Winners of the Amazon gift cards for their participation in NYSILC's needs assessment survey. 

We would like to thank all those who participated for helping to prioritize services supporting continued and expanded Independent Living locally, regionally, and statewide.


National Disability Institute received federal funding from the US Department of Education and theAdministration for Community Living at the Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance for the NDI Alternative Financing Program. The fundingmakes it possible for NDI to provide loans from $500 to $30,000, helping residents of New Jersey and New York City to purchase assistive technology. The lending terms are favorable, helping seniors and people with disabilities to qualify for the loans. 

NDI is looking to partner with community agencies to meet the need for assistive technology. Contact Laurie Schaller at 1 (202) 449-9521.

The New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC) is an independent, non-profit state council with the primary responsibility to jointly develop, monitor and evaluate the three-year Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) with the Federal network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and the New Yorkers with disabilities they serve. The council is authorized under Section 705 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, as amended.

NYSILC is in the process of seeking one candidate to serve as a volunteer council member appointed by the NYS Regents to a three-year term. NYSILC seeks diverse membership, including individuals with various disabilities, cultures, ages, and gender identification, geographically located throughout the state.

Based on current council membership, NYSILC can enhance its purpose by encouraging applicants from the greater New York City area, who have a disability with a diverse race/ethnicity and or gender identification.

Individuals should complete an Application Form in its entirety (which requests two references with contact information) and include a copy of their resume. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Refer to the NYSILC background and member expectations for more information.

If you have any questions about the application, process, or further duties of council members, contact Brad Williams at the NYSILC office: (518) 427-1060 (voice/TTY), (518) 427-1139 fax, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your interest in the council.

The event program for the 2018 NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame is now available! Click here to access it: 2018 HOF Program

Find the NYAIL 2018 ILC Informational Flier here. For the text version of the flier, click here.

NYSILC is looking to fill a full-time Administrative Assistant position based in Albany, NY. See the attached Job Description for details.

NYSILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages individuals with disabilities to apply.