Attend virtually and learn the basics of banking, saving tips and how to manage money to attain and maintain financial security.
WILC’s Post Rehabilitation Project assist patient with disabilities to return to the community.
We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Fess Act of 1920, also known as the Industrial Rehabilitation Act and referred to as “The National Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Act,” into law June 2, 1920. The […]
1.2020 Listen to this moving and thought provoking clip as John Robinson, the keynote speaker at Westchester County’s Annual Human Rights Day Breakfast, recounts the discrimination he faced during his job search after graduating from college. Further, he powerfully discusses the hurdles he faced while being employed including being denied the top prize in a […]
Ready Set Work is an intensive program that helps those under probation/parole supervision with proper application creation, interview skills, overcoming barriers, job search strategies, retention planning, and skill developments. Contact Gichel Walters, Director Minority Outreach and Re-Entry Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-682-3926 (voice), 914-259-8036 (VP). Once the individual has completed the Ready, Set, Work! Program, […]
10.1.2019 Affordable/Accessible Rental Units Hillcrest Commons Phase 2, Carmel WILC/PILS is in a contractual agreement with Hillcrest Commons Phase 2 in Carmel, an affordable housing development for seniors and frail disabled (their description) 55+. We have 12 set aside units and are given priority for referrals for these units. The deadline for applications is October […]
9.23.2019 WILC/PILS are consumer controlled nonresidential centers for independent living, which provides information and advocacy to persons with disabilities. In addition, WILC/PILS operates a Regional Resources Development Services Program (seven counties). The goal of this Program is to develop home and community-based services and supports needed by individuals and family members who experience a disability. […]
9.16.2019 September is National Service Dog Month Information, Guidance and Training on how to implement the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the ADA mission to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists in each of the ten Regional ADA Centers provide […]
NYAIL, the New York Association on Independent, recently created a map and directory of all the Independent Living Centers in New York State. CLick here to view or print NYAIL ILC’s list and NYS map
1.22.2019 As a longstanding supporter of equality, diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, I recently wrote to a number of major corporations that our state pension fund invests in regarding disability inclusion. Companies that embrace an inclusive workplace have access to a bigger pool of talent. In addition, a recent study “Getting to Equal: The Disability […]
1.22.2019 Despite the ongoing shutdown, Congress passed the Medicaid Extenders Act this week. On Thursday, the Senate passed the Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 (H.R. 259). Now the bill has passed both the House and Senate, and is awaiting the President’s signature. It provides three-month extensions of both Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) […]
11.8.2018 – This November, Putnam Independent Living Services Recognizes National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Role of Inclusion in Prevention This month-long campaign highlights a critical need for disability inclusion in diabetes prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the rate of diabetes cases in the United States has nearly tripled […]
The disability community represents an important and potentially influential voting bloc. But we can only be effective if we participate and and vote! Candidates that support the equality and full inclusion of people with disabilities will benefit from the power of the disability vote. This year’s general election will be a busy one and it […]
• 866 OUR VOTE at www.866ourvote.org or 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) • 888-Ve-Y-Vota (888-839-8682) for Bilingual English and Spanish assistance • The Election Assistance Commission https://www.eac.gov/, 1-866-747-1471 • The Department of Justice Voting Section at www.justice.gov/crt/contacting-voting-section, 800-253-3931 • Your state Protection & Advocacy Agency – a list of state agencies can be found on the National Disability […]
It is always your right to vote on a paper affidavit ballot. Affidavit ballots, also known as provisional ballots, are used when you believe yourself eligible to vote but cannot submit a regular ballot. For example, your name is not listed in the poll book, or your address has changed but your local board of […]
If you are not sure where your polling site is located use the links below. Click for the online polling site locater for Putnam County residents Click for the online polling site locater for Westchester County residents Polling locations throughout New York State can be found at this link.
10.18.2018 Understanding new service and support systems for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in housing and services and understanding the relevance of Intentional Communities: Support systems for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities need to be healthy, safe, person centered and of high quality, and they need to be sustainable for the long term. […]
Who may apply for an absentee ballot? In the 2020 general election, to be held November 3, every registered voter in New York State is eligible to an absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important in this election that when using an absentee application and/or ballot be sure to follow the instructions […]
The last day to register to vote changes with every election but you can register throughout the year to be ready for the next election. For upcoming elections check the dates at your local board of elections. It’s important that people with disabilities get out and vote, which will help decide who is representing us! […]
9.6.2018 – On Wednesday, the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee will consider the EMPOWER Care Act, bipartisan legislation to re-authorize the Money Follows the Person program, which helps people with disabilities move from institutions into the community. Lindsay Miller, Executive Director, New York Association on Independent Living. MFP is little known outside of the disability community, […]