Regional Center for Independent Living

Misson and activities:

Mission: To empower people with disabilities to self-advocate, to live independently and to enhance the quality of community life.

Our services & programs are primarily of an advocacy nature, both individual and systems. We seek to overcome the barriers faced by people with disabilities who choose to live independently.

The independent living philosophy supports persons with disabilities having opportunities to make decisions that affect their lives just as their nondisabled counterparts do.

Activities: Accessibility Consultation, Benefits Advisement, Client Assistance Program (CAP), Deaf Community Support Services and Awareness, Peer Advocacy, Housing Services, Peer Advocacy, Regional Accessibility Mobility Project (RAMP 2000), Support Groups, Support Service Provider, Spina Bifida Resource Center, Independent Living Skills Training, Voting Site & Ballot Access, Terri (Schindler) Schiavo Right To Life Campaign.

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the local level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is mainly run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Accessible public transportation and buildings.
Assisting persons with intellectual disabilities.
Assistive devices.
Awareness raising.
Children with disabilities.
Coalition building and networking.
Computers and disability.
Deaf Community Support Services.
Education and vocational training.
Fair Housing Advocacy.
Independent Living Skills Training.
International development and disability.
Legal aid.
Media work.
Peer support.
Personal assistance.
Right to Life.
Sexuality and relationships.
Spina Bifida Resource.
Support Services.
Support Groups.
Teenagers and Young Adults.
Universal design.
Voting Site and Ballot access.
Women and disability.

We may be able to refer disabled persons to wheelchair accessible housing or transportation or other services in our city.

We have traineeships or volunteer positions that people with disabilities are welcome to apply for.

Our traineeships or volunteer positions are open to applicants from abroad.

Contact us:

Contact person:Todd Eggert, Executive Director
Phone:(716) 442-6470 V/TTY
Home page:
Address:1641 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
New York
United States

This entry added: Wednesday 12th April 2000. (record #316) Changed: Friday 8th April 2005. Link checked Tuesday 27th February 2024.