IL NET The IL-NET is a national training and technical assistance project working to strengthen the independent living movement by supporting Centers & SILCs.

The IL-NET is operated by the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

The IL-NET is operated by the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

Mission: To foster management and programmatic excellence in boards, executives and staffs of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) which support an array of individuals with disabilities across the country.

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Read the President's Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping today at https://www.ilru.org/Executive_Ord...
11/02/2020
Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping | Independent Living Research Utilization

Read the President's Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping today at https://www.ilru.org/Executive_Order_on_Race_Sex

The federal government has issued an executive order on "combatting race and sex stereotyping." The Executive Order prohibits government contractors and others from providing "any workplace training" on race or sex diversity, equity, or inclusion involving 11 "divisive concepts." This is in effect f...

11/02/2020
Senior Medicare Patrol

New ACL Video on Protecting Yourself Against Fraud
ACL’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program works to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse. Watch and share this short SMP video to learn more and help others at https://youtu.be/LlqtkiyAoxs

ADA National Network
10/30/2020

ADA National Network

Stay in the loop and take a look at our calendar to see both National and Regional events near you. https://adata.org/events-calendar/upcoming

#ADA #Disability #PwD #Accessibility

Ozark Independent Living
10/30/2020

Ozark Independent Living

Tricks and Treats this weekend. Halloween on Saturday and Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday -- FALL BACK one hour!

Resources for voters with disabilitiesThe next U.S. election will be held on November 3, 2020. While many people have ha...
10/30/2020
Resources for voters with disabilities - RTC:Rural

Resources for voters with disabilities

The next U.S. election will be held on November 3, 2020. While many people have had the opportunity to vote early in person or by mail or absentee ballots, some may be waiting to vote in person on Election Day.

Here are some resources for voters with disabilities to help learn about and navigate voting, advocacy, and other public policy issues.

Read more @ http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/resources-for-voters-with-disabilities/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Frtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu%2Fresources-for-voters-with-disabilities%2F&utm_content&utm_campaign=eNews-+oct+2020

Voting is important! Here are some resources for voters with disabilities to help navigate voting, advocacy, and other public policy issues.

The Giving Team.Inc
10/30/2020

The Giving Team.Inc

SKIL Resource Center
10/30/2020

SKIL Resource Center

OCTOBER 30, 2020 – Many SKIL customers ask how they can pay us back for helping them. That’s a thoughtful, generous question that speaks of gratitude and giving hearts, and it is one of many reasons we love our customers.

I am reminded of a great concept, publicized in a movie called “Pay It Forward,” adapted from a novel by the same name. A young man devised a plan for people to say a tangible thank-you for good deeds done unto them by “paying it forward” to others.

We have been in a state of much uncertainty during this year of COVID-19. We are now in the last quarter of the year and still have little assurance that things will return to normal anytime soon. Many of us struggle with the phraseology and philosophies of the “new normal” and wonder what our futures will hold.

It is up to every one of us to make the most of each day. As the holidays approach, let us remember that we honor and celebrate the reasons for the holiday season, and that it is a season of giving. No virus is going to change that. We should start thinking now of ways to do good deeds and challenge others to do the same.

Do something kind for someone and then challenge him or her to pay it forward. It could be something small, like listening to others when they need to talk or checking on a neighbor, or something large, like giving someone a ride to the store or making a care package for someone having a hard time.

If we start practicing the wonderful concept of paying it forward, we will stop thinking so much of how bad things have been and start feeling better. This will strengthen our communities, reminding all that people with disabilities are intricately woven into the fiber of our nation and world.

Will you do a good deed for someone today, and encourage him or her to pay it forward?

Love, Shari

The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann
10/30/2020

The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann

Wow. What an incredible past couple of days at @UnivOfKansas (virtually). I want to thank EVERYONE for all their hard work on curating this event! Especially Catherine Johnson and the whole @kuaccessible team! Like I said in the last session, we can feel proud of what we have done, but we need to know that we have SO much more to do. May all these conversations lead to evolution and action! Image Description: Judy Heumann, a cisgender white woman who is a wheelchair user. She has short brown hair, is wearing red glasses and a red shirt. She is sitting in her apartment with a bookshelf behind her. She is facing the camera, smiling and holding up a binder put together for the University of Kansas ADA 30 event!

10/30/2020
Abilities Expo

Abilities Expo

We are weeks away from an online event that will make all the difference in your day-to-day. It’s free Nov. 20-22 so all you need to do is sign up now.
Whether it’s a power chair that climbs curbs, crutches that won’t kill your shoulders, easy to manage cooking accessories or other great devices, we are determined to help make your world more accessible! Join us at the Abilities Virtual Experience to see eye-popping tech, get tips from experts and have a blast with peers. Can’t wait to “see” you there. 😄

COVID-19 Resources for Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care @ https://www.ilru.org/news/covid-19-resources-for-nursing-homes-l...
10/30/2020
COVID-19 Resources for Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care (Updated 10/22/20) | Independent Living Research Utilization

COVID-19 Resources for Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care @ https://www.ilru.org/news/covid-19-resources-for-nursing-homes-long-term-care-updated-10/22/20

Residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are facing incredible challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal and national organizations have released guidance and resources for the sector. Visit the res...

