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What’s Happening – Events & Press Releases

 

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.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT (INCLUDING TRAVEL, MEALS, AND LODGING)!!

Please consider nominating at least one high school student between the ages of 16 and 19 to participate.

Contact me (ray@floridacils.org) if you have any questions or concerns.

2019 Youth Leadership Forum Application Packet
Youth Leadership Forum 2019 brochure
Youth Leadership Forum 2019 poster

 

Apply for NCIL’s 2019 Summer Policy Internship Program

BY Monday, April 1, 2019

Each semester, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts up to 2 internship positions at our office in Washington, DC. The Policy Internship Program provides real Washington policy experience to participants at a highly respected national organization. Interns gain valuable experience in the nation’s capital and build skills necessary to be ideal candidates for positions at NCIL, CILs, and other advocacy organizations around the country.

The NCIL Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. Candidates must have a strong interest in disability rights and basic knowledge of the legislative process. Although not a requirement, preference shall be given to individuals with disabilities. The program lasts approximately 12 weeks, and interns are required to work at least 10-15 hours each week.  For more information about the NCIL Policy Internship program.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to Lindsay Baran at lindsay@ncil.org. To be considered for the summer internship program, your application must be received by Monday, April 1, 2019.

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 danny@cil-drc.org

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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), www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com