New Federally Funded program for Seniors and People with Disabilities of New Jersey and New York City
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.
NYSILC Seeking Candidates to Serve as Council Member
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
Thank you for your interest in the council.
Hall of Fame Program
The event program for the 2018 NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame is now available! Click here to access it: 2018 HOF Program
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.
NYSILC 2017 Year-End Appeal and Giving Tuesday
This holiday season, NYSILC is looking for your continued support. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, is Giving Tuesday. In addition, I have attached our 2017 Year-End Appeal Letter, which reviews our accomplishments over the past year and looks ahead to next year.
Please continue providing support in one of the following ways:
- Consider giving a donation to the council to help us continue to achieve progress on priority programs and issues for New Yorkers with disabilities. Visit the NYSILC website at www.nysilc.org and click on the “donation” button located in the top-left corner of the home page.
- Direct link: https://nysilc.ejoinme.org/.
- Become a volunteer. NYSILC needs volunteers for its inaugural NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame. We need volunteers to help with the event and support logistics. Contact the NYSILC office at 518 427-1060, or
Amazon Smile: When you are shopping this this holiday season, remember that NYSILC participates in Amazon Smile for non-profits. Click on smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1783039 to select identify our non-profit council to receive 0.5% of your total cart purchases from Amazon Smile.