All People Accessible Business (APAB)
Project offers ILCNSCA consumers and supporters a chance to advocate for full access in the community. ILCNSCA will recruit persons with disabilities, and others: especially seniors and youth interested in becoming volunteer APAB Surveyors of ILCNSCA. These Surveyors will conduct accessibility surveys of selected North Shore and Cape Ann Businesses throughout the 25 municipalities of ILCNSCA service area.
Click here to sign up for a survey
Click here to become an APAB Volunteer.
Title VII Part B
The Center has limited funding under Title VII Part B under the reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which can be used to provide services or equipment to eligible persons with disabilities to assist them attain or maintain independence in the community. The most common uses of title VII Part B funding are for home modification, vehicle modifications, and assistive equipment for persons with disabilities in our services area.
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Consumer Access Advocacy Team (CAAT)
Volunteers of ILCNSCA meet monthly to review variance requests, ADA Transition Plans, and other Advocacy issues on Access. Meetings with elected officials and the CAAT occur throughout the year
Greater North Shore Link
ILCNSCA is a partner with five Aging agencies to provide a ‘no wrong door’ entry for information and linkage regarding long term care services and supports. Our Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC) serves persons with disabilities of all ages and seniors with or without disabilities. This blending and braiding of ILCNSCA services with the Aging agencies services provides a broader voice for access to community services and supports.
In keeping up to date with increased Independent Living housing needs for people with disabilities the Center has become a member of MASS ACCESS. MASS ACCESS, also known as The Accessible Housing Registry, catalogs numerous accessible or adaptable units in the state and tracks their availability. This information is updated on a daily basis and includes location, rent level, number of bedrooms, particular adaptable or accessible features, vacancy status, etc. Utilization of this system enables ILCNSCA staff to provide this crucial information directly to Consumers who are in need of housing options.
Massachusetts Network of Information Providers (MNIP)
The MNIP is conducted via a state wide computer network. This allows Independent Living Centers and other service providers to share important information regarding services, programs, and upcoming events in the community. This network allows the Center’s staff, consumers, and volunteers to research information regarding services and supports throughout Massachusetts.http://www.disabilityinfo.org
ILCNSCA is committed to access and social justice for all and is an EEO/AA employer.
North Shore Self Help Group Fund
The North Shore Self Help Group (NSSHG) Fund is a special fund that will be used to ensure that consumers of ILCNSCA with mobility disabilities have access to specific individualized employment supports when other resources may not be readily available. This fund exists from an endowment from the North Shore Self Help Group, founders of ILCNSCA.
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Resources for Home Modification/Assistive Technology
ILCNSCA has limited funding from Title 7 Part B under the reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide resources for home modifications, vehicle modifications, and other adaptive equipment. ILCNSCA assists consumers with research and application for obtaining funds under the Home Modification Loan Program and the Assistive Technology Loan Program as well as other possible funding for those needs.
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Emergency Preparedness By People With Disabilities
How well you prepare and how much you practice before a disaster occurs will determine how successfully you deal with and recover from disasters. Your personal disaster preparation is a continuing process. It helps you and your network identify, get, develop, manage, and maintain the information and resources you will need to deal with a disaster when it happens.
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