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  • Monday, July 22, 2019 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Check out the Clarion article about the Disability Pride event on July 20th.

    https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/disability-pride-celebration-draws-a-big-crowd/

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    KBBI News By Renee Gross  June 15 2019

    The Homer City Council recently adopted an American with Disabilities Act Transition Plan to make Homer more accessible. Legally, the city should have implemented a plan years ago but because of lack of oversight, it’s just now accomplishing that goal.

    Click the link below to read or listen to the entire article winch includes Homer area resident Tess Dally, ILC Director Joyanna Geisler and former ILC staff member Rick Malley

    For Homer residents with disabilities, accessibility is a waiting game

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Youth Summer Work Program
    The Independent Living Center is recruiting
    students for a summer work program. Ages
    14-21 and enrolled in high school or post
    secondary education. We would like to give
    students the opportunity to gain valuable
    experience and skills, and earn wages! We will
    work with you or your student on individual
    community placements for the best work
    experience.

    Please contact Maggie Winston at the
    Independent Living Center for details and to
    apply.
    907-740-0410
    907-262-6333
    Who: Students age 14-21
    When: June 3-July 12 2019
    Wage: $9.89 hr.
    Application deadline May 10, 2019

    SWP Flyer.pdf

  • Monday, February 04, 2019 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Key Coalition of Alaska educates legislators about the importance of sustaining community-based services for people with disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through their annual statewide Key Campaign advocacy efforts.

    Each year, the Key Coalition organization sends members and advocates to Juneau to speak with legislators about public policy issues affecting people who experience a disability.

    See the 2019  Key Campaign Priorities


  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Kids With Disabilities Can Be At Risk Of Bullying By Adults

    Earlier this month, a Kentucky teacher was charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through school hallways. Studies show that kids with disabilities are three times more likely to be bullied than their peers, and an increasing number of parents are speaking about their kids' experiences with abusive adults.

    Among them are Lauren Robert-Demolaize and Virginia Scudder, whose autistic children, they say, have been targeted by adults. They join Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about their experiences.

    This segment aired on January 29, 2019.


  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    Check out the link below to a public radio "Here & Now" article on the complexity of navigating senior health care decisions.  Navigating Senior's Health Decisions Can Be Complex...

    ILC is an ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Center.  Part of our ADRC program is to provide options counseling to seniors regarding services and finding adequate care.  We provide a screening interview called a PCI (Person Centered Intake) that is required by the State of Alaska for Medicaid Waiver services.  Medicaid waivers are one mechanism that senior and disability care needs can be funded.  This can be complex processes to navigate so our ADRC staff can talk with individuals about their unique circumstances and develop options.  For more information link to our ADRC page and or contact an ILC office in your community.

  • Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Please Support the work that ILC does through Pick Click and Give when you apply for your Alaska PFD!   Log in to My Alaska to apply for your PFD.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    State Independent Living Council Logo

    The Alaska State Independent Living Council

    Needs Assessment Survey

    Community Access equal Integration and Inclusion of Alaskans with disabilities.

    Take the SILC Survey

    The survey will be combined with focus group results, interviews, and data collected for secondary sources to determine the areas/topics that will be specifically targeted by the Independent Living Network during the years of 2020-2022.  The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. Please share this survey with others that are interested in improving the lives of Alaskans with disabilities.  All responses are appreciated! Also, you can enter for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards (the gift card can be from one of several national companies, such as Amazon, Fred Meyers, Costco, Safeway, etc.). Thank you for your time! If you have any questions or comments on the survey, please contact Heidi Frost (email and address below). The survey needs to be completed no later than November 1, 2018.


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