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

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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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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Meet Sherry Bell

how employment empowered her independence


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