Is there someplace in my community where a person with a disability can find information about housing, employment, self-advocacy, support services, education, vocational rehabilitation, the things I need to know in order to live independently?
Yes, independent living centers offer a wealth of information that can support your efforts to participate fully in community life. ILCs are run by and for people with disabilities. Contact the NYS Independent Living Council, 1-888-469-7452, or http://www.nysilc.org or the NYS Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities ,1-800-522-4369 (Voice/TTY/Spanish), or visit
http://www.advoc4disabled.state.ny.us for more information and the location nearest you.
NYS Association for Independent Living Centers
Independent living centers listing and information regarding programs in NYS