WHEN/ Friday, August 26, 2011
WHERE: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
The Disability Empowerment Center (DEC)
5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
MORE INFORMATION: Open to all ABIL consumers. To register, contact Liticia Hawkins, CLO coordinator, at (602) 443-0715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACKGROUND: The Community Living Options (CLO) Program offers services for individuals with a developmental disability, i.e. autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and cognitive disabilities that are ineligible for Federal & State support services. CLO brings together consumers, community volunteers and other resources to provide supports for individuals needing more assistance in the community.
ABIL advocates personal responsibility - by, and for, people with disabilities - as a means to independence. To help consumers achieve self-sufficiency, ABIL offers comprehensive programs including independent living skills instruction; information and referral; peer support; advocacy; home modification; ADA training and counsel; outreach to rehab centers & early intervention for newly disabled individuals; reintegration from nursing homes; employment services; Social Security work incentives; empowering youth in transition; personal assistant services and social recreational programs.