The Center for Independent Living of Broward (CIL) has worked with thousands of individuals with disabilities interested in gainful employment. We provide monthly orientations to recipients of SSDI and SSI, who have enrolled in the Ticket to Work program, learn how their monthly income can increase while employed and receiving cash assistance. Consumers, including Ticket to Work recipients, can also receive one-on-one benefits counseling and pre-employment testing. CIL Broward also runs a Job Club and other job readiness workshops for … Continued
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Presenters: Steven Sundarrao, USF College of Engineering Assistive technology and home modifications have the potential to increase independence, safety, and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Many people may become trapped in their homes or locked out because of a disability that prevents them for being able to physically access their home. Assistive technology such as environmental control units and mobile phones have allowed a person with a disability to control their home appliances, turn on and off lights, … Continued
Presenters: Ted Bickoff, Gen-X Construction, Inc. and Beth Kofsky, Housing and Assistive Technology, Inc. The importance of making the home safe and accessible for long term Independent Living can be confusing and overwhelming. This workshop will discuss how to assess your home environment, take you on a photo tour through a house that highlights the hazards and solutions and present some of the new products available to improve a person’s Safety, Accessibility and Quality of Life.
Conducted by certified adaptive golf instructors, therapists, and volunteers, Playing Through Adaptive Golf Institute, Inc. provides inclusive adaptive golf programs and services for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you’ve played before and you’re looking to get back in the game, or you want to try golf for the first time, join us and learn how to build on your abilities and achieve your goals while experiencing the many benefits of adaptive golf as recreation, therapy and rehabilitation. … Continued
Hand cycling is a form of adaptive cycling that enables athletes of all abilities to ride a “bike” exclusively using the upper body. Unlike many other adaptive sports handcycling works to create integrated cycling opportunities for people who use wheelchairs and athletes with lower-mobility impairments. Enjoy this opportunity to try a hand cycle for yourself! Plus, visit the Achilles International booth to learn what you need to know about the right handcycle for you, and to try hand-cycling for yourself! This will be … Continued
Wheelchair basketball was only played by men with spinal cord injuries during the early days of the sport. Today, it’s changed significantly with both men and women and a variety of disabilities competing on the basketball court. Many of the same rules from able-bodied basketball apply in the wheelchair game. The featured Wheelchair Basketball Clinics during the 2014 CIL Broward ADA Expo will be interactive for all ages and abilities. Join us for a fun day on the court!
Zumba is a high-energy Latin dance aerobic activity. The classes at the 2014 CIL Broward ADA Expo will be 45 minutes each, and will be taught by a licensed instructor, licensed by the Zumba Academy. The class will include music with a variety of rhythms, including a variety of music such as cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton, soca, samba, hip hop music, and tango. Zumba burns lots of calories and is fun for people of all ages and abilities! … Continued