INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER

empowering independence for people with disabilities

Our Mission: to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives.

Our Vision: full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access

Our Mission: to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives.
 
Our Vision: full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access

The ILRC has empowered the northeast Florida disability community, since 1978. Our agency is part of a national network of over 400 Centers for Independent Living. The ILRC is consumer driven and flexes to the needs of people with disabilities living in our community.

Each person with a disability has unique goals for independence. Our staff empower each person to achieve their goals by developing and monitoring individualized Independent Living Plans. Programs include advocacy, benefits screenings, education, employment, equipment loan, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer mentoring, and sign language interpretation.

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A Tribute to Dr. Kristine Webb

Dr. Kristine Webb, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education and former director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of North Florida. Under her direction, the DRC experienced tremendous growth in the numbers of students who use accommodations and services and the number of successful graduates increased 10 times more than the previous decade.

Over 1,000 people join the disability rights march to the US Capitol, coordinated by the National Council for Independent Living.

A Continued Fight

As a community leader for disability rights, we constantly work to fight stigmas through education, break barriers through advocacy and expand opportunity through service provision.

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Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

The Senate released their updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act yesterday, and all of our concerns remain the same. The new version will still cut Medicaid by $772 billion, with an even more restrictive growth rate and deeper cuts starting in 2025. Fifteen million people will lose Medicaid.