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2020 SABE GoVoter Experience Survey

Let us know how your November 3, 2020 voting experience has been whether by mail-in or absentee, in-person by Early or on Election Day. The SABE GoVoter Project wants to know if you had any problems or questions about your voting experience from registering to vote, getting information about candidates,Read More

Gwendolyn Harshaw Receives 2020 Margaret Burley Family Impact Award

2020 OCALI Awards 2020 Margaret Burley Family Impact Award Recipient Gwendolyn Harshaw Gahanna, Ohio Mother, Advocate, Volunteer, Speaker, and Peer Over the past 20 years, Gwendolyn Harshaw has worn several hats, many at the same time. As a mother and advocate, she pursued services, information, and networks to ensure her sonRead More

Ohio SILC seeking proposals from Centers for Independent Living

The Ohio SILC is seeking proposals from Centers for Independent Living that can assist in the formation of a training program on advocacy in health care as directed by the Community Advancement and Advocacy Committee. Goals and Objectives To create a training series that can be utilized by CILs toRead More

Disability Rights Ohio Voter Hotline on Election Day

Disability Rights Ohio operates a voter hotline on Election Day during the hours the polls are open, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  They will have live phone operators and back up attorneys ready all day to provide legal assistance.  Voters with disabilities, their families, friends or caregivers should callRead More

Notice of Funds Available: Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis

Notice of Funds Available Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis About the Project The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will create opportunities for Ohioans with paralysis, and their family/support systems, to increase the education and development of skills needed to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency/disaster includingRead More

Notice of Funds Available: Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis Ramps and Home Modifications Project

Notice of Funds Available Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis Ramps and Home Modifications Project The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will create opportunities for Non-profit community organizations to distribute funding for Ramps and Home Modifications to Ohioans with paralysis. Applicants are encouraged to develop a process to distributeRead More

New Coalition Urges Swift Action on Home and Community Based Services

Today, the Ohio Home and Community Based Services Coalition (OHCBSC) had a first official meeting, including over 50  member organizations and self-advocates. Prior to the public launch, the Coalition—a diverse group representing consumers, providers, non-profits, and other advocates—sent a letter to the DeWine administration and the General Assembly, urging keyRead More

Joint-State Webinar on ABLE Accounts

OSILC is pleased to announce our participation in a joint-state webinar on ABLE Accounts. Join us and others for this live event on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about ABLE Accounts in Ohio and Massachusetts. This event will feature speakers for both ABLE programs and includeRead More

“Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

News Release U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2020 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme: ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’ WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This yearRead More

Renee Wood Winner of Regional Advocacy Award

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INDEPENDENT LIVING TO RECOGNIZE RENEE WOOD WINNER OF REGIONAL ADVOCACY AWARD June 30, 2020 Gahanna, Ohio Annually, the National Council on Independent Living recognizes the advocacy efforts and work of individuals that advance the rights of individuals with disabilities as part of their annual conference. This year,Read More