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    WHO WE ARE

    Advocating for
    full integration,
    independence &
    civil rights of people
    with disabilities
    and seniors

    Advocating for full integration, independence & civil rights of people with disabilities and seniors

    The Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL) assists people with all types of disabilities who want the opportunity to live independently and be active members of the community. Our core services include Information Referrals, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training, and Advocacy. We also offer specialty services that address a variety of needs including housing, accessibility, environmental modifications, benefits advisement, employment, and youth services.

    If you are a person with a disability, care for someone who is, or want to learn how to make the community more accessible to all people, contact RCIL today. We look forward to helping you claim your independence.

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    Success StoriesAlice was born with Cerebral Palsy. She's also deaf. And thanks to RCIL, she'd like to make you dinner.

    For some people, cooking is a chore. But not for Alice. Macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, pancakes -- bring it on. And she cooks it all with one hand...

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    APR
    18

    Local Fun*Run Event!

    In support of National ADAPT and Rochester ADAPT traveling to DC, RCIL and Center for Disability Rights will host a local Fun*Run...

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    JUN
    12

    Re-Open House and Art Exhibit

    Saturday, June 13th at the Regional Center for Independent Living and Center for Disability Rights located at 497 State Street, Rochester, NY....

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    JUN
    21

    Film Festival

    Celebrate the ADA with some great films at the Cinema Theatre! We will have two showings - one at 6 pm and one at 8 pm. Films selections will be...

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    JUN
    29

    Legislative Breakfast

    In celebration of the ADA's 25th Anniversary, we will host a Legislative Breakfast at our downtown Rochester office - 497 State Street, from...

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