Independent Living Centers (ILCs), a program of the New York State Rehabilitation Council, help people who have disabilities learn the skills they need to live independently. The centers are located throughout New York and overseen by a board of directors. ILCs’ programs provide training and support to help clients make their own decisions and become active members of the community.
ILCs also offer counseling services, resources, and support groups. Peer counseling pairs clients with another person with a similar disability so that they can share experiences and ideas. Information and referral services offer resources to help clients make smart choices about where they live and work. Additionally, ILCs work with business networks, government groups, and organizations to advocate for inclusion of people with disabilities and improve and implement laws that support people with disabilities.
The law firm of Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., regularly provides job opportunities for people with disabilities. In addition, many of its employees serve in leadership roles in organizations across New York that support individuals with disabilities.