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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


2019 Youth Leadership Forum (Click here to download PDF Version)

July 17-21, 2019
Tallahassee, FL
Hosted by the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) and in financial partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Applications for the 2019 Florida Youth Leadership Forum are now available. This year’s event will begin on Wednesday, July 17 and end on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Please consider nominating at least one high school student between the ages of 16 and 19 to participate.
Contact me ( if you have any questions or concerns.
2019 Youth Leadership Forum Application Packet


CIL Disability Resource Center & Suntrust invite you join us for:

OnUp to  Financial Confidence

A Training opportunity

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

OnUp to Financial Confidence Budget Workshop Flyer

Training includes:

  • Budget
  • Savings
  • Credit

Workshop Location:

Navarre Library

8484 James Harvell Road

Navarre, FL

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 January 18, 2019.                    

Light snacks and beverages will be available.

budget.workshop1-23-19.flyer (Click here to download)


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

  FTRI Logo

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),