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What’s Happening – Events


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

CIL Disability Resource Center LogoMonthly Intake and Outreach Session Schedules

(with the exception of Holidays or Unforeseen Conditions)


CIL Disability Resource Center LogoAmerican Job Center Logo

3rd Wednesday of Each Month 10AM -2PM

409 Racetrack Road, NE. Fort Walton Beach FL. 32547

Intake/Outreach Monthly Flyer – CareerSource Okaloosa Walton (Click link to Download Flyer)

3rd Wednesday of Each Month 11AM -3PM

Molino Branch Library

6450-A Highway 95A, Molino, FL. 32577

Intake and Outreach Sessions Molino Branch Library (Click link to Download Flyer)


The Matrix Community Outreach Center

Dates to be announced.

37 N 9th Street Defuniak Springs, FL. 32433


Information and Referral:  Provide information and refer consumers to other agencies in our network to assist in gaining independence.

Peer Mentoring:  Peer Mentors with disabilities serve as role models, provide moral support and share creative solutions related to living with a disability.

Independent Living Skills Training:  Assistance with writing your resume’, keeping your checkbook, calling for transportation, obtaining an assistive device, etc.

Loan Locker:  Free short- and long-term loans of equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, 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):  Free Amplified phones for people who are deaf/hard of hearing or speech impaired.

Can’t make an event?  Contact CILDRC directly at 850-595-5566 or Email



CILDRC SERVICES SPONSORED BY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living (ACL); Florida Department of Education – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST); Local Businesses, Private and Individual Donations


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

CIL Disability Resource Center facilitates the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities who are eligible for individualized education programs under Section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 14149d)), and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to postsecondary life.  Youth.Transition.Brochure (Click to  download)

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),