Limited wheelchair-accessible van transportation is available to LICIL consumers who become members. The van provides transportation anywhere within Nassau County. Call LICIL at 516-796-0144 for exact information on van usage policy.
Independent Living is defined by the freedom to live, work, and play alongside neighbors and co-workers. LICIL advocates for the protection of that freedom through its efforts to reach members of the community individually and collectively.
For individuals, we offer guidance and education in the development of effective self-advocacy skills necessary for pursuing personal success.
With respect to the larger community of people with disabilities, LICIL strives to promote and protect rights to equal employment, education, commerce, healthcare and civil and social participation. This is accomplished through initiatives for positive public policy change and development, as well as action and support for legislation that advances opportunities for individual choice and unfettered community access for people with disabilities.
LICIL provides advice and assistance to people applying for a variety of benefit programs. This advice is provided to individuals or groups through personal contact, telephone calls and workshops. These benefits include, but are not limited to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid, Medicare, Programs for Veterans…and more. If you have any questions please call us for more information.
A LICIL staff member will explain our services and help you identify problems or concerns, assist in finding appropriate solutions, intervene when necessary and empower you to get the results you want.
LICIL provides information on and referral to a broad range of community resources and maintains extensive data on adaptive products, specialized services and current trends affecting persons with disabilities.
Peer Counseling or “Peer Sharing” is one of the basic principles on which Independent Living Services are based. Communicating with someone who has been through the same or similar situations and discussing how they managed, and learning to resolve disability-related problems can be invaluable. This peer relationship can be developed with a staff member with a disability or with persons with disabilities from the community who are willing to volunteer as peer counselors.
LICIL provides information on low-income housing listing, the Section-8 Program, housing search techniques, your rights as a disabled tenant and possible funding sources for home modifications. This is an area where being creative scores you points and we will give you the most innovative way of getting what you need.
ADA COMPLIANCE CONSULTATION
As part of its commitment to the preservation of the civil rights of people with disabilities, LICIL provides on-site technical assistance to businesses, organizations and individuals to facilitate the elimination of architectural, communications and program access barriers. We can also offer guidance and information on equal employment rights, as mandated by ADA.
LICIL’s staff can assist you in resolving some of the basic problems that you may encounter in day-to-day living, by offering unique tips and techniques on self-care. Recommendations can be made on adaptive equipment, budgeting and household management.
LICIL lends adaptive equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) if your own is being repaired or is out of order. Call LICIL for further information about the lending policy.
LICIL is pleased to accept donations of adaptive equipment that is in excellent condition for use as loaners to our consumers.
AGING IN PLACE (AIP)
LICIL firmly believes in the value of community life and stands committed to preserving consumers’ ability to enjoy life in their homes for as long as possible. We provide a variety tools to seniors and persons with disabilities shaping their lives around AIP. Information and referral to local resources, accessible transportation, and self-directed in-home attendant care through our Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPAP) program represent just a snapshot of what is available. We are also here to provide information on the national movement toward AIP and its growing prevalence in Nassau County.
VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES
LICIL is proud to work with veterans with disabilities to access benefits and services available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and will provide information and referral to Veterans Services Offices (VSO’s) as well as to other important resources. We offer an environment in which veterans can tap into expertise about life with a disability and are encouraged to develop positive focus on meaningful achievement in education, employment, socialization and community participation.
Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.
3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 208 & 500
Levittown, NY 11756
The Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.
is a non-for-profit organization established in 1980.
TEL: 516-796-0144 En Español: 516-796-6176
TTY: 516-796-0135 Fax: 516-796-0529 / 516-520-1247
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