Wheelchair Basketball is Saturday, April 12!

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family at Kingsley Junior High School this Saturday, April 12 for LIFE CIL’s sixth annual Wheelchair Basketball Game.  The University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Teams are coming back to play LIFE CIL’s home team made up of representatives from  Local Religious Organizations.  Doors open and activities begin at 10:00 a.m., the game will begin at 11:00 a.m.

In addition to the game, there will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, silent auction, concessions with the help from Bloomington-Normal Jaycees, Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe performances and special guests Corny from Normal CornBelters Baseball and Reggie Redbird.  It is a great event that not only raises money for LIFE CIL, but also raises awareness of persons with disabilities and pays for two scholarships for the U of I Youth Summer Wheelchair Sports Camps.

Admission is $5.00, children 5 and under free.  Bring your whole family and tell your friends!  We hope to see you there!  More information about Wheelchair Basketball under our Events tab above.  You can also go to our Facebook page and learn more too!

Legislative Internship Project

Each year LIFE CIL offers a class to individuals with disabilities to learn both the advocacy  and effective communication skills needed in order to make change happen. Interaction with local legislators is part of this learning process. For a lot of people, going through this class is a very empowering experience, and you learn about all of the different ways that you can make your voice heard. The Pantagraph did an article about this class, please take the time to read the article.  If you are interested in learning more about this class, please contact Rickielee Benecke at our Bloomington office.


LIFE Center for Independent Living is now on Facebook!!

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!

From Social Security Administration, Office of External Affairs:

The Social Security Administration is pleased to announce the creation of the new Center for Section 504 Compliance.  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, and requires the federal government to provide individuals with meaningful access to government facilities, programs, and services.

Although the provision of accommodations to the public is not new, the Center for 504 Compliance is new to Social Security.  Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin is committed to improving our service to individuals with disabilities.  The Center for Section 504 Compliance will provide guidance to Social Security offices to ensure that our customers with disabilities have meaningful access when conducting business with us.

The Center for Section 504 Compliance will have a Toll-Free Number, where individuals may report issues and make suggestions regarding meaningful access.  The toll-free number is 1-844-881-9061.  The business hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (except federal holidays).


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Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, March 11: Human Services Council Meeting 12:00 noon - 1: 30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 12: Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m..
  • Thursday, March 13: Deaf Social Group 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 13: Low Vision Support Group Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Westminster Village, 2025 E. Lincoln, Bloomington, IL
  • Thursday, March 13: Open Enrollment Day 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 14: CEFT Meeting 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 17: Low Vision Support Group Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at DeWitt County Friendship Center, 410 E. Main Street, Clinton, IL
  • Monday, March 17: Ability in Aktion Club 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 18: Transition Planning Committee 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.