ADA National Network
10/29/2020

ADA National Network

Do you need help supporting employees with mental health conditions? These online training modules give an overview of common mental health conditions, reasonable accommodations, disclosure, and more. Supporting employee's mental health is always important, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month is the perfect time to take action. Explore the page here to learn more: https://www.explorevr.org/sites/explorevr.org/web-courses/supporting-employees-with-mental-health-conditions/story_html5.html

#ADA #MentalHealth #NDEAM

Walton Options
10/29/2020

Walton Options

Cyndy has dreams that inclusivity with come with ease rather than pressure. Serving as the Director of our South Carolina office, Cyndy proves that persevering through hard work doesn't come from the strain of living life with a disability, but because of the knowledge that she is able and willing to work hard and persevere not only for her own sake but for the sake of the organization and consumers.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #NDEAM #DisabilityEmployment #NDEAM2020

#Accessibility: NDEAM themed geographic image. An image of a woman, standing in front of a Walton Options background smiling off in the distance, is pictured within a diamond. To the left of the image is a quote that reads, "While, I realize I may be a bit of a dreamer, it is my sincerest hope that someday in the not so distant future, we as a united people will no longer need to have questions posed to us regarding the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce. It will no longer be necessary for marketing strategies and guides that state things such as, “Many companies are already tapping into this highly motivated, underrepresented workforce. They are realizing a return on investment that goes well beyond fulfilling the need for manpower to include enhanced employee, customer and community engagement.” It will be because our workforce will be fully inclusive, integrated and equal on all levels."

The Aging and Disability Business Institute at @n4aACTION is excited to launch the all new Network Readiness Assessment!...
10/29/2020
Network Readiness Assessment - Aging and Disability Business Institute

The Aging and Disability Business Institute at @n4aACTION is excited to launch the all new Network Readiness Assessment! Developed in partnership with Collaborative Consulting, this new tool helps community-based integrated care networks evaluate their level of readiness for building, sustaining and growing a network of service providers to contract with health care entities. Get started on your assessment today: https://bit.ly/33iLE5y

Ongoing changes in health care policies and market trends are creating opportunities for community-based integrated care networks (CBICNs) to deliver coordinated and standardized services at greater scales and efficiencies as contract-based partners with health care entities. A CBICN is defined as a...

10/29/2020

Disability and Disaster Hotline

The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies supports the hotline at 800-626-4959 or email [email protected], 24/7 - 365 Days a Year. People with disabilities and older adults in disaster-impacted areas who need disaster assistance, can contact them for assistance.

Institute for Community Inclusion
10/29/2020

Institute for Community Inclusion

ICI and Think College's Lori Cooney helped design and secure funding for a new inclusive playground at the Bourne Middle School! It features a wheelchair accessible merry-go-round like structure, bucket seats with straps, a 'friendship swing,' sensory panels, a roller slide, and so much more. Great work, Lori!

Spa Area Independent Living Services
10/29/2020

Spa Area Independent Living Services

Please join us in welcoming our new Team Member, Darnelle Rhone!

Darnelle is our new Housing Advocate. He is 30 years old and married to his loving wife, Sarah Johnson. They have three fur children — Carter, Jazzy, and Leo. Darnelle is from Texarkana, Tx and has lived in Hot Springs for four years. He loves video games, sports, all types of music, and working out.

Our Housing Program, TBRA, assists people with disabilities who are on the Section 8 waiting list and are at risk of entering a nursing home, institution, or are homeless. If you have any questions about our TBRA Program, give Darnelle a call at 501-624-7710.

Image Description: A photo of Darnelle, wearing a blue shirt, smiling at the camera.

Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council
10/29/2020

Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council

Home and Community Based Services include a number of different systems and programs, but all of these generally fit under two categories as defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): health services and human services.

Health services include things like hospice care, skilled nursing care, medical equipment, and personal care. In contrast, human services include things like senior centers, adult day centers, or transportation services. Both categories are vital to our HCBS system, and both categories are historically underfunded in Ohio.

The Ohio HCBS Coalition works to advocate on behalf of all areas of the HCBS system in Ohio, including providers, caretakers, consumers, advocates and more. Read OHCBSC’s goals and objectives to learn how our advocacy is stronger together: https://www.ohiohcbscoalition.org/about-ohcbsc

#BetteratHome

10/28/2020

RTC: Rural -- Rural personal assistance services providers: We want to 'see' your story!

Now recruiting rural PAS workers nationwide!
PAS workers are critical to the well-being of people with disabilities. Right now there are serious shortages of personal assistance workers in rural communities. Understanding PAS workers’ experiences is important in improving our understanding of how to support the important work they do.

Join the Rural Personal Assistance Worker Project Team!
For more information, contact Ari Lissau:
email: [email protected]
phone: 406-243-4688

Share Your CIL's COVID-19 StoriesThe IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance Center at ILRU is gathering brief...
10/23/2020
CIL COVID-19 Stories

Share Your CIL's COVID-19 Stories

The IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance Center at ILRU is gathering brief stories on how CILs are supporting their local communities in response to COVID-19. Your stories will be used to assist the IL-NET in developing training, technical assistance, and resources related to the COVID-19 response of CILs.

Please help us by completing this brief survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5747308/CIL-COVID-19-Stories

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact us at [email protected].

CIL COVID-19 Stories.

ADA National Network
10/22/2020

ADA National Network

Want to find out more about what we do, but you're not quite sure where to start? Learn more about the ADA National Network, how it can serve you, and how to find your regional network below.
https://adata.org/national-network
You can also keep an eye on our social media pages for updates and additional information about the ADA.

Twitter: @ADANational
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ada-national-network

#ADA #PwD #Disability

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1333 Moursund Street
Houston, TX
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General information

The IL-NET is a national project that provides a continuum of information, training and technical assistance for centers for independent living. The CIL-NET assists centers to operate effective organizations; to fulfill their role as community advocates and change agents; and to develop strong, consumer-responsive services. A companion project, the SILC-NET, serves Statewide Independent Living Councils.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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