March 2023

Empowering people with disabilities to lead independent and inclusive lives in the community.
Visit Our Website

A Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Spring is a time of transition when we begin to feel more motivated to get out and begin new things. For people with disabilities who may wish to increase their independence this spring, they may find they need some support in deciding where to start. 

A desire to be more independent can range from developing essential life skills, to developing a strong support network, to developing healthy habits. CILO assists people of all ages with disabilities to establish their independent living plan for both at home and in the community.  If you are or someone you know is ready to set goals toward becoming more independent, contact our Independent Living Specialist, Jenise Brassell. While Jenise is new to our team, her diverse skills and passion for serving others guides her to ensure that each person is receiving the support they need. IL Skills Training is provided 1:1, either in person or virtual. Feel free to connect with Jenise by email or by phone at 513-246-0319. 

You can learn about our other services our website at As always, I appreciate hearing from you with any ideas or comments and can be contacted by email or by phone at 513-338-5100.


Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter. If you are the FIFTH person to contact me by email indicating you have read my message, you will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.  



Rob Festenstein

Get started by going to

Get the Living Well in the Community flyer here.

CILO is pleased to collaborate with Disability Rights Ohio on this advocacy initiative. Get the flyer here.

Are you a wheelchair user and interested in playing tennis? Check out these upcoming classes starting in April through the Cincinnati Tennis Foundation.

View the flyer.

We are always interested in hearing about how our services have impacted

the lives of people with disabilities.

Do you have a story you would like to share with us? Email us

CILO offers free notary services
for people with disabilities in Ohio. For an appointment, contact Rob Festenstein.

Support CILO

Learn more here about how using your

Kroger Plus Card can support CILO!

Once you have signed up there is nothing more

to do other than use your Kroger Plus Card at the checkout!


Jazzed About Art

An annual event benefitting Art Beyond Boundaries

Friday, September 29, 2023

The Woodward Theatre

Visit the ABB website here

Do you know someone that would like to receive our newsletter?

Email us!

This publication is available in an alternate format upon request.