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An Update from the NCIL ADRC Task Force

Julia Sain (of Disability Rights and Resources in Charlotte, North Carolina) and Mary Margaret Moore (of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann in Salem, Massachusetts) Co-Chair the NCIL Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Task Force. In early 2013, the Task Force conducted a survey on status of relationships between CILS / SILCs and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in ADRCs. The results of the Task Force’s survey were very informative and will be shared at the workshop The CIL / SILC Role in ADRCs: Best Practices and Next Steps, which will take place Wednesday, July 24, at the 2013 Annual Conference on Independent Living.

The ADRC Task Force has provided input to NCIL staff on Administration for Community Living (ACL) contract items and is working collaboratively with ACL in preparation for another workshop, ADRCs: The No Wrong Door Network, taking place on Friday, July 25 at the 2013 Annual Conference on Independent Living,

The ADRC Task Force is committed to advocating for the ‘D’ in ADRC and ensuring the voice of the disability community is an equal partner. The Task Force is open to new members and the Co-Chairs encourage NCIL members to become a part of it. The Task Force meets at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Contact Julia Sain at juliasain@disability-rights.org and Mary Margaret Moore at mmmoore@ilcnsca.org for further information.

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