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Illinois Not-for-profit Seeks Contractors Interested in Home Modification Program

Springfield, IL – The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) is pleased to announce an open call for contractors to support our ongoing Home Modification Program. This initiative, funded in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Human Services, is designed to improve home accessibility for individuals with disabilities across Illinois. We are seeking …

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Now Hiring: Home Modification Program Manager

All applicants must use Indeed.com hiring portal – https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Illinois-Network-of-Centers-For-Independent-Living/jobs The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) is seeking a Program Manager for a statewide initiative to oversee the home modifications for people with disabilities. The project is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide maximum opportunity for people with …

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INCIL Announces Home Modification Program

State-Funded Initiative Aims to Enhance Accessibility and Independence for Illinois Residents with Disabilities SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL), an impactful initiative supported with funding from the State of Illinois, is pleased to announce the launch of a Home Modification Program designed to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. …

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Tips to create a strong, concise resume and get that job interview

This article, written by Diane Winiarski and copied directly from Forbes.com, discusses the importance of submitting a strong, concise resume tailored to each specific job application. Strong, Concise Resumes Improve Job Prospects For People With Disabilities Who Return To Work Sep 27, 2023,12:03pm EDT Imagine missing out on your dream job, not because you lack …

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Accessible games for a pair or party, couple or classroom!

Here is a great resource, brought to our attention by the INCIL Blind Services/OIB committee. Check out 64 Ounce Games, and its sister site 64 Ounce Braille designed with age-appropriate content for school use. As inventor Richard Gibbs says, these accessible games allow persons with visual disabilities to “access all the game information, not just …

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LIFE CIL – Fierce advocates

Living Independence for Everyone 2201 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL(309) 663-5433, www.lifecil.org “I don’t feel anyone should be excluded,” LIFE CIL Executive Director Rickielee Benecke told INCIL in an April phone interview about the center’s services and her own passion for independent living. INCIL: How did you get started in independent living advocacy? Benecke: I came …

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Remembering Judy Heumann

The Harvard Law Review is among countless individuals and organizations worldwide remembering the life and work of civil rights pioneer, advocate, and warrior Judy Heumann who died on March 4, 2023. Read the tribute here.

New home for Illinois Assistive Technology Program!

IATP opens new doors to enhanced demonstration center, reuse collection, and accessibility trainings in deluxe new facility Illinois Assistive Technology Program in the former Vibra Hospital 701 N. Walnut, Springfield, Illinois www.iltech.org Everything about the Illinois Assistive Technology Program’s new home is an upgrade. The public rooms, 3-D Maker Space, Smart Home display rooms, Tech …

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