OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 19

LIFE Center for Independent Living’s office will be on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Offices will be open again for regular office hours on Tuesday, January 20.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

McLean County Transition Planning Committee Presents:

Transition Expo

Planning for Students Beyond High School

 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WHERE: Heartland Community College, Community Commons Building, Room 1406

SESSION 1: Unit 5 & District 87 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SESSION 2: All Area Districts from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

WHO:  Juniors and Seniors and their families are encouraged to attend

PRESENTATION: Presentation will be lead by McLean County Transition Planning Committee’s regional Transition Specialist, Paul Rayburn, to get you thinking about your 5 year plan and the questions you need to be asking now.

OPEN HOUSE OF EXHIBITORS: Time to find out more about the exhibitors, visit their booths and get information and ask questions.

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS (and more to come!):

Independent Living: LIFE Center for Independent Living, Bloomington Housing Authority, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois, PATH, CISA (PAS Agent), YWCA, and United Access

Employment: Bridgeway, Inc., Department of Rehabilitation Services, Marcfirst: Adult Services, and  United Cerebral Palsy

Legal: Todd E. Bugg

Post-Secondary Education: University of Illinois, Lincoln Community College, Midwest College of Cosmetology, Illinois Wesleyan, Paul Mitchell, and Heartland Community College

Other: Penguin Project, SOAR-Special Opportunities Available in Recreation, and Illinois Assistive Technology Project

 

 

 

Currency Identifier App Available for iPhones

Something that might be useful to you or someone you know…There is a FREE app developed by the Department of Treasury that will enable persons who are blind or visually impaired with an iPhone to identify denominations of currency.  To learn more about this free application available to iPhone users, go to http://www.eyenote.gov.

You can also learn more information about other currency changes or currency identifiers at www.bep.gov.

 

Having Trouble Hearing on the Telephone?

LIFE Center for Independent Living may be able to help!  LIFE CIL is a selection center for the ITAC amplified telephone program.  If you are a resident of the state of Illinois, have a landline telephone and are hard of hearing, you could qualify for a FREE amplified telephone and be able to stay in touch with your family, friends and loved ones over the phone.

If you are interested in receiving an application or if you have questions about the program, please contact one of our offices and talk with either Beth in our Bloomington office or Nicole in our Pontiac office.

 

 

Volunteer Receptionist

We are currently looking for a volunteer receptionist for Mondays in our Bloomington office.  This volunteer position would include answering the telephone, greeting our visitors, assisting with our equipment loan program, including some paperwork, and minimal photocopying.  We would prefer to have someone who is dependable and committed to working each Monday.

If you are interested, please contact Brianne at our Bloomington office for an application or for more information.

 

 

Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe needs your help!

Any of you that have been to our Wheelchair Basketball event in the spring knows who the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe are!

The Kids on the Block, Inc. is an international program that began  in 1977 in response to US Public Law 94-142 requiring children with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment.  The Kids on the Block, Inc. have over 40 different programs that address various disabilities, educational and medical differences and social concerns for groups or organizations to choose from.  The puppet troupe performs skits you can learn about a few disabilities displayed in the program by puppets who are blind or have Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, or Down Syndrome.

Tanvi Singh is the current Director of the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe and there is a chance she may not be able to continue to be the Director of this wonderful puppet troupe.  If you are interested in becoming involved and possibly becoming the Director for the local The Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe, please contact Tanvi at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Like us on Facebook!

You can click on the LIKE button to the right, or you can visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lifecil.  We are hoping we will be able to further assist the community through social media and keep in touch with those who want to know what LIFE CIL is up to!

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, January 6: Women’s Advocacy Support Group 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 10: Bloomington Normal Deaf Club Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 12: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, January 12: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 13: Human Services Council Meeting 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 14: Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 17: National Federation of the Blind, Bloomington Chapter Meeting 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19: CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Tuesday, January 20: Transition Planning Committee 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 20: Ability in Aktion Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 21: CEFT Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 26: Healthy Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, January 26: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 29: Personal Assistant Orientation 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 29: Board of Directors Meeting 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 2: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 3: Women’s Advocacy Support Group 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 5: Low Vision Support Group at Westminster Village (2025 East Lincoln in Bloomington) 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 5: CCDI Local Chapter Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 9: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 9: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 10: Human Services Council Meeting 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 11: Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 16: Health Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 16: Ability in Aktion Club Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 17: Transition Planning Committee (TPC) Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 18: CEFT Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21: National Federation of the Blind Bloomington Chapter Meeting 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 23: Healthy Relationships Class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 23: Community Advocacy Training 102 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 26: Board of Directors Meeting 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.