“I am so thrilled for this exciting partnership between The Able Trust and the Independent Living Resource Center that will change lives here in the Jacksonville area,” said State Senator Aaron Bean. “Both of these excellent organizations are doing so much to create employment opportunities for Floridians with disabilities, and I can’t wait to see what can be accomplished with this grant.”
INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER
to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives
full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access
A little about us...
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.
The ILRC’s Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes the accomplishments of employees that perform exemplary service. Nominees are selected each quarter by employee vote and meeting the qualifications listed. For this quarter, the ILRC has chosen Jose Morales for his exemplary service.
The Able Trust on Friday launched Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) activities in Orlando and announced the recipients of its 2018 Ability Awards.
As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), 51% of board and staff are members of our disability community. The Independent Living Resource Center believes that it is our responsibility to hire and promote from within this community to ensure we are always focused on our mission: empowering people with disabilities to live independently.