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
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.