ANGIE AWARD

Outstanding Victim Advocate Award: Angela McKinley

OUTSTANDING VICTIM ADVOCATE:  ANGELA MCKINLEY Angela McKinley has been a victim advocate at the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) for over 10 years, where she specializes in assisting individuals who are Deaf/deaf, hard of hearing or who have other disabilities that make them particularly vulnerable.  People with disabilities frequently experience significant barriers to reporting crimes […]

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Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes Recognized at Annual White Cane Ball

ILRC Board Member, JTAC Chairwoman, Community Leader: Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes   ILRC Board Member, Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes, was honored on April 7th, 2018 at the Annual White Cane Ball by the Jacksonville Council of the Blind for her advocacy and leadership serving people with disabilities. Sharon was appointed Chair of the Jacksonville Transportation Advisory Committee […]

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NCIL Conference Applications

As NCIL’s 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living draws near, many youth with disabilities may be unsure of how they will fund a conference experience. Attending a national conference like this is hugely important in the life of a young person.

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Community Action Needed: Update!

Don’t Let Congress Chip Away at the ADA and our Civil Rights! UPDATE: February 13, 2018 HR 620 is expected to come to a vote on the House floor this Thursday (2/15)! We need all hands on deck to educate Members of Congress on why this bill will harm people with disabilities. If you haven’t called, tweeted, or emailed […]

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Community Action Needed! SB 588: A Critical Update to Florida’s Hate Crime Law

SB 588: A Critical Update to Florida’s Hate Crime Law Tell the members of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to pass this critical update to Florida’s Hate Crime Law! The Florida Hate Crime Coalition (FHCC), spearheaded by the Anti-Defamation League, is urging a Florida Senate Committee to support Senate Bill 588, which through critical updates […]