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NCIL Regional IL Showcase

The National Council on Independent Living presents a forum to meet NCIL’s Regional Representatives and learn what CIL and SILC peers are accomplishing.

November 9, 2022; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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NCIL is launching a recurring virtual forum in which NCIL’s 10 Regional Representatives will showcase the successes and accomplishments of CILs and SILCs in their regions. NCIL’s Regional Reps are members of NCIL’s Governing Board and are elected from among the NCIL members in their respective regions.  

This first forum features Regions I (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) and IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee), but all regions are invited.

The forums are open to all NCIL members, all CILs and SILCs, and all IL associations.

These forums are an opportunity to:

  • Meet your region’s representative on the national level and learn their role in informing you of current IL issues and assisting you in networking.
  • Discover what other CILs and SILCs are accomplishing that can inform your own programs and local efforts.
  • Share what your CIL or SILC has recently accomplished to boost the momentum of your peers.
  • Learn how you can support the national effort to advance independent living and why a national network is so critical to the success of your local, state, and regional work.

Facilitators and presenters:

This first forum will be facilitated by:

  • Darrell Lynn Jones, NCIL’s Interim Executive Director
  • Steve Higgins, Independence Associates, Inc., Bridgewater, MA – Region I Representative and Chair of the Regional Representatives Committee
  • Marty Musser, Disability Rights & Resources, Charlotte, NC – Region IV Representative

Brief presentations that showcase recent CIL accomplishments in these regions will include:

  • Bill Henning, Boston Center for Independent Living – Bill will share their state’s successful legislative campaign to add significant state funding for CILs.
  • Peter Johnke, Vermont Center for Independent Living – Peter will describe VCIL’s successful rural transportation program.
  • Sharif Brown, Alliance of Disability Advocates (Raleigh, NC) – Sharif will present their prison reentry program called ADA Reentry.

For more information, please reach out to [email protected].