Dear Friends,

I am excited to introduce our brand new logo!

This new logo encompasses everything that is central to our mission and our desire to empower people with disabilities to live productive, rewarding lives with pride and dignity. It is bright, it is fresh, and it is powerful. The logo is a harbinger of great things to come for CILO and for our consumers. Stay tuned in the coming months for the unveiling of new aspects of the CILO "brand."

My thanks to our staff team, our board, and other stakeholders who provided very valuable input in choosing this logo. In addition, we extend a huge gesture of gratitude to Mr. Tommy Sheehan of TOMMYINK LLC for working with us to create the initial concepts and what would become the final product. Thank you very much!

As always, I want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 513-241-2600 (extension 211) or by e-mail.  My best wishes for a joyous and meaningful summer.



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Bunbury Music Festival Accessibility Partner

CILO is proud to be the Accessibility Partner of the 2018 Bunbury Music Festival. Since 2012 CILO has partnered with this three day outdoor festival on the banks of the Ohio River to  assure guests with special needs will have a safe and pleasant experience. As the Accessibility Partner, CILO responds to numerous inquiries leading up to the event about accessibility or special accommodations and provides on-site assistance over the three day weekend (June 1-3) at the Accessibility Booth.

CILO also fills 36 beer booth volunteer slots over the weekend in. This year our goal is to raise $2000 in tips to benefit our Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund assists people with disabilities who may experience a shortfall in basic needs.

Thanks to Pastura Screen Print & Design for our volunteer shirts with our new logo!

Financial Literacy Series

Become "money smart" and set financial goals in this free education series for people with disabilities presented by  PNC Branch Manager, Krystle Flowers held at CILO. Classes restart on May 31 and run through June 28. Read the flyer here.

Computer Classes Continue 

Join us throughout June and July for any of our free classes covering basic computer skills, accessing the internet, Microsoft Outlook and Word and more. Click here to learn more!

Your Input Could Impact Statewide Independent Living Programs

Are you interested in advocating for people with disabilities? Join us for our next Consumer Advisory Council on June 5th.  Read more  here.

Youth Transition Supports

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) will be offered over the summer break for transition age youth with disabilities (ages 14-21) with an IEP, ETR or 504 Plans. These services include instruction in self-advocacy to help students become more independent and get an early start on identifying their goals and options for their future. Pre-ETS is a 1:1 service that can take place at CILO or in the community. Contact Jen Kroell, Youth Transition Coordinator by Email or call 513.241.2600 Ext. 200.

Connect with People with Disabilities

Disability Connector is a Closed Facebook Group created by CILO as an online support system for people with disabilities who are seeking information, support, ideas or want to share their experiences.
Disability Connector will maintain a thriving community by adhering to the guidelines that we will provide a safe space for people to ask questions, offer support, and build relationships. The goal of this group is to provide a great community experience in an engaging and inclusive space where everyone can learn and grow. 
Join here!

Support CILO:

Log on to   using your regular Amazon credentials and select Independent Living Options, Inc , (make sure it says Cincinnati).  Once signed up  your qualifying purchases at  
will benefit CILO.

Kroger Community Rewards 


Did you know you need to re-register your Kroger Plus Card annually to to keep CILO as your selected charity in the Kroger Community Rewards program? 

To re-register or to begin supporting CILO each time you shop at area Kroger stores, click  here

Not sure if you are supporting CILO? Check the bottom of your receipt for "You requested Kroger to donate to Center for Independent Living Options"

Thank You to our board members, staff and friends for volunteering on behalf of CILO at the Flying Pig Marathon Finish Line on May 6th!

CILO staff celebrating  anniversaries in June!

Lisa Beane - 4 years
Kentucky Housing Coordinator

Anthony Jenkins - 4 years
Gallery Assistant, Art Beyond Boundaries

Summer Exhibition Opens at 
Art Beyond Boundaries

CILO's art program and exhibition gallery featuring artists with disabilities invites you to the opening reception of their summer exhibition on Friday, June 15 from 6PM to 9PM.  

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