Our offices have now reopened with limited hours to the public.
The TMHA building, where we are housed, requires masks for those who have not been immunized. Others may wear masks at their own discretion.
The offices will now observe the following schedule Monday through Friday: (10-3) for appointments starting July 1st. We anticipate a full reopening of the offices in the Fall as the state reaches a 70% or greater vaccination rate or what is now commonly referred to as “herd immunity”.
Our Independent Living Specialists and professionals are available to you for in-person appointments Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.!
Please call or email your support professional to set up an appointment if needed.
You can reach us by phone at 330-372-3325.
Leave your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please visit our website www.wrilc.org to find staff members’ EMAIL if you wish to reach them that way or you can CONTACT US here.
Please continue to observe the recommended practices for maintaining good health.
The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council is currently working on gathering information on what people in Ohio think about disability issues and Independent Living. We would appreciate your participation in a brief survey, your honest feedback will help in our future planning efforts and activities. The results from the survey can help shape services, advocacy efforts, and understanding of needs in each community and across the state.
Click HERE to take the survey:
The survey will close on February 4th, 2022
For a limited time get unlimited talk, text and 10 GB of Data PLUS a Free Smartphone when you sign up for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program!
But wait, there’s more! AND get a tablet for just $10.01 when you qualify. Apply now to unlock your one-time discount on a brand-new tablet!
For the last 35 years, the FCC has made it possible for low-income consumers to receive access to free or heavily discounted communication services. The service originally started with home phone access, but as they saw the needs change over time, they expanded the program to provide wireless phones. Federal law requires telecommunication companies to contribute to the Universal Service Fund which in turn pays for the cell phone program, administered by USAC.
StandUp Wireless is a provider of Lifeline, a government benefit program. Qualifying individuals enrolling in Lifeline with StandUp Wireless will receive free minutes, text and data. Customers qualify through programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, Federal Public Housing and Veterans Pension, or based on your household income.
Our service works on most GSM handsets. To see if your phone is compatible, click here.
If you qualify for Lifeline, you also qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Your online Lifeline application will give you access to apply to both programs automatically to ensure that you are maximizing your benefit. If you would like to apply for Lifeline or EBB only, just give us a call at 1-800-544-4441.
Cruise Self-Driving Car Survey for Wheelchair Users
Cruise is a self-driving car company based in San Francisco. We are developing ride-sharing and delivery services that will be accessible to all.
We’re seeking anonymous feedback from people who use wheelchairs to inform and improve products. If you have a moment, please complete a short survey (no more than 5 minutes).
Please feel free to forward this survey to friends, family, or colleagues who want to participate.
New Behavioral Health Resources for Ohio’s Deaf Community
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Disparities and Cultural Competence (DACC) Advisory Committee has released new behavioral health resources for Ohio’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The DACC Committee partnered with Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc. to record videos in American Sign Language that focus on alcohol and drug addiction, suicide prevention, and the impact of trauma on lifelong wellness. Click the following to view/listen to the videos.
- What is Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Audio
- What is Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Video
- Suicide Prevention: Audio
- Suicide Prevention: Video
- Traumatic Events can Impact Wellness: Audio
- Traumatic Events can Impact Wellness: Video
Pediatricians Should Look for Risk Factors Linked to Teen Suicide
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for Pediatricians that include looking for risk factors linked to teen suicide. The guidelines were first published in 2007, and were updated this year. Risk factors that are included in the guidelines include substance abuse, a history of physical or sexual abuse, mood disorders, identifying as LGBT, and bullying. To see more, click here.