26th Anniversary of the ADA!

Happy 26th anniversary to the Americans With Disabilities Act!  America would be such a different, harsh and inaccesible place without the ADA, and we here at NWGA CIL want to celebrate what it has brought to our lives every single day! But there still is so very far to go. There are many people and … Continue reading

Come Eat With Us, and Vote, Vote, Vote!

NWGA Center for Independent Living Cordially Invites You to Our Independence Open House   Wednesday, July 27 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 242 North 5th Avenue Rome, GA 30165 šCome By and Enjoy Lunch Munches and Dessert! šCelebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act With This Year’s Theme:  Vote! Vote! Vote!  If you haven’t registered to … Continue reading

Summer 2016 Newsletter

SAVE THESE DATES!   Wednesday, July 27 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   OPEN HOUSE in Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Vote! Vote! Vote!   Come by our office and enjoy lunch munches and Dessert!   If you haven’t registered to vote yet, we will have registration forms and absentee ballot forms. We … Continue reading

Join Us for a Town Hall Event!

TOWN HALL (FREE) LUNCHEON MEETING “TALK TO ME, DOCTOR, NOT ABOUT ME”  NWGA Center for Independent Living will be hosting a Town Hall luncheon meeting on the subject of how to communicate with your health care providers about your medical and accommodation needs. A panel of people who have different types of disabilities will share … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 31

Hello and welcome to this week’s issue of The Bigger Picture, where we take a look at things both within our region and beyond in the world of disability & independent living. Let’s see what we have for this week’s issue… Amazon Reaches Deal with Deaf Rights Group to Caption All Video Several months ago … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 30

Wow, our 30th blog post! Amazing! Let’s dig into some great stories this week about IL and disability! Gatorland Launches Wheelchair-Accessible Zip Line This great news was found by happenstance on the web this week! The renowned fun zone in Orlando, FL–Gatorland–is opening a wheelchair-accessible zip line! You can read more and find some images … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 29

Oh, there you are! So good to see you, come on in! Make yourself at home, I just finished baking our quick blog for today! Voter Registration in Georgia Ending Soon We here at NWGA CIL highly encourage all people–but especially people with disabilities–to exercise their right to vote in local, state and federal elections. … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 28

Hello again, faithful readers! Welcome to this week’s issue of The Bigger Picture! There’s some huge news for Georgia residents needing housing assistance below, and a few other nuggets of noteworthy notions. SourceAmerica and AbilityOne Being Investigated by Feds CNN is calling it “what sources say could be the biggest fraud case ever in a … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture, Issue 27

How’s the new year treating you? Motivated and ready to tackle it? Kinda sluggish, but getting into gear? How about just down-right cold? Yeah, me too. But here we go! Dive in! ADA Improvement Bill Drafted An activist from Topeka has helped to draft a bill that has been introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D) … Continue reading