Persons with Disabilities Are Invited to Attend CLO/AZ StRUT Computer Class

WHAT: Community Living Options (CLO) has teamed up with Arizona StRUT to offer basic computer classes. Classes will cover basic systems setup, how to access the internet, free virus protection, ways to clean your computer system to make it to run more efficiently. Beyond the basics, learn about resume writing, PowerPoint presentations and about Open Office - which is compatible with and similar to Microsoft Office but you can download and use it for free.

WHEN/ Friday, August 26, 2011
WHERE: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
The Disability Empowerment Center (DEC)
5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Computer lab

COST: None

MORE INFORMATION: Open to all ABIL consumers. To register, contact Liticia Hawkins, CLO coordinator, at (602) 443-0715 or

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.