the future of CILDRC programming and inclusive access throughout our community, that we say thank you!  We thank all who have made contributions, including speakers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, CILDRC Board members and staff.  We could not do what we do without each of YOU.

The 2019 Joe Oldmixon Award is presented to Mrs. Holley Moseley:  She is recognized for her tireless dedication to promote Epilepsy awareness, education, and perseverance.  She advocated with legislators and the community to improve treatment options for children and adults through changes in state law.

The 2019 Spirit of the CIL Award is presented to The South Santa Rosa County Community. The Community is honored for coming together to establish programs and activities, where children and adults with disabilities and their families participate and enjoy a more inclusive place to live.


City of Pensacola Present the 2019 ADA Anniversary Proclamation

Pensacola City Council Photo ADA 29
Council Members: ANDY TERHAAR, Council Member and President, District 3, P.C. WU, Council Member and Vice President; District 1, ANN HILL, Council Member; District 6, JARED MOORE, Council Member; District 4, SHERRI F. MYERS, Council Member; District 2, GERALD WINGATE, Council Member; District 5, JEWEL CANNADA-WYNN, Council Member, District 7, and Mayor Grover Robinson and Carolyn Grawi, Executive Director CIL Disability Resource Center

 


Escambia County Board of Commissioners

Present the 2019 ADA Anniversary Proclamation

Group Photo – CIL Disability Resource Center Staff and Escambia County Commissioners (not all pictured), Commissioner Jeff Bergosh, District 1, Commissioner Doug Underhill, District 2, Commissioner Lumon May, District 3 (Chairman), Commissioner Robert Bender, District 4, and Commissioner Steven Barry, District 5 (Vice Chairman)


Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners

Present the 2019 ADA Anniversary Proclamation

Santa Rosa County ADA Proclamation 2019Pictured are: (L) Commissioner Dave Piech, Carolyn Grawi, Executive Director CIL Disability Resource Center, Commissioner Sam Parker, Commissioner WD “Don” Salter and Commissioner Lane Lynchard. Front: CIL Disability Resource Center Board Member, John Collins.

 


Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners

Present the 2019 ADA Anniversary Proclamation

Okaloosa County Proclamation


Walton County Board of Commissioners

Present the 2019 ADA Anniversary Resolution

Walton County Resolution 2019 -55


2019 ADA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Produced by the Southeast ADA Center – Burton Blatt Institute)

President George H.W. Bush Signing the ADA

Highlights of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, and the progress made through implementation of the ADA by bringing down barriers and providing access to opportunities, as well as civil rights protection, for employment and all types of activities to individuals with disabilities.

Source: ADA National Network
Web: youtu.be/ns7UY8HdPr8; youtu.be/nY-e1TtXWaw


If you have not already done so, it’s not too late to keep the promise of the ADA.  Please take an opportunity to support the future programs and services throughout the CILDRC by donating at Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center by clicking on the Donate Button on the right hand top of page.

 

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