At this year’s Annual Conference on Independent Living, some of NCIL’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Subcommittee members were able to meet with Bob Williams about the lack of disability integration that was happening in ADRCs. Thankfully, we were listened to. Bob Williams has agreed to meet with us to become a liaison between the ADRC Subcommittee and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to assist us in our uphill battle to bring the D back into ADRCs.
The online and in-person training has ended for the Part A (pilot) states of the ADRC. This training has many flaws when it comes to access for everyone and feedback reflects this, but many agree that for advocates that are just joining the movement, this is helpful training that was not available before. It allows advocates to devise tools that will help in the field when bringing in new members to the Independent Living community.
The ADRC Subcommittee is always looking for new members. We meet once a month via phone. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Mary Margaret Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ericka Reil at Ericka@vcil.org.