Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at:
Our Bloomington Office: 309/663-5433
Our Pontiac Office: 815/844-1132
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Teams vs. District 87 Teachers and Staff
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013
WHERE: Kingsley Junior High School, 303 Kingsley in Normal, IL
TIME: Doors open at 10:00 a.m.; Game starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tickets are $5.00 each, children 5 and under are free. Tickets are currently on sale at LIFE Center for Independent Living, or tickets can be purchased at the door.
There will be concessions handled by Bloomington-Normal Jaycees, a silent auction organized by McLean County Association for Home and Community Education, Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe will perform before the game, Spirit cheer team will perform during the game, there will be a door prize and a 50/50 raffle. DJ and music services provided by Wayne's Music World and photography provided by My View of You Photography. Reggie Redbird will also join us before the game. It is a family fun event that we hope you will join us for!
Proceeds from the Wheelchair Basketball Game will benefit LIFE Center for Independent Living (LIFE CIL) and a portion of the proceeds will pay for scholarships for local youth with disabilities to attend the U of I wheelchair sports camps this summer.
Illinois has a program to help! You can get a FREE amplified phone through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC). It's easy to qualify.
- be a legal resident of Illinois;
- have your doctor or audiologist sign the application certifying that you are hard-of-hearing;
- have standard phone service in your residence.
There is some information you will need to submit to ITAC to get a phone:
- 1. Completed application--you fill out the front, your doctor or audiologist has to fill out the back certifying you have a hearing loss.
- 2. A copy of your most recent phone bill--the pages that include your name, address, taxes and fees.
- 3. Proof of identification--this can be a copy of your driver's license, state ID card OR a piece of mail showing the same address as the application.
LIFE Center for Independent Living is a selection center for these phones. You can go to either the Bloomington or the Pontiac office during regular business hours to see and test the four amplified phones you have to choose from and select which phone works best for you.
To receive an application or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Brianne.
LIFE Center for Independent Living does not provide sign language interpreters, but we can direct you to the website that provides all of the information you need to hire an interpreter in the state of Illinois.
There are two steps to finding an interpreter.
First you must determine what level(s) of interpreters are qualified to do the job you need them for, this brochure explains the levels.
Then you need the list of interpreters to contact them and find out if they are available for the date and time you need them. You are able to hire any interpreter you wish, as long as they are within the level(s) you need for the job.
All of this information and more can be found on the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing's website. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Brianne or contact Dana at LIFE Center for Independent Living.
Watch this video to find out what you can do to stop this from happening.
Language Assistance Service Video RE: Hospitals and Interpreters.