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Independence.Empowerment.Inclusion
Westchester Independent Living Center
Putnam Indepependent Living Services
Greetings!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) as well as the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

If you're a person with a disability who would like to obtain employment, get started by visiting the Employment page on www.wilc.org or the employment page on www.putnamils.org

The Peer Integration Specialist at WILC works one-on-one, and group trainings, to provide core independent living services with the goal of obtaining a job.

Need information on Equal Access and the American with Disabilities Act? Contact ADA Specialist Michael Hellmann, Email mhellmann@wilc.org for ADA consultations.


POSTER with images of people Increasing Access and Oppportunity
OTHER RESOURCES
NDEAM 2020 Increasing Access and Opportunity, visit the website for the 2020 Westchester and Rockland National Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) website is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Visit the CAREERS Support Solutions website for information on their programs focused on helping individuals with disabilities achieve employment in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
ABSENTEE VOTING
YOU can still request an absentee ballot. The deadline to request a
ballot by mail is (received by) October 27. Click here to request an absentee ballot application.

If you need help with this process call Rebecka Palmer at 914-682-3926 ext. 2105 or email rpalmer@wilc.org
EVICTION MORATORIUM
key to open door
The CDC recently released guidance on the eviction moratorium for nonpayment of rent. The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the National Housing Law Project have put together an overview of the moratorium and a FAQ for Renters.


Don't miss this from the Education Advocates
Come (virtually) Ask the Advocate
Wondering how to best support your child during these uncertain times - put your special education questions and concerns to our panel of advocates.
October 22,5:30pm-7:00pm

National Diabetes Prevention Program Prevent Type 2 is a CDC recognized year long lifestyle change program that focuses on long term change and lasting results. During the first half of this structured program we meet about once a week and participants will learn to:
  • Eat healthy without giving up all the foods they love
  • Add physical activity to their life, even if they don’t think you have time
  • Deal with stress
  • Cope with challenges that can derail their hard work—like how to choose healthy food when eating out
  • Get back on track if they stray from their plan—because everyone slips now and then
During the second half of the program we meet once or twice a month to enhance and practice the skills learned. Contact Lonna Kelly at 845-228-7457 ext. 1110 or email LKelly@putnamils.org for information on the NDPP.
Westchester Independent Living Center
10 County Center Road 2nd floor
White Plains, NY 10607
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
914-259-8036 (VP)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Putnam Independent Living Services
1441 Route 22, Suite 204
(Tompkins Mahopac Bank building)
Brewster, New York 10509
845-228-7457 (Voice)
914.259.8036 (VP)
845-228-7460 (Fax